Fishy fundraiser helps students help others

SD69 student group teams with local business for April 21 event

For more than 10 years now, School District 69 (Qualicum) students, staff, and their families have teamed up with a local business, Earthbank Fish Compost, to help earn funds to travel to the Dominican Republic and Mexico to build homes for deserving families.

This year they will team up for another fundraiser on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wembly Centre parking lot in Parksville.

Teams of volunteers will fill 60L bags of fish compost, which will be available for delivery or pick up at the mall. For more information or to set up a delivery, call or text Lil Rasa at 250-240-0091 or email

The student trips are taken through the LiveDifferent Academy, which was established as a Canadian charity in 2000 and which began to operate internationally in 2005.

Next year’s trip is also a public trip, meaning anyone is welcome to join the group. For more information, visit the Live Different website at

— Submitted by Lilian Rasa

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