Marie Sharpe elementary principal Calvin Dubray and educational assistant and school Breakfast Club co-ordinator Tracy Campbell show off some of the new equipment the school was recently donated by the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Marie Sharpe elementary principal Calvin Dubray and educational assistant and school Breakfast Club co-ordinator Tracy Campbell show off some of the new equipment the school was recently donated by the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Marie Sharpe welcomes breakfast program

‘Tis the season of giving, students and staff at Marie Sharpe elementary to benefit first hand from a new Breakfast Club of Canada program.

‘Tis the season of giving, and students and staff at Marie Sharpe elementary will benefit first hand from a new Breakfast Club of Canada program at the school.

The BCC — whose national ambassador is hometown NHL superstar Carey Price — recently donated multiple kitchen items to the school including a conveyor toaster, loads of kitchenware and even a large freezer.

“Christmas has come early to the students and staff of Marie Sharpe,” the school’s principal, Calvin Dubray, said. “It’s an exciting time for our school community with the recent partnership with BCC.

“We work hard as a team to provide essentials such as food for all of our students so they can learn and have success. The acknowledgement of the importance of this from the BCC and its support of our program will have a positive impact on our students for years to come and we thank the club for their generosity.”

Dubray put in a proposal to the BCC after seeing the success of the recent launch of the program at Anahim Lake elementary.

Dubray said when the program launches in January they hope to be able to provide breakfast to roughly 50 of the school’s 125 students.

Tracy Campbell, an educational assistant, will be the school’s BCC co-ordinator, he added.

With the launch of the BCC Marie Sharpe, along with Anahim Lake Elementary School, will be the only two schools in School District 27 to have a BCC program. The BCC program at Marie Sharpe elementary will supplement the school’s lunch-time Brain Food program, which operates through SD27.

“We are thrilled to be able to launch this program at Marie Sharpe elementary,” said Josee Desjardins, senior director of Western Canada’s BCC. “This is just the beginning of a long relationship between the club and Marie Sharpe’s students, school staff and team of volunteers.”

The BCC is a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, training and support to school breakfast programs across the country.

 

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