The enticing aroma of barbecued steak filled the Station House dining area on March 10 as patrons arrived to enjoy a special dinner. Restaurant owner/operator Jarek Kotlewski and his employees were fully occupied preparing 105 steak dinners during the evening, for which the Barriere Elementary Schools Travel Club students had sold tickets to raise funds for their annual trip to Vancouver this spring.
This was the third year Jarek helped the students with their fundraising.
“It was definitely the best year; the kids sold 105 tickets for $16 each. They received half of that which brought their share to $800. The students worked hard to sell the tickets, with their parents support as well. It was a win-win deal, the kids added a substantial amount to their travel fund and everybody enjoyed a good meal,” said Jarek.
Louisa Lee, a member of the Travel Club, said, “The grade 7 students go on a spring trip every year and have done so for some time, but this year parents have formed a Travel Club for this event, since teachers chose not to be involved with it anymore because of the current labour dispute they are involved in.”
Organizers say they hope that 30 students will be able to take part in this annual event which, besides being a lot of fun, is also ‘out of the classroom’ education that would not come directly under their curriculum.
The Travel Club and the Grade 7 students thanked Jarek for having provided a great meal, as well as for showing his support to the students and the community.
Correction to Story:
Louisa Lee should not have been credited with what appeared as a quote in paragraph four. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.