Colquitz kids help Saanich police ‘cram’ their cruiser

'Cram the Cruiser' fundraiser garners Christmas gifts, food, cash for families accessing Burnside Gorge Community Association services

  • Dec. 9, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Emily Worsfold

Students and staff at Colquitz middle school are aiming to stuff a police cruiser full of toys, food and cash for the Burnside Gorge Community Asssociation tomorrow.

The inaugural ‘Cram the Cruiser’ is the brainchild of Saanich Police Department’s school liaison officers, who wanted to engage with students  and do some good during the busy holiday season, said Grade 8 student Connor Irvine.

“Const. (Dani) Frohloff put the challenge up to us and we all had a meeting with our class reps,” Irvine said.

“All 15 classes are going to have a box we’re going to try and fill up,” said Emily Worsfold, 12.

Irvine, Worsfold and Megan Storey, 12, are part of the team organizing Cram the Cruiser, which will receive one last push Wednesday night during the school’s annual winter concert.

“Colquitz itself, we love giving back to our community,” said Storey. “I’ve been volunteering at Burnside Gorge for the past three years, where all the stuff from our cruiser will be going into Christmas hampers for families. We know some families can’t afford it and we want them to have a cool Christmas, too.”

Principal Gord Mitchell gave credit to his students, who consistently fundraise and most recently donated 400 items of food to a local food bank after their Halloween dance.

“The goal is to cram the cruiser so that it actually all won’t fit,” Mitchell said. Cram the Cruiser takes place Thursday at the school.

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