School conducts Empathy Walk

School conducts Empathy Walk

Five hundred students take day off for Friday event

Mennonite Educational Institute secondary school students took part in the Run for Water Empathy Walk Friday.

The event saw about 500 students walk from the school over to Fish Trap Creek, where they each filled a yellow 20 litre jerry can with water. The group then walked over to High Street, at Mt Lehman Road and Highway 1 with the cans to empathize with the plight of Ethiopian women who do this everyday without choice.

The Envision Financial Run for Water takes place May 25. For more information visit runforwater.ca.