Salmon Day took place on April 13th after school at Spanish Banks and was more than a success, with the help and contributions from the BrainBoost Community; our cooking class, leadership class and one key person in charge of the entire event, Markie Giammarino. Fifty salmon were released into the stream, and each participant was given the opportunity to release their own salmon. We were encouraged to give their salmon a name that was a wish for their future. The cooking class made salmon themed food and the big hit, the salmon cake. We also played games: a one legged race, sand castle building and the fastest to put up a tent. Special thanks goes to the Leadership Class for putting their time into ensuring that the event went off without a hitch. The event wouldn’t have been possible without them.
The leadership class’s next project is for Sheway, a Pregnancy Outreach Program located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. They’re collecting teddy bears and stuffed animals that are gently used and around a foot long. The bears will be given to children ranging from newborn to 12 month olds at Sheway as an annual event to acknowledge their birth.