Arrowview Elementary School students speak with a Tour de Rock rider during the cyclists’ visit to the school on Friday, Sept. 29. — Adam Kveton

Qualicum Beach’s Arrowview gets Tour de Rock visit

School raises $1,500 with coin drive, bake sale

It was a week of supporting friends and their families, and raising funds for children’s cancer research at Arrowview Elementary School.

And the prize at the end was getting to meet the Tour de Rock riders on Friday, Sept. 29.

The riders pulled into the school early and spent some time chatting with students — talking about their bikes, their ride and the cause.

It’s a cause Arrowview students are familiar with.

“We actually have a number of families that are impacted by cancer right now,” said principal Sheila Morrison.

Two families have been back-and-forth to the BC Children’s Hospital — one young boy who’s recently been able to return to school and is in the early stages of remission, and another student with a preschool sibling who is undergoing treatment, she said.

“Those are two pediatric cases, and then we have a few students whose parents either have had or do have cancer,” said Morrison. “So this really hit home for us.”

Over the week, the school held a coin drive fundraiser, as well as a bake sale.

Generally the school is able to raise a few hundred dollars each year, said Morrison.

However, after accepting nickels and dimes on Tuesday, quarters on Wednesday, loonies on Thursday and toonies on Friday, the school’s contribution was $1,503.20.

Send news tips to:

Just Posted

Bear spotted in Qualicum Beach

Full-grown bear spotted in complex at Berwick and Rupert roads

Canadians on epic journey arrive in Nanoose

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation welcomes participants of Canada C3 voyage

Kwalikum Secondary student back from year in Netherlands

Don’t pass up opportunity to travel with Qualicum Beach Rotary’s help, says Taylor Hunter

Resident slam loud dynamite blasting at Cedar Ridge Estate development

Sleigh feels insulted by Mayor Lefebrve who failed to understand their suffering

RDN creates new service to fund INfilm

Regional district to enter three year agreement with film commision for annual funding of $50,000

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

B.C. NDP convention set for Victoria

Premier, federal leader Jagmeet Singh to add energy

Silver Creek farm search expands north

RCMP were seen collecting evidence three kilometres north of the farm where human remains were found

Qualicum Beach residents discuss long-term vision for community wellness

Three more meetings on topic scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25

VIDEO: Motorcycle catches fire in Nanaimo traffic

Motorcyclist takes fast action to get burning bike off the road along the old Island Highway

Open house features both sides of the issues on Bowser sewage project

New association opposing marine outfall use event to also express their concerns

Nanaimo man assaulted, tied up and robbed at his home

Incident occurred about 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at a home on Beverly Drive

Parksville draft park plan goes before public

People invited to open house Oct. 28 at Parksville Community and Conference Centre

Most Read