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North Vancouver students grant wishes

Students at four North Shore elementary schools completed a successful fundraising campaign in support of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of B.C. and Yukon
A group of Boundary elementary students display the final total raised from their school's participation in a coin drive for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

According to a written statement, over the course of the school year, Blueridge, Boundary, Braemar and Ridgeway Annex students raised $12,645 for the Kids Change Star Bank Program, which is aimed at teaching children about the importance of helping others in their community.

The Kids Change program started last year and raised more than $17,000 in its first year.

This year, the fundraising total jumped 47 per cent to $25,594 with 13 schools participating.

North Shore schools raised 49 per cent of the total with Blueridge being the top fundraising school with $4,889.

For more information about the foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, visit

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Representatives of the Electronic Stewardship Association of B.C. announced the winners of the 50,000 Tonne Challenge Art Contest at an event at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre campus last month.

Elementary and high school art students were challenged to portray 50,000 tonnes of e-waste, which is the amount of obsolete computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, audio and video equipment and telephones that have been recycled through the association's e-waste program.

Winners of the contest's high school category include Sutherland secondary's Laura Obeck, first place, Hannah Duivenvoorden, second place and Skylar Voute, third place.

Submissions were displayed at Harbour Centre for a week.

This story was updated to delete outdated contact information.