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Celebrating Canada’s 150th by giving back

January 31, 2017


James Lynn and Sierra Roberts, grade 12 students at Seycove Secondary, have been selected to take part in the RBC Royal Bank program # Make 150 Count

Two students at Seycove Secondary School will be celebrating their final year of high school and Canada's 150th birthday by giving back to their local community. 

"We're in grade 12 and leaving, so we want to give back to our local community now," said Sierra Roberts, grade 12 student, Seycove Secondary.

Thanks to a gift of $150 each from RBC Royal Bank's Dollarton branch, Roberts and her classmate James Lynn will soon be determining how to use the money to help others.​

"We're actually thinking of pooling our resources so that we have $300 to spend. We're contemplating supporting seniors centres or doing something related to homelessness. We also plan on getting our friends involved to help," said Lynn.


The two teens were selected as part of an RBC Royal Bank program called # Make 150 Count. The program commemorates Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation by arming local youth with $150 to support their local communities.


"We know that youth are the future, so to celebrate Canada's 150th we are supporting youth in our community to make a difference in our community," said Lindsay Witham, Mortgage Specialist, RBC Royal Bank.


Both Lynn and Roberts are honoured to have been selected for the program. Neither of them are strangers to volunteer and community work. Both of them volunteer with local sports organizations and school sports teams, both are part of the Seycove World Education Club that gathers supplies for schools in need both locally and globally, and both are part of their school's International Ambassadors Program, welcoming international students to Seycove.


"I'm really looking forward to doing something meaningful with the money from RBC. It is such a cool program because it gives us the freedom to use the money to help as we wish," said Roberts.


It is also a great way for them to end their secondary school tenure – by leaving a legacy of giving.