Amnesty Concert entertains for good cause

Students raise funds for 100 Mile House Food Bank, Loaves & Fishes Outreach

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student Kira Saenger was one the performers to take the stage

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student Kira Saenger was one the performers to take the stage

The hard work by students paid dividends with a successful fundraiser and entertaining show on March 4.

The Amnesty Concert is an annual event organized by the Amnesty International Club at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School.

The event saw musical acts by students and teachers and raised $859, which will be split in two donations to the 100 Mile House Food Bank and Loaves & Fishes Outreach.

“We’ve been working on it for a few months,” says teacher Noelle Lamoureux. “The students are really pleased with how it came together in the end.”

The student-driven club currently has about 15 members. Each year, the students choose a new theme for the concert. This year it was local children in poverty.

“The whole idea is to have a forum for students to perform, but also to raise awareness of human rights and helping people,” says Lamoureux.

“We’re very fortunate in this country and not everyone is as fortunate. We’re raising that kind of awareness.”

Lamoureux thanked all the performers, as well as the art, band and leadership students who helped organize the event.