Toonie Tuesdays for Fort McMurray


Our Me To We student leadership team is asking for us to help them with this fundraiser. 

Here is the background from Pitt River Middle Students…

A class at Pitt River Middle School is wanting to coordinate a district wide fundraiser for the victims of the fires in Fort McMurray.  They are requesting that interested schools participate in their Toonie Tuesday challenge to raise funds, which would be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.  I have provided the information below.  They have also created a poster for the event which I have attached.  If you have any questions, you can email the teacher – Kiren Chand  at

This is a great opportunity to coordinate fund raising in this area and make a difference for those impacted.

And details from our Board Office:

The catastrophic effects of the fires in Alberta have impacted tens of thousands of people.  The students in my Math 7 class have collectively come up with a district wide initiative to raise money to support the community.  They would like to have “Toonie Tuesdays”  for the next three Tuesdays in May.

We are hoping this takes off as a district wide initiative in which every person,  in every school,  would bring in a Toonie to help the residents of Fort McMurray.  The power of the Toonie can be astounding in conjunction with every other Toonie collected in the district.  Lets work together to make this happen!

Below are some details of what this could look like;

  • Money would be collected by teachers on the next three Tuesdays in May
  • School Secretaries would deposit and write a cheque to board office indicating it is donations for Fort McMurray Fire
  • District would issue a cheque to the Red Cross

Thank you on behalf of our Me to We Team!