KCA students raising the roof

Grade 8 and 9 students of Kootenay Christian Academy are hard at work raising funds for their upcoming mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico.

The Kootenay Christian Academy Missions Group.

The Kootenay Christian Academy Missions Group.

For the Townsman

The Grade 8 and 9 students of Kootenay Christian Academy are hard at work, raising funds for their upcoming mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico, in January, 2015.

Each year the senior students of K.C.A.  take part in a mission trip, where they  provide  aid to those in need in different locations across North America. Past groups have helped feed the homeless, worked in orphanages, painted churches, built homes and helped in the cleanup efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

This year’s group is raising money to build a home for a family in need.  In order to make this possible, these young men and women have been taking part in different fundraising events around Cranbrook, since May of this year.  You may have seen them washing cars at Alpine Toyota; you may have bought burgers or hotdogs from them during Sam Steele days, or even purchased snacks from them at the concession stand at the Brothers Insurance Charity Drive Inn.

On Saturday, Nov. 8, KCA Missions Group will be hosting a silent auction and dessert night. The event will take place in the Alliance Church gymnasium in Cranbrook BC.  The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the evening will start at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the school office (250-426-0166) or at the door, the night of the event.

This will be a casual fun evening, full of delicious desserts, refreshments, entertainment and some fabulous items for you to bid on.

So come on out and support some of the amazing youth in our community, get some Christmas shopping done early, have some laughs and most of all, help change the lives of not only these young men and women taking part in the mission trip, but also help change the lives of a family in need. If we all work together we can Raise the Roof.