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Riverside Catches Can Fever

 

On December 11th, Riverside Secondary School celebrated the end to another successful can drive. The staff and students worked hard to raise more than 5,000 cans for The Unemployed Help Centre, Downtown Mission, Salvation Army, and Windsor Coalition Centre. The can drive has been a holiday tradition at Riverside for many years and has become a great way to get students inspired about involvement in their community. “It’s really amazing," said grade 12 student Kristina Cipkar. “To see everyone come together for such a worthy cause.” Cipkar’s homeroom class, Mr. Costello’s grade 12 chemistry, is credited with donating approximately 680 cans, a feat which earned them the title of this year’s top donating class. As far as single donators go, Ilias Sarikas and Satroop Gogia were recognized for bringing in more than 100 donations each. “It just makes you feel good.” Cipkar commented. “To know that you might have made a difference in someone’s day.” The students were thankful for the opportunity, and the community is grateful for their hard work and for proving once again that Rebels are Leaders.