The Catholic college in Barry’s Bay will be able to provide mental health support for its students, thanks to a winter fundraiser.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom has raised $13,034 thanks to their Wisdom Winter Workout. Seventy people attended the event, where each member would walk, run, ski or skate 10 kilometres to raise money. Director of Communications Patrick Craine says over 200 individual sponsors donated to the event.
The funds will go to fund several mental health supports offered by the college. This includes money for the Student Services department, which provides counselling and tutoring to students. The money will also go to a new fund to help students access professional counselling, and support an upcoming pilgrimage.