2:30 p.m., Dec. 3)
Sir Wilfrid Laurier launches Toy Mountain campaign
By Fred Sherwin
and staff at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in Orléans
are once again taking on the roles of Santas little
helpers in an effort to collect toys and food items for
financially challenged families in the region.
east end high school kicked off its 2015 Toy Mountain
campaign on Friday in the hope of building on the tremendous
success theyve had in previous years.
Wilfrid Laurier co-student council presidents
Jeber Mubedi (left) and Diliksha Fernando
stand in front of the Toy Mountain display
in the schools foyer. Fred Sherwin/Photo
year, they managed to collect more than 800 toys while
putting together 36 Christmas hampers for the Caldwell
years campaign was kicked off with a special tree
lighting cere-mony and some words of encouragement from
Toy Mountain ambassador Matthew Skube from CTV Ottawa.
tree was lit by co-student council presidents, Jeber Mubedi
and Diliksha Fernando.
two students are extremely proud to be able to carry on
a tradition that was begun at Sir Wil 17 years ago.
year we're very successful and we always make children
happy, and that's why we continue doing it, because it
basically brings joy to kids and that's something that
we really look forward to at the holidays. And honestly
who doesn't love making kids happy," says Fernando.
years Toy Mountain display was given a makeover
by the schools construction class and the custodian
want to make it more fun and different, says Mubedi.
and food items can be dropped off at the school anytime
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. until Dec. 18. The toys will
then be taken to the main Toy Mountain depot using a truck
provided by the Paul Rushforth Real Estate team, while
the food items will be assembled into the food hampers
and delivered the following day.
Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School is located at 1515 Tenth
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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