A group of vehicles gather at Ponoka Secondary Campus before heading to the youth centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

UPDATED: Photos of the teachers, youth centre staff parade

Honks, signs, waves lift students April 8

UPDATED: Ponoka teachers and youth centre staff paraded around town today to say hi, from a distance, to their students and the kids in the community. The Ponoka News team were positioned around town to take photos and video.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Ponoka teachers and the staff of the Ponoka Youth Centre (PYC) are taking to the streets today at 3 p.m., driving around town and hoping to see their students and the kids they’ve been missing since schools closed on March 15.

“We’re hoping they will stand outside from their doors and wave,” said Morgen Chernick, PYC program director.

“We will be dividing into groups to conquer the town.”

All participants will be following all social distancing measures, with one person per vehicle.

They will meet at the bus area by the youth centre at 3 p.m. and break into six groups, dividing the areas of town between them, and coming to a neighbourhood near you at around 3:15 p.m.

Members of the PYC team will be participating, as well as staff from Ponoka Elementary School (PES). Ponoka Secondary Campus is expected to join in as well.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Ponoka first responders salute health care workers

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One of the groups cruising down the streets north west of the hospital. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

This group saw some enthusiastic kids and a couple parents on their tour. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Vehicles gathering in the bus area by the Ponoka Youth Centre. Photo by Judy Dick

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