Grade 12 student Megan Renner of Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) recently formed an 18-member Relay for Life team and developed a hair-raising approach to cancer research fundraising. Three teachers – Randy Nagel, physical education teacher and coach; Farouq Hassanali, physics and math teacher, and Division-wide Learning Coach; and Joshua Kostanuick, CTS teacher and Titans football coach – have generously offered a "leg up" for the cause by agreeing to have their legs waxed during two fundraising events at the school. The first 'Waxing for Cancer' event took place today, Tuesday, June 9, during iPlan period. A second event is planned for Thursday, June 11. Admission is a two-dollar donation to the cause. Students and staff may purchase small or large wax strips, priced at three and five dollars respectively. The wax strips, donated by Paulette Durand, the school's cosmetology teacher, will be applied by PWA students. On Tuesday, Mr. Konstaniuck had his legs waxed, with Mr. Hass scheduled for Thursday's event. Mr. Nagel is taking a more cautious approach by offering up a single leg at both events.
Pictured: Joshua Kostanuick, CTS teacher and Titans football coach at Peace Wapiti Academy, is all smiles as students cheer before the first wax strip is applied. Students Jason Smith (far left) and Christina Shantz purchase wax strips, while Rochelle Kriewaldt and Victoria Gorgichuk get ready to spread on the wax.
For more photos from this fun event for a good cause, visit PWSD's Facebook page.
Update, June 11, 2015: Approximately $560 was raised by Peace Wapiti Academy's 'Waxing for Cancer' events.