Students in the Grade 12 entrepreneurship class at North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow aim to raise money to send comfort packages to soldiers in Afghanistan. Clockwise from top left are: Melanie Kenny, Aaron Settle, Holly Grant, Kimberly Grant and Maggie Wilson.
NEW GLASGOW- A grade 12 course at North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia requires students to complete four ventures - with at least one charitable fundraiser.Brainstorming began in their senior entrepreneurship course. They were inspired by a suggestion of a "Coffee House" - taking a life of it's own.
A brother of classmate Maggie Wilson is serving in Afghanistan and the group felt a kinship with the soldiers and wanted to help them. Preparations began in preparations of the March 29th event to support Canadian troops in Afghanistan.
All the money raised will be going to support the troops. Funds will be used to prepare care packages - sending a little bit of home to Afghanistan.
Starting out small (just for the school) the idea grew and it was soon opened to the public.
Performances by staff (singer- songwriter Jakki Rogue) and relatives (well known fiddler Fleur Mainville) offered to perform.
The plans gained momentum when area businesses began donating food, drink, equipement ase well as items for door prizes. The students' parent have begun baking.
The grade 12 group began advertising and arranged for the school's production class to handle the sound equipment.
Coffee and Snacks available for purchase.
Support our Troops - Join them at Coffee House Night