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London! Paris! Rome! The Baibombeh Anishinabe High School Travel Club

Travel Club members Adam Skead and Ireland Bird with her mother Leigh Green at first fundraiser Bingo December 10, 2018 at Baibombeh Aninishinaabe School Gym (Photo Credit: Xavier Ranville)

By: Marietta Patabon

The Baibombeh Anishinabe High School Travel Club is open to students enrolled in grades nine through 12. In May 2019, a group of 10 – 12 students and four chaperones will take a nine-day educational tour of three of the oldest cities in the world: London, England; Paris; France, and Rome, Italy! The tour was set up through EF Educational Tours Inc. at with expert travel consultants & tour guides that help every step of the way. Each student is currently working on fundraising ideas to help cover the full cost of their travel expenses.

As of January 2019, students should have already made two payments and are still fundraising in order to reach their goal. All students are currently working on their passport applications to ensure that they are prepared to travel.

Bingo Dabbers at Travel Club’s First Fundraiser Bingo December 10, 2018 at Baibombeh Aninishinaabe School Gym (Photo Credit: Elena Kejick)

To date, the travel club will already have hosted two merchandise bingo’s as well as one Christmas raffle. The first bingo was held on December 10th, 2018 and raised a total of $700. The second bingo was held on January 13th, 2019. This bingo did not get the turnout the club had hoped for. However, the bingo carried on without any profit gain. The Christmas Raffle gained a total of $2,066. Students and families have also taken to individual hockey pool’s, and mini draw’s.

Travel Club’s First Fundraiser Bingo December 10, 2018 at Baibombeh Aninishinaabe School Gym with food canteen (Photo Credit: Elena Kejick)

Here are some upcoming events the Travel Club will be hosting:

Merchandise Bingo, Monday, February 11, 2019 at Baibombeh School. Doors will open 6:30 p.m. Stay tuned for the Poster and list of Prizes. An announcement will be made soon for the next BIG Raffle with excellent prizes and where to purchase your tickets. Another fundraiser for the club is a cute one, candy gram sales at Baibombeh School for Valentine’s Day, orders can be made at the school. Lastly, the travel club will be at the Family Day Pow Wow, a canteen and a menu will be posted via Facebook.

Miigwetch for all your kind donations and support towards our Baibombeh Anishinabe High School students. 

Travel Club Holds the Community’s First Zombie Race

Students run in preparation for the upcoming chase (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)

By: Drayston White

On Halloween, the newly created BaiBomBeh High School Travel Club hosted an event called the Zombie Run. In this event, the high school students dressed with face paint to look like a community of  zombies – a zombie apocalypse.

The elementary students who participated were prepared, scared and eager to run away from zombies outside who could steal their lives away, and the ribbons they had on their clothing.

Virginia Loon in a close call with Zombie, Connor Kakeeway (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)

The point of this event, a great idea of high school teacher Jordan Marchand’s, was to raise money for the club. All community members were welcome. Prizes included a Samsung tablet. The club was also able to raise some funds through a canteen and bake sale.

Zombie Race - Hayzn Tom (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)
Zombie Race – Hayzn Tom (Photo Credit: Karli Zschogner)

As a travel club member, I though the event was a lot of fun!

The travel club is hoping to raise enough money to travel somewhere interesting and fun. Some of the places that we have discussed are New York, Orlando or Vancouver. The current plan is to travel in May, 2019. We will continue to host fun events and fundraisers in the upcoming months, including through the sale of our community newspaper, Naotkamegwanning Mazina’igan.

We hope to see the community participate and support our enriching cause.