Tomorrow night is the second annual iCount Purple Tie fundraising dinner for the alternative school in Moricetown.
ICount’s Lorna Butz says the personalized, holistic program is provincially funded but the end of year class trip is paid for through the fundraiser.
She says this year’s week long trip to Haida Gwaii will be a fun, bonding trip for the students from the Bulkley Valley.
“So we raise the funds to take these kids and broaden their knowledge. We study about the places we are going before we go and so this just broadens their horizons and gets them a better appreciation and a hands-on knowledge of the area.”
World renowned Wet’suewet’en chef Andrew George has come in from Vancouver to cook the five course meal at the Moricetown Multiplex.
Butz says the dinner is also a tribute to the students who will be recognized for their achievements throughout the year.
The dinner starts at 6 pm in Moricetown and a few tickets are still available by contacting the iCount school.