Thursday, 21 December 2017 06:18

EBHS students 'Do it for Dave'

Written by  Jamie Rieger
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As a way of honouring and remembering beloved Eagle Butte High School teacher, Dave Rozdeba, who passed away from cancer in September, students and staff have been embarking on several initiatives to raise money for the Medicine Hat Cancer Society.

One project, 'Do It for Dave', was spearheaded by shop teacher, Darrell Grass for the TAG (teacher advisory group) program, where the Grade 12 students are required to do some community service work.
"So we decided to do something for the Medicine Hat Cancer Society and to donate on behalf of Dave Rozdeba," said Grass. "Dave was a very liked teacher and administrator here and we want to recognize him."
Since the beginning of November, students have been selling wristbands, bearing the words 'Do It for Dave' and the project has been hugely successful. The wristbands, which sold for a $2 minimum donation, Grass said many donations have been for $10 or $20. Initially, they ordered 350 wristbands initially and these sold out quickly, so another 350 were ordered.
"The first ones were gone pretty quick and we are hoping that the last of the second order will be sold at the alumni basketball tournament (being held on Boxing Day). Then, we will know how much money has been raised,"
The school is planning to hold a second annual 'Do It for Dave' fundraiser next year. TAG 118 held three activities in November that focused on men's health, starting with a Movember challenge and 'Do It for Dave'. They also held a milk jug challenge where students could put their spare change to be donated to the Cancer Society. Rozdeba passed away on Sept. 6 at the age of 51 when he lost his battle with cancer.

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