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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   June 3, 2009 – The SCOPE – Page 3



Kenya trip fundraising dips into the garage
       By Chris Simon                       life. It's best not to hold                           international organization
   Kym Norton is about to                   back."                                                Free the Children. While in
experience three life                          The group will also be                             Kenya, the girls will also be
changing weeks.                             hosting several other                                 building       homes      and
   The Nantyr Shores                        fundraisers in the coming                             establishing a safe water
Secondary School student,                   weeks, including a garage                             supply in rural villages
along with seven of her                     sale during Wing Ding, and                            outside of
schoolmates, will be                        a meat sale. Money raised                                Nairobi. They will also
travelling to Kenya for three               will help offset the cost of                          be living the region's typical
weeks in August, to help                    the trip. Each student is                             rural lifestyle, tending crops
build a school. The all-girl                expected to pay about                                 and walking far distances
contingent       has    been                $5,100, plus vaccinations                             for drinking water, if
fundraising through various                 and other related travel                              necessary.
initiatives over the last few               costs, said fellow student                               "We're taking classes
months — from sleeping                      Amy Wilcox.                                           specifically about the place
outside for two nights                         "Our school ended up                               we're going to. We had a
during Winterfest, to                       producing the most people                             bonding weekend with all
participating in the event's                to go," she said. "Once you                           the two other groups that are
annual Polar Bear Dip.                      get into a group and                                  going," said student Lauren
   "I'm really excited, and I               fundraise, it's amazing what                          Barnes. "That (weekend)
have a bit more of an idea                  you can make."                                        was good, because we all
what I'm getting into," said                   Each of the students are                           learned to work together.
Norton, sitting with the                    anxiously anticipating the                            Everyone bonded. (The                                                                                                                        Photo by Chris Simon
other members of the group,                 trip, entitled Adventure                              Nantyr students) are always                                             Nantyr Shores Secondar y School                 experience life in rural Africa. The team is
during a charity garage sale                Learning Experiences —                                together."                                                              students will be travelling to Kenya in         currently fundraising for the trip. For more
Saturday. "I was really                     African          Leadership                              For more information on                                              August, to help build a school and              information, call Lynnette at 436-4842.
scared about the money, but                 Experience 2009, which is                             the meat sale, contact
this will change my entire                  organized         by     the                          Lynnette at 436-4842.
York-Simcoe Naturalists hosting upcoming meeting
   The       York-Simcoe                    Mulock Reserve on Tuesday                             call 905 898-2329 or 1-800-
Naturalists invite residents                June 9 at 7:30 p.m.                                   216-3830,      or   e-mail
to hike through the Cawthra                    For more information,                              ysnclub@yahoo.ca.

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