Mission Secondary School principal Jim Pearce rides a stationary bike on top of the school to help leadership class students raise funds for Because I Am A Girl charity.

Mission principal rides for a cause

Leadership students raise funds for Because I Am A Girl, make principal ride on roof for six hours.

Leadership students at Mission Secondary School raised hundreds of dollars to get their principal peddling on the roof of the school and keep him there for at least six hours.

Principal Jim Pearce began riding the stationary bike loaded with water and snacks on the lower part of the building’s roof at 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

By close to 11 a.m., he had already travelled more than 70 km and he is expected to reach a couple of hundred kilometres before the day is done.

“I love this stuff,” said Pearce, who enthusiastically supported the class’ project to raise funds for the Because I Am A Girl organization.

The goal was to raise $100 to get Pearce to take on the challenge, and $15 every hour to keep him there until end of the school day. Donations were collected from students and staff in the school.

Throughout the year, leadership students in Grades 10 to 12, come up with ideas to raise funds for non-profit organizations, said teacher Mike Schneider.

The class, made up of about 30 students, has already supported Greenpeace, Unicef, Canadian Red Cross, and Cops for Cancer this year.

As part of the class curriculum, students also educated the rest of the school population on their causes.

Because I Am A Girl supports education and health initiatives for girls in developing countries.

 

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Abbotsford police arrest man suspected of using pepper-spray against another man

Police cruisers collide in pursuit of suspect fleeing on a stolen bicycle

Donor of stolen Chief Dan George sculpture frustrated at middle school

Fraser River Lodge owner baffled how nobody missed it

Voters will have their say whether Mission becomes a city

Alternative approval process should begin at the end of August

Purple fentanyl among items seized in drug bust in Abbotsford

Youth being recruited as drivers for more-established drug dealers, police say

Meet Mission’s first Grand Inner Guard

Kari Senko is only the second woman elected to the Elks of Canada, grand executive

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Young balance-bikers race in B.C.’s inaugural Strider Cup

The course has several obstacles including ‘Mount Scary’ and the ‘Noodle Monster’

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store opens Monday

Spiritleaf is just the second private pot shop in the Fraser Valley

Most Read