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Students support rail trail

Students at École KLO Middle School in Kelowna finished their year with a hard-earned contribution to help complete the Okanagan Rail Trail. Two student groups in Grade 8 and 9 leadership classes (Community Action Team (CAT) and Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) programs) together raised $3268.78 to help finish the fundraising campaign for the recreational trail from Kelowna to Coldstream. From bottle drives and raffles, to fundraising luncheons and serving meals to KLO teachers and staff, the students worked most of last school year to raise this significant donation.  

Last month, the students proudly presented the cheque to Trail Ambassador Anna Hunt Binkley and Duane Thomson. “What a wonderful example of civic mindedness and legacy building from these young student leaders”, remarked Thomson. “This is a great way to reach towards the end of the two year fundraising campaign.” Although the fundraising campaign to complete construction of the rail trail is nearly at the final target, community enthusiasm remains strong. 

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