Friday, 25 August 2017
GV Teachers cannot resist going above and beyond for a worthy cause when the opportunity arises. And the school cannot resist supporting them in their initiative when they do so. By way of example, when Haiti was struck by the terrible earthquake in 2010, several talented teachers launched a murder-mystery comedy fund-raising event and raised over $2500 with the school’s support. When Japan was hit by the horrific tsunami in 2011, another teacher-led theatre production raised over $1800 for the Japanese Red Cross, while the school participated in a scholarship program initiated by Languages Canada for affected Japanese youth. More recently, GV Vancouver partnered up with a local Syrian Refugee support service to donate available classrooms. Of course every Christmas the staff and school are immersed in charity works, but Halloween is always a big hit when GV teacher, Walter Kwiatkowski, thrills all the students with his famous hair-raising haunted house. The donations are matched by the school and donated to the BC Cancer Agency in memory of Walter’s dear wife.