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Canucks icon Trevor Linden scores with inner-city school

Canucks icon Trevor Linden scores with inner-city school

The largest collection of Canucks jerseys seen so far this fall were one the backs of kids and teachers stuffed in the gym of Surrey’s Mary Jane Shannon elementary in...

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Vancouver Rotary Club feeds hungry kids at Norquay Elementary

Vancouver Rotary Club feeds hungry kids at Norquay Elementary

A few years ago there was a feeling within the Vancouver Rotary Club that perhaps it was time to redirect its charitable energies to something other than providing breakfast for...

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Best Buy donates musical instruments, bringing rock’n’roll to Burnaby school

Best Buy donates musical instruments, bringing rock’n’roll to Burnaby school

The well-to-do can wear jeans full of holes but for a poor boy jeans ripped almost to the crotch and held together by pins and embarrassment are a stigma, not...

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Surrey breakfast program gives kids food for thought

Surrey breakfast program gives kids food for thought

In September, the Surrey school district took the hesitant step of providing a breakfast – of sorts – to almost 600 hungry children in eight inner-city schools where the poverty...

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Surrey breakfast program feeding hungry students, keeping them in school

Surrey breakfast program feeding hungry students, keeping them in school

“A six-year-old that’s hungry is not a pretty picture.” Pat Horstead’s observation, which creates the disturbing image of childhood cuteness distorted by want, came Wednesday in a small cupboard of...

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From bombs to books; Indomitable spirit of ESL students inspired principal to write book

From bombs to books; Indomitable spirit of ESL students inspired principal to write book

From the outside, Edmonds community school looks like an ordinary neighbourhood school. But inside, it is a microcosm. Four out of five students were born outside Canada, more than half...

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