At Deer Lake School, we believe that God calls us to love and serve others – it’s the foundation of who we are!
We are honoured to be part of the Free the Children – We School network founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger. We Schools believe in empowering children to help children, and this philosophy fits perfectly with the core values of DLS! As a We School we have committed to undertaking two projects each year, one in our local community, and one internationally.
I N O U R C O M M U N I T Y
We proudly support various charities in our community each year, including Heart & Stroke, Terry Fox, and Covenant House. This year several of our classes are preparing small emergency kits for local shelters during their Bible class once per week. These kits contain shampoo and toiletries. Last year our students prepared 85 sack lunches monthly for distribution with the Burnaby Taskforce on Homelessness. We believe that partnering with others is a great way to step out and get involved in helping in our community. We are always looking for practical projects to support!
2018 Terry Fox K-12 Run
I N O U R W O R L D
In May 2019 our grade 11 and 12 students experienced Service 2019: Panama. Students assisted local residents in building a new church, as well as hosted after school sports and puppet programs for community children. Additionally, students explored the local community and learned about Panama's history and culture, and also visited one of the Seven Wonders of the Word, the Panama Canal.
Thank you for supporting our students financially this spring, allowing them to make this life-changing journey to Panama!