Annika Weir, Angela Wang (co-leaders of Youth Against Cancer Club) Roxanne Taggart (sponsor teacher) receive a plaque for their work to raise funds for the cause, as well as annual decorating at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Vancouver Island Cancer Lodge. (Christine van Reeuwy/Oak Bay News)

Youth Against Cancer Club strikes again Island cancer lodge

Oak Bay High students craft decor to outfit the Canadian Cancer Society lodge in Victoria

Doors across the Island could carry a little Oak Bay flair this holiday season.

Oak Bay High’s Youth Against Cancer Club members crafted door hangers in November and then spent an afternoon in December getting the decor seasonal for those staying in the building on Richmond Road for cancer treatment.

“They’re touching the hearts of all the people here at the lodge,” said Jan Buehler, manager of annual giving on Vancouver Island for the Canadian Cancer Society.

People come and stay at the building on Richmond Avenue, sick and tired and feeling out of place away from home.

“They see these beautiful door decorations that these kids have put their heart and love into. It touches them and makes them feel more tat home. it makes them feel that people care about them and understand and are supporting them as they fight the cancer,” Buehler said.

Co-leaders Annika Weir and Angela Wang led a team of teens (and one younger sister from Monterey Middle School) that outfitted the lodge with individual door posters, a little garland in each room, and some glitter to the common room.

When the final residents leave ahead of Christmas, many choose to take their door poster home.


 

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Jan Bueler, manager of annual giving on Vancouver Island for the Canadian Cancer Society and Oak Bay High teacher Roxanne Taggart, sponsor of the school’s Youth Against Cancer Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

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