For those of you that are new to CGS you may not know that our Toonie Free Dress money is always donated to charity. Unlike the Principal’s Club, whose funds go exclusively to The Olive Branch for Children (and before that Children of Hope Uganda), Toonie Free Dress money may be used to respond to an immediate global crisis. It is with a heavy heart that Marie recently decided to share what we have raised so far this year to support the people and animals suffering in Australia as a result of the bush fires. Marie was able to pledge $800 Canadian ($888 Australian) on behalf of the CGS community. The money was shared between two agencies, The Australian Red Cross and the Wild 2 Free Kangaroo Sanctuary. Thank you for your generous support of all our fundraising endeavours over the course of the year. It is so wonderful to know that we can respond to various needs throughout the world, and at home, when they arise.