This year, grades 3 to 8 students from St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School in Calabogie combined their love of french and giving back to help raise money for the Canadian Wildlife Foundation.

The Global Café event took place in their school gymnasium where students sold sweet and savory baked goods to their friends, families and community members. Students put their french skills to the test by conversing in the second language for the entire event. The event raised $178.15 for the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

“I was really proud of them for doing something in a second language,” says Audrey MacLaren, teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School. “It was a great opportunity to welcome the community to our school and the students, staff and family members came together to support the students.”

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a not-for-profit organization that works with federal, provincial and municipal government agencies to protect, restore and conserves wildlife habitat.

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