The Terry Fox Run and Orange Shirt Day proved to be an experience that families took part in at St. Augustine School on Sept. 28. It was a brisk fall day for the students who made their rounds through the school grounds. Here, Darling Nunez walks while others follow behind her. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

St. Augustine Ponoka students come together for two celebrations

The Catholic school celebrated the Terry Fox Run and honoured Orange Shirt Day

Students at St. Augustine School came together to support two causes: the Terry Fox Run and Orange Shirt Day.

Both were celebrated with a run on Sept. 28 with kids running on the grounds at the school. It is a day of celebration but also awareness, explained Grade 3 teacher Mary Ann Baden.

“Awareness for Terry Fox and how we can all make a difference, and the same with our Orange Shirt Day,” she said.

The school has been running the Terry Fox run for quite a few years and students take pledges for the Terry Fox Foundation.

“We thought that if we did it all on the same day, it would make it that much more special,” explained Baden.

She pointed out that students were excited to run after seeing videos related to Terry Fox’s goals.

When asked about seeing Orange Shirt Day becoming an important part of students’ education, Baden said she enjoys that.

“It kind of gives a message with a double impact,” said Baden.

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