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Community Champions earn for school

T.M. Roberts students won $1,000 in the Community Champion program sponsored by BC Hydro. - Photo submitted
T.M. Roberts students won $1,000 in the Community Champion program sponsored by BC Hydro.
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BC Hydro was pleased to present $1,000 to the Classroom Winners at T.M. Roberts Elementary School for their nomination in the Community Champion program. They were one of 25 schools across the province who were randomly chosen to receive $1,000 for their nomination and sustainability project.

Madam De Klerk’s Grade 4 class showed their support for Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network by nominating them for their entry in the program. As part of their nomination the students had to submit a sustainability project they plan to undertake in their school. In the spring, the Grade 4 class will research, complete a writing assignment and create a garden of flowering plants which attract bees and help them pollinate.

The BC Hydro Community Champion program is an opportunity for youth to engage with their local community groups to learn how to make an environmental difference and be a positive force in their local community. For more information about Community Champions and the 2013 winners, visit

At the presentation was Madam De Klerk and her Grade 4 class and Tyler Hubbard, BC Hydro Design Technician.

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