Royal Bank of Canada sponsors VFE After School program

Students, parents and teachers are very happy and thankful for the Vermilion Forks After School Program.

Childhood Education Assistant Judy Lee

Childhood Education Assistant Judy Lee

Tim Gordon, branch manager of the Summerland Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Terry Sedawie arrived in Princeton on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to make a special presentation to Vermilion Forks Elementary school staff, support staff and students.

A grant for an After School program was applied for by principal Clarke with assistance from Nadine McEwen, Recreation & Cultural Coordinator for the Town of Princeton.

The program runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (with the school calendar) and offers students a healthy snack, homework time and 45 minutes of keeping fit activities.

Gordon and Sedawie came in from Summerland to present the $10,000 cheque awarded from the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation. “Summerland is a very family orientated branch,” said Gordon, “we felt that this program was really good and important to be a part of.”

A slide show about the program and tour of the school were given by students attending the program. Letters of support and appreciation from parents and teachers were also read to the RBC representatives.

Dr. Robert Peacock, Superintendent of Schools, Gordon Comeau, Barry Clarke, Judy Lee, Nadine McEwen and Colby Williams all extended their thanks and appreciation to Gordon and Sedawie.

The children currently involved in the VFE After School program presented a handmade thank you card as well.

“You can never go wrong with literacy,” said Gordon, this type of program represents RBC values, and we’re more than happy to support it.”