Hunter Zatwarniski, Cameron Erlendson

Yard Sale

On October 3, TRSS hosted a yard sale to fundraise money for elective classes. The garage sale was held in the main lobby and it was a blast.
The yard sale included items from clothing articles, refrigerators, freezers, sporting equipment, toys, and movies to video games, and books. A bake sale was also held.

The yard sale made over $1400 in sales. Thank you to everyone who supported, and donated to the sale. An additional thanks to Mrs.Dufresne and Mrs.Davies for organizing it.


On October 6, the students attended a MADD presentation. MADD stands for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Every year we have had a presenter come into our school and tell a story about how they or someone they care about has been in an accident and how it affects everyone else around them.

This year was a little different in that we watched a video of a re-enactment of an event that had happened. It also had three personal stories about how someone else’s drinking and driving affected them.

When you get behind the wheel when you are impaired it is not just your life you are putting at risk. The presentation had a huge impact on the students. Many reacted emotionally. The purpose of the presentation isn’t to make people uncomfortable but to let them know that driving while impaired is really dangerous.

Athletic Fundraiser

TRSS is selling discount cards to raise money for extra-curricular sports. The school has partnered with Elite Fundraising to create a “Power Card” that provides various discounts and deals at businesses in Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Grande Prairie.
Local businesses include the Western Steakhouse, Dragon Palace, The Action Play Café and Ace Hardware. Corlanes in Dawson and InterSport in Grande Prairie are just a few of the other businesses participating.

The deals on the card are good until Oct. 15, 2016. The discounts can be used multiple times with the exception of the Steakhouse, which is a one-time use. The card costs $25 and proceeds will go to school sports. Cards can be purchased at the school office or through students. We need your support!

Cross Country Team Competes

On October 3, members of the Cross-Country team, along with coach Sarah Mahaffy, competed in the Dawson Creek Sneak on Bear Mountain. Conditions were not favorable, as the course was covered in snow and the weather was cold.

Kelly Kirby, Kailey Aylward, and Machela Coetzee competed in the Junior Girls division. Aidan Broderick competed in the Junior Boys division. The Juniors ran a 4.3 km course.

All runners did well with Kelly Kirby placing in the top five. Braiden Chalifoux was the only Senior Boy from Tumbler competing. He ran a 6.3 km course and placed sixth.

On October 15, five Grade 7 runners travelled to Dawson Creek again, this time to compete in the District Elementary Race at Kin Park. Over one hundred elementary students competed in the race.

Aidan Broderick placed fifth amongst boys, and Machela Coetzee placed fourth in the girls division. Jaden McQueen, D’Andre Gunning, and Kailey Aylward also ran great races. Congratulations Kodiaks!