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Prairie Spirit Schools Foundation Credits Success to Local Support

by Shanine Sealey
Prairie Spirit Foundation

Prairie Spirit Schools Foundation (PSSF) will be hosting a Love of Learning Fundraising & Recognition Reception on Thursday, February 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Martensville High School. This event, presented by Lakeview Insurance Brokers costs $25 per ticket, or a corporate table for $250.

PSSF was created in 2014 as a way to encourage and facilitate community and corporate support and involvement in public education. “The funds raised through this charitable foundation are used to enhance learning opportunities for the students of Prairie Spirit School Division,” Kari Dean, Fund Development Manager for PSSD, explained.

Numerous events have been held since 2018, all of which are designed to help create awareness, recognize partners and donors, highlight and showcase the success of the students and assist in raising funds for future student learning initiatives.

Not only will this particular event help raise funds, but those attending will also be treated to some student musical performances, refreshments and desserts prepared by students, networking with businesses, students and educators, a keynote presentation by David Conway, silent and live auction items and can hear stories about the Foundation’s impact in the community and on the students.

“David Conway is an elite level mindset coach, mentoring hundreds of people worldwide and impacting thousands of lives through his workshops, webinars, social media platforms, and training programs,” Dean explained. According to information provided by Dean, Conway has studied personal development and mental science for over 17 years and has experienced firsthand the power of study in supporting his client’s growth and growing his own companies.

Thanks to donations from local business partners, Dean is excited about the live auction items that will be available at the event, which include a personal and private Blissful Restorative Yoga Retreat for up to 30 attendees, which was donated by SoulPower Fitness in Martensville with snacks and beverages courtesy of Nourish Natural Health Food Store in Warman. The second live auction item is a one-of-a-kind artwork piece titled “Stay Curious”, which was created by local artist, new business owner and mother of four PSSD students, Roxanne Willems of RW Art. “In addition to these must-have auction items, we will also have a silent auction table with donations from local businesses and community supporters.”

All funds that are raised through this event will be used towards funding innovative student learning opportunities such as the annual Student Learning Grants and The Da Vinci Project. “The Foundation will continue to work closely with the dedicated team at Prairie Spirit School Division to develop additional projects that align with the Division and provide funding to enhance learning opportunities for the students of Prairie Spirit School Division,” said Dean.

Although the PSSF manages the overall design of the event, Dean credits the commitment and involvement of their partners, community members and the Division for the success of events such as this one. “They say it takes a village to raise a child – the support of this event and for the Foundation is proof of this.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.prairiespiritschoolsfoundation.ca.

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