Elemental Run Walk ignites community spirit at Ladysmith Primary School

First responders visit Ladysmith Primary School after Ladysmith Primary School PAC Raises $7,775

Gerry Beltgens Special to the Chronicle

On May 22 members of Ladysmith First Responders delighted the children at the Primary School with mascots, fire trucks, a police dog and much more as a reward after they raised $7,750.00 through the 4th-annual Elemental Run.

The run was hosted by the Ladysmith Primary School children and the Parents Advisory Committee. The children raised almost all of the money for the event through sponsorship for the runners.

Run Committee Member Devon Warren was happy to see how excited the children were.

“It was great to see the kids get involved to help the school. The prizes of pizza parties, stuffy rides, skating, bowling and swimming passes all combined as incentives to motivate and energise the kids,” she said. “It was a great family and community event.”

One of the big prizes was the first responder prize: a visit to the school by members of the RCMP, and members of Ladysmith Fire/Rescue, along with their trucks. An RCMP dog handler and his dog Hawk were a big hit. Members of search and rescue and BC Ambulance were also present.

The Elemental Run and Walk event took place on a beautiful May 11. More than 178 people took part in the race with ages ranging from 1 to 78 and people of all abilities involved. Prizes were handed out to the fastest runners in each age category and there were many random door prizes.

PACs are officially recognized forums of parents within the school community that discuss and advise the school and school board on matters relating to the education and wellness of the students. Funds raised by the PAC pay for field trips, authors visits, performances in school, classroom supplies for each teacher, and the schools food program. T

his year the PAC was able to work with the school counsellor to purchase materials for parent education. All parents with children in a school are encouraged to contact and participate in the PAC program.

For more information visit the LPS PAC Facebook page, or contact lpspac@gmail.com.


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