Fundraiser targets youth mental health

The Saanichton Individual Learning Centre (ILC) is putting on a fundraiser on Oct. 13 in support of youth mental health

The Saanichton Individual Learning Centre (ILC) is putting on a fundraiser on Oct. 13 in support of youth mental health.

The fundraiser was the idea of ILC Grade 11 student Alexis Varley and ILC Support Counsellor Sean Kenny helped her organize the event.

“Alexis’ goal and the goal of the event is to raise awareness and collect funds for community agencies that support youth mental health,” said Kenny of the initiative. “We’ve collected lots of great garage sale items including clothing, childrens books and toys, sporting equipment, Christmas decorations and household items, and we also have some fantastic silent auction items that have been donated by local businesses. (We hope) everyone comes out and supports this student driven event.”

Apart from the silent auction and garage sale, there will also be several bands playing, including The Archers and Reverie, as well as a barbecue by donation.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Saanichton Individual Learning Centre (1649 Mount Newton X Rd). For more information, call 250-652-4042.


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