École St. Mary High School makes sweet treat for Terry Fox Foundation

Principal Mark Phaneuf (middle) and the two vice-principals of École St. Mary High School after being duct-taped and plastered in pie on October 11, 2018. (Jayda Noyes/Daily Herald)

Jayda Noyes, Daily Herald

Principals at École St. Mary High School in Prince Albert sacrificed their clothing, and maybe even their eyebrows, after students duct-taped them and threw pies in their faces for charity.

All in support of the Terry Fox Foundation, they could make a donation for a piece of duct-tape and then bid on a pie to throw in the face of an administrator of their choice.

Two co-presidents of the Student Leadership Council (SLC), Amy MacAuley and Jaelyn Prediger, spent three weeks raising money.

“We’ve just been going to classrooms, gathering money, having popcorn sales and all of those types of things,” said MacAuley. “Our previous goal was around $750, so we wanted to try and top that and see if we could go even more above and beyond.”

They surpassed this year’s goal of $1000, raising a total of over $1700. The pie-throwing event itself raised $436.05.

Principal Mark Phaneuf got hit the most, but was encouraging students to participate for the good cause.

“Terry had a finite amount of life to give and he spent the end of his life giving back to the community and raising awareness,” said Phaneuf. “If we can have a small impact on our student body in raising awareness, we’re pleased to be able to do that.”

Prediger remembered her grandpa, a victim of cancer, while speaking about the event.

“He lives in Calgary and we’re pretty close, so it’s kinda nice to see where the money can go,” she said.

She got to throw a pie after winning the bid on the last one.

“I graduate this year, so I thought it would be something good, a way to remember being a co-president of the SLC.”

With each pie, out of eight, students bid up to roughly $50.

The Terry Fox Foundation works directly with the the Terry Fox Research Institute, attempting to achieve his dream of a world without cancer.