Parkcrest Elementary Sings at Kamloops Blazers Game

Posted On Monday September 30, 2019
Greg Moore, BCLC CEO, Marlow Bach (Grade 4), Cooper Bach (Grade 2), and Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian practice for the puck drop.

Hockey-goers donated more than $8,000 for Parkcrest School during a Kamloops Blazers hockey game Sept. 27. The Blazers and BCLC hosted the Parkcrest-Brocklehurst community, providing 1,000 tickets to the game, providing space for a cash donation table, and giving the school the proceeds from the game’s 50-50 draw. The cash donation table raised about $680 and the 50-50 draw provided just over $7400. 

Parkcrest students were invited to sing the national anthem at the beginning of the game. Parkcrest students Marlow Bach (Grade 4), and Cooper Bach (Grade 2) dropped the first puck, with the help of BCLC Acting CEO Greg Moore and Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian.

Gorman said the high energy and welcoming atmosphere for students and staff and their families was appreciated by everyone. 

“We want to thank the Blazers and BCLC for their generous gesture, and for the opportunity for us to connect with the wider community.  It was a great experience for the kids,” said Parkcrest Elementary Principal Catherine Gorman. “Getting everyone together for a fun event like that seemed to be just what everyone needed.”

Gorman said the funds raised will be very helpful in the effort to re-build Parkcrest Elementary. The video below is a look behind-the-scenes as students were getting ready to sing O Canada. 


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