Secondary school students from Penticton and Summerland have been working in Tanzania for the past 10 years to help with a pair of orphanages in Tanzania. A charity hockey game is taking place March 4 at 6 p.m. between Penticton RCMP and staff and students of Princess Margaret Secondary to raise money for an upcoming trip. (Submitted photo)

Cops and Maggie to battle it out on the ice in March 4 fundraiser

Penticton RCMP will play an exhibition game with staff and students of Princess Margaret for charity

It’s hockey night in Penticton for a great cause March 4 as Penticton’s RCMP Cops team and a combined student/teacher squad from Princess Margaret Secondary do battle starting at 6 p.m. at Memorial Arena.

Jackson Wrigglesworth, a grade 10 student at Maggie, is organizing the event as a fundraiser for the school’s ongoing support work in Tanzania.

Each year since 2010 students from Maggie, Summerland and Penticton secondary schools have taken part in a three-week humanitarian trip to Arusha, Tanzania.

The purpose of the travel is to build a infrastructure at the camp Joshua and camp Moses orphanages which are home to over 100 children from just a few months old to 16 years.

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To date they have constructed a classroom, dormitory, library, kitchen and dinning hall.

In addition while they’re there, local students also work at the orphanages cooking, doing laundry and some classroom work with the children.

The students and teachers going this summer will be completing work on the dinning hall roof.

Entry to the game is by donation with all monies going towards this summer’s trip to the orphanage.


 

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Some of the children at an orphanage in Tanzania were local secondary students have been helping out since 2010. (Submitted photo)

Penticton students with children at one of two orphanages in Tanzania where they’ve been working to help the children. (Submitted photo)

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