Wed, 26 Mar, 2014
The Strathcona School community raised an incredible $171,000 in the ChainReaction Campaign, a global initiative to raise awareness and funds for the need for bicycles in Africa. Approximately 800 people (80 teams) participated in a 24-hour bike-a-thon in the Scona gym to raise donations. Teams consisted of students from Scona and other high schools, teachers, school council, and a city hall team led by Mayor Don Iveson. The city tall team also included councilors McKeen, Henderson, Sohi, and Knack.
Strathcona tremendously surpassed their initial goal to raise $70,000 for 500 bicycles. Instead, they raised enough money to buy 1,726 bikes, helping 8,000 people in Africa.
The event was organized by Leadership classes and teachers Tom Yonge and Jane Grant.