Krista and the Crybabies

NES hosting concert to support class trip

Upcoming night of music and entertainment at Nicholson Elementary will help fund a Grade 6/7 class trip to Victoria.

As her Nicholson Elementary class gets ready for its trip to Victoria, Kara Hunt can’t help but be pleased with the community’s support.

“The community has been very generous, we’ve been doing great and we’re very close to meeting out goal,” Hunt said.

Hunt’s Grade 6/7 class will travel to Victoria for four days, from May 12-15. While in the provincial capital, they’ll tour the parliament buildings, the Royal BC Museum, Chinatown and take in an IMAX show.

Most of the trip will be highly educational for the young students and will tie-in to what they have been studying this year.

“They’re actually doing a novel study about Chinese immigration and the history of the railroad right now,” Hunt said. “We’ll do some cultural things too like eating at a Japanese village…It’s a big trip and they’re pretty excited.”

The total cost of the trip for Hunt’s class of 20 students is about $12,000, of which $11,000 has been raised so far through various fundraisers and donations. The school also received a $2,400 grant from the B.C. government for the trip.

Their next fundraiser will be on April. 22 when Nicholson opens up its gym for a night of music and entertainment. Krista and the Crybabies, Travis Pickering, Levon & Friends and the Broadway Broads (which includes Hunt) will be performing and there will be raffle and door prizes as well as a 50/50 draw. Admission to the event is by donation.

The gym at Nicholson Elementary can only hold 200 people so space is limited and Hunt is encouraging people to get there early for the 7 p.m. show for that reason.

The students will be hosting a barbecue outside of Sobeys on Apr. 26 for a final fundraiser before their trip.

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