Grads dance for a cause

Dover Bay Secondary School graduates have everything to celebrate – finishing high school, planning careers, and the friendships they have built along the way.

Marking their rite of passage, the Grade 12 students held a celebratory Jolly Trolley Dance to have fun and raise funds for a good cause.

As a result, the students collected $1,100 for the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. Their gift will be directed toward the pediatric unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

“This is for the kids, we ourselves are kids,” said Jayme Burgoyne.

Denise Pond, clinical coordinator of the pediatric unit, said the thoughtful group of young people went beyond expectation to do something good for their community.

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