Saskatchewan was once again dubbed the Toonies for Tuition Trophy challenge winner, as its constituents raised the most amount of money amongst the fully-funded provinces.
The Toonies for Tuition Trophy Challenge was ignited in the fall of 2011 when then CCSTA Saskatchewan Director, Mike St. Amand, along with fellow trustee, Bert Provost, wanted to bring more awareness and money to the cause.
The Toonies for Tuition initiative provides an endowment fund for families to afford the tuition costs in non-government-funded provinces.
Mr. St. Amand, and Mr. Provost purchased two trophies and officially issued a challenge to the three fully-funded provinces in Canada – raise the most money, and earn bragging rights.
The second trophy was awarded to an individual school board that tabulated the highest fundraising dollars. Once again, the spotlight was back on Saskatchewan. Not only did the province take this award, but once again the school board that raised the most amount of money was Mr. St. Amand’s own board, Prince Albert RCSSD #6.
“We feel so blessed to have fully funded education, and I give my board full marks, as they saw the big picture and stepped up to help,” Mr. St. Amand said. “Our board is now on a mission to keep the trophy for as long as possible!”
The trophy winners were announced at the CCSTA AGM in Sudbury, Ontario.
To learn more about the Toonies for Tuition Campaign, click here.