Vernon Christian School preschoolers Elianna Johnson

Vernon Christian School preschoolers Elianna Johnson

Songs and festive treats kick off the season

Concert benefits Year-End Appeal at Vernon Christian School

On Wednesday, at Vernon Christian School, hearts will be warmed by student performances conducted by François Vermeulen and taste buds delighted by event-inspired desserts.

Friends of VCS are invited to attend Songs of Christmas, the much-anticipated festive fundraiser event, in support of the 2015 VCS Year End Appeal.

“The proceeds from Songs of Christmas has been chosen by our Parents in Action Committee to directly benefit the Get on the Bus campaign, a wish list item of the 2015 Year End Appeal,” said Corinne Remple, director of development for VCS. “This annual appeal  is important to our school. Government funding for independent schools in B.C. covers only a part of our school’s operating costs. The gifts that are given in response to this campaign fund impactful school programs and equipment not covered by tuition.

“Since we opened our doors more than 38 years ago, our donors have played a big part in supporting the heart of our school.”

The event on Wednesday includes a special memento for each attendant. Remple said last year’s event brought the house down and this year’s tickets are sure to sell fast. Supporters of VCS and Christian education are warmly invited to attend.

“It’s a great opportunity for our alumni family and friends to visit the school, a place that once played a significant role in their lives. I’ve heard great stories about our  founders and supporters and have only had the pleasure of meeting a handful of them” she said. “Parent volunteers, students and staff have really rallied around this event and we’d love to have a full house of familiar and new faces.”

For more details, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.vcs.ca or call 250-545-7345, extension 8.