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Local teachers good sports for a good cause

An epic struggle Hundreds of Open Roads students line the Riverview School gym as teachers Mr. Cortens and Mrs. Trist, covered in all manner of goo and sticky slime, battle their way to the finish line pushing balls with their noses. Part of the Terry Fox Teacher Challenge, classes at both Open Roads and New Prospect raised pledges in order to see their teachers endure all sorts of embarrassing and undignified situations, often times involving slime or Justin Bieber songs.. Photo by Chris Marchand

It’s fast becoming a tradition at local elementary schools — local teachers suffering all manner of indignities in the hopes of raising some money and awareness for cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation. Held in conjuction with the annual Terry Fox Walk/Run. Schools like New Prospect and Open Roads also hosted Teacher Challenges, classroom fundraisers to see their teachers and principals in a variety of ridiculous and often sticky situations.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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