In an evening of fundraising and fun, longtime teacher Al Fraser was honoured at The Help Project Fundraising Dance earlier this month at Harrison Memorial Hall.
Fraser was a school trustee, municipal councillor and volunteer, working to better the lives of local children and youth.
At the dance his family, members of the school board, former students and local dignitaries looked on as Fraser was blanketed in the First Nations tradition of honouring while Alby Karacsonyi drummed and sang him into the event.
This was followed by stories with gratitude and laughter as guests spoke about the strong impact that Fraser had on them and this community that has been his home.
The Help Project is the latest example of his projects, and Al continues to inspire and enable people to keep working for youth.
Providing access to resources that can help at-risk youth in our communities with positive alternatives to violence in a crime, The Help Project aims to put an end to destructive behaviour that threatens youth and communities.