MLA Laurie Throness flips burgers under the watchful eye of ACE administrator Sandy Balascak at the second annual Intergenerational Day celebration

Intergenerational Day success

ACE / Legion event goes ahead following theft of barbecue

The second annual Intergenerational Day was a success in spite of a stolen barbecue just days before the event.

The barbecue belonging to the Agassiz Centre for Education (ACE) was stolen some time over the weekend of May 24. Administrator Sandy Balascak says the theft is made worse because their Intergenerational Day celebration, complete with barbecue, was scheduled for Monday, June 1st.

“We rely on that barbecue for all of our ACE Burger events, and it is a crucial part of our fundraising,” writes Balascak.

Thankfully, they were able to borrow two barbecues from Legion members and pulled off a wonderful lunch for hungry visitors young and old at the Legion.

MLA Laurie Throness manned one of the barbecues while students stood at the other, helping to cook the approximately 150 beef and turkey burgers in about two hours.

“We received countless compliments on the team of students who were efficient, courteous and very hard working with a flawless performance,” wrote Balascak after the event. “Team ACE outdid themselves on this one, with staff helping to keep it all together.”

Balascak is grateful to the organizations and volunteers who participated in the event, designed to bring all generations together. As part of the event, grade 6 students from Kent Elementary School walked wheelchair-bound residents from the Cheam, Glenwood and Logan Manor from their homes to downtown Agassiz and back to eat lunch together.

The money raised will be divided between graduation and a general fundraising account for non-curricular events such as field trip.

The barbecue was stored at the Agassiz Legion, in an outdoor shed with a heavy duty chain.

ACE received some donations at the event and are seeking more to hopefully buy a new barbecue soon. If you have any information related to the theft, contact the Agassiz RCMP detachment at 604-796-2211. For donations, phone ACE at 604-796-9496.

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