A Port Coquitlam high school is getting creative with fundraising for its graduates, during Year 2 of the pandemic.
Lisa Currier, chairperson of the parent advisory council grad committee, said her group also hopes to generate cash through other businesses. Among them:
• Me ’n Eds (2233 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam) will give 20% of its sales to the school on May 13, if “Terry Fox Grad” is mentioned in orders
Currier said the money will pay for a memento for the grads to honour their milestone during the difficult year.
“We’re doing as much as we can for their kids because we know that there’ve been a lot of hardships,” she said. “But we know the businesses are struggling, too, so we go to them with a heavy heart to ask for help.”
Currier said she feels bad for the Terry Fox graduates, who won’t have their usual convocation ceremony or dinner-and-dance farewell party.
When she graduated from high school in northern B.C., Currier said MTV drove across the country to film their festivities. Now, “I’m promising our graduates that I will give them the best 10-year reunion.”