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Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76
News Item

PWSD schools to host 30-Hour Famine events

April 25, 2014

​Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) would like to inform the media of two 30-Hour Famine events scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2014 to coincide with the global event.

Savanna School, Savanna 
Starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25. Ending at noon on Saturday, April 26.  
The event will include games and fun throughout the entire event. To participate, students must have raised a minimum of $30 each.  The community is invited to join the group for a movie at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

Sexsmith Secondary School, 9401-99 Ave., Sexsmith 
Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25. Ending with a pizza party at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. 
This event is organized by the school’s Interact Club and will include approximately 55 student participants. Activities planned for the evening include sports, board games, movies and video games. The school has already surpassed their fundraising goal of $2,000 – a new total will be published following the event.

About 30-Hour Famine:
The event dates back to 1971 when a small group of youths in Calgary, hoping to draw attention to child hunger in Africa by not eating for a day and a half, caught the attention of local media. With the support of World Vision since the early 1980s, 30-Hour Famine has grown to international proportions with events now being held in 15 countries worldwide. Now, more than 100,000 Canadian youth participate annually in this World Vision event. Traditionally, 30-Hour Famine has meant fasting from food, but students can choose what they will give up – including fasting from cell phones, furniture, television, online gaming and talking. The global event will take place on April 25-26, 2014. For more information, visit www.famine.ca