1. Elmvale community attempts to ‘knock out’ a world record 

Staff and students of Elmvale District High School (EDHS) and nearby elementary schools will try their hands at breaking a world record together. As many people as 900 people will play Knockout in order to beat the current Guinness world record of 701.

Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable item to the event in a doubled effort to ‘knock out’ hunger – with proceeds going towards the Elmvale Food Bank.

Knockout (known as Bump in Canada) is played with two basketballs, where competitors try to ‘knock’ the other ‘out’ by scoring quicker.

The winner will have their name listed on the Guinness Book of World Records website,  and eight EXIT Lifestyle Realty private box tickets to the Barrie Colts.

Doors open 9 a.m. at the Elmvale Community Arena on 14 George Street in Elmvale.

2. Staff and students at Lake Simcoe PS to cut it all off in support of young adults living with cancer

Lake Simcoe Public School will 70 students, parents, family members and staff will take part in Shave for the Brave in support of Young Adult Cancer. Participants will either donate theri hair for wigs or shave it off completely.

Their goal is to raise $15,000 at the event at which point the school principal and DECE will also shave their heads.

Shave for the Brave is an annual event and the main source of fundraising for Young Adult Cancer Canada, who provide support to young adults through cancer.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at 1701 Webster Blvd in Innisfil.

3. Bear Creek Secondary School Students dance to raise funds for scholarships

Bear Creek Secondary School is hosting the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) SPARK competition, a non-profit, student choreographed and performed dance. Proceeds from the event will go towards grade 12 dance scholarships for SCDSB graduates.

“The SPARK Dance Competition is the product of three teachers coming together to showcase the talent we have in the SCDSB,” says Heather Robert, Dance Teacher at Bear Creek Secondary School. “This year we have 160 dancers competing from eight of our high schools. It’s going to be an amazing display of dance!”

Doors open 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at 100 Red Oak Drive in Barrie.

For information, visit: www.scdsb.on.ca

(Photo Credit: Jessica Podraza)