Students and staff at Blackville School held a rally on Tuesday to show their support while also promoting the Tom Donovan Renous Arena in the 13th Annual Kraft Hockeyville challenge.
A promotional song was created as well as a video that included drone footage and photos capturing the window decorations that students created throughout the school building.
Students and staff sported signs and t-shirts in memory of Thomas Dunn who died last June. He was a student at the school and also played hockey.
Encouraging people to vote for Renous, NB, the school will also be open for people to drop by and vote online at the school. The voting starts on the Kraft Hockeyville website at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 29 and ends at 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 30.
To see more photos from the rally on Tuesday, click here. To show support and vote, click hereto register on the Kraft Hockeyville website.
Photos by Maggie Jardine Video Editing by Christopher Underhill and Malcolm Vickers Singer: Jayda MacDonald Voiceover: Christopher Underhill
An illustration created by Grade 3 students Allie Hallihan and Mya Underhill was selected to appear in a book that will be published this spring.
Both young artists students love to draw and were very excited when they heard the news in February.
Their teacher Mrs. Lindsay Turner was informed of the illustration challenge by Vice Principal Mrs. Angela Moody.
"I asked if anyone in the class had any interest in participating. Allie and Mya jumped at the chance, and they started the project right away," Turner explained.
"Although we don't have a copy of the actual drawing as it was submitted. They drew the theme chinchilla in great detail," Turner added.
Turner knew that both the girls enjoyed drawing, and she said, "they possess great talent for eight year olds."
"They completed it together, without any assistance from peers or teachers. They came up with the idea themselves and how they wanted to organize it and their end result reflected that," she added.
The illustration challenge was organized by "5210 A Way of Life." According to the website, it "is an initiative that partners with communities across the Northumberland County to promote healthy behaviours."
It centres around the vision that "Northumberland County lives, works and plays in an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice." For more information, visit the 5210 website.