Rural students from Ile des Chênes spent Halloween in a different way from most of their peers on Sunday.
Fifty graduating students from École/College Regional Gabrielle-Roy spent the entire night outside on school grounds in a move to practice solidarity with Manitoba’s less fortunate.
To help better understand homelessness, the students will travel to Winnipeg today to drop off a large donation of clothes to Siloam Mission.
“It’s preparing them to be young, strong, responsible adults and not just ‘dumpers’ of blame on the rest of society,” said Monique Guénette, a grad advisor at the school.
The students will also tour the homeless shelter’s facilities when they arrive this afternoon.
UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. — Adds updated photo from clothing donation.