Imagine asking a packed gym of grade 3-6 students to sit quietly as 85 prizes (stuffed animals, scooters, cooking classes, and a Paul Byron-signed hockey puck!) are presented and distributed.
At St. John Fisher Senior’s 7th Annual Raffle, organized by the Social Action team, the students were focused with open minds and hearts as the raison-d’etre of this event was shared.
Each year, the Annual Raffle brings the entire school together to raise awareness and funds for an important cause. This year’s raffle began with students Lauren and Zoe explaining that funds raised will be donated to the Native Woman’s Shelter of Montreal and will support its “The Welcoming Fire Program”.
The students explained how St. John Fisher Sr.’s efforts will provide added support to Indigenous families and allow ‘kids to be kids.’
Tealey Normandin representing the shelter then addressed the excited crowd of students and staff to explain the impact the raffle will have on families in need and to thank St. John Fisher Sr. for this important contribution.
Finally it was time to give out the prizes but not before announcing that St. John Fisher Sr. raised over $2,000 for the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal! The students and staff erupted in applause. Congratulations to St. John Fisher Senior and the Social Action team! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year’s raffle.