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Courtenay Elementary School Receives $1,500 Donation for its Food Program

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Fri, 10/02/2020 - 01:39

Courtenay Elementary School has received a $1,500 donation from the Morson Carson Advisory Group of CIBC Wood Gundy for its food programs.

In a small ceremony held in front of the school on September 30, Susan Carson and Rick Morson presented vice principal Andrew Ferneyhough with a cheque for $1,500.

Donation cheque in front of Courtenay Elementary
Rick Morson and Susan Carson (left) present a cheque for $1,500 to Courtenay Elementary vice principal, Andrew Ferneyhough (right)

According to Susan Carson, portfolio manager at the Morson Carson group, CIBC Private Wealth Management has been supporting the Comox Valley Life Long Learning Centre and the Comox Valley Record’s “Raise a Reader” Literacy for Children Campaign for the past two years. She added, “This is our first donation directly to Courtenay Elementary but we do not think it will be our last!”

Courtenay Elementary will use the donation in its Breakfast Club and lunch programs. Courtenay Elementary and the Courtenay Elementary Community School Society are extremely grateful for this donation.

Courtenay Elementary’s food program feeds around 30 kids a day out of a population of approximately 200 students. One of the aims of the food programs is to promote food literacy and healthy eating in addition to getting them off to a good start to the day by giving them the energy they need for classwork.

Says principal Catherine Manson, "Support for our breakfast and lunch program is really appreciated. Kids are excited to come for breakfast and they can start their day with some healthy(and yummy) food. Breakfast club is a great way to start your day!

Breakfast Club menu
A breakfast and lunch menu for the day.
Photo of the new meals coordinator
New food program co-ordinator,Shelly Waterfield, prepares breakfast and lunch for the kids.