On February 27th Saskatoon hosted their first ever We Day event at the Credit Union Center. Thirty grade nine to twelve students from Hapnot Collegiate were among the fifteen thousand who attended. Chelsea Russel a student council teacher advisor along with Taylor Olinyk and Taylor Kittle gave the board a presentation on their We Day experience and how they earned the tickets to attend. A penny drive raised over 680 dollars towards clean drinking water in Haiti and food drives assisted our local food bank.
After the event the students are even more inspired to change the world stating here in the community plans are underway to clean up negative graffiti around town, a pledge of silence will be recognized on April 18th as part of the Free the Children Initiative where students are silent for the whole day. Another penny drive is planned in April to raise money for drinking water in third world countries and this July ten volunteer students travel to Nicaragua to help communities.