School is back up and running as Saskatchewan enters its coldest time of the year. Medstead Central notes the need for proper winter wear. The school reminds that buses will not run if combined temperature and wind chill exceeds -40 degrees Celsius at 6 a.m. Other safety concerns are left to the discretion of the bus drivers, who will contact patrons should the bus not be running.
As students return and faculty prepares for the remainder of the school year, the kickoff of the next round of Chase the Ace marks the season. Draws are broadcast live on the school’s Facebook page. The first of the round was set for Jan. 9. Students have gotten involved in the fundraising, making dance videos and promotional sketches showcased on the same platform. Community support for the first round has been overwhelming. A grateful school aims to use this next run to continue the success.
According to Greg Knot, principal, the feat is, “A reflection of what a community can do when they all come together.”
Knot notes the Chase the Ace has given the school the opportunity to fund various projects, such as updating the canoeing program with new canoes and life jackets.
In keeping with community spirit and athletics, the Medstead Skating Club is hosting its own fundraiser on Jan. 14 and 16. On these days, after 4 p.m., locals are encouraged to bring their bottles to the arena where they will be collected by Sarcan. According to Adel Steinhart, all proceeds go to the Medstead Skating Club, which is looking towards its annual skating carnival on Feb. 24.
Active fundraisers promoting community involvement have proven their success in the past, and have another chance to do great things for the youth in Medstead and area.