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It appeared to be a fairly normal lunch hour at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey Thursday afternoon.
Until the music started and a small group of kids suddenly shed their coats and jackets to reveal bright green shirts with the words Go Green on the front.
Then the dancing started, to Katy Perry’s hit song Fireworks. And more children joined in. And more. And more.
Soon a long stretch of our shopping centre was filled with a sea of about 580 of the green-shirted dancers, spinning and clapping and waving their arms to the song, while onlookers watched from the sidelines and from balconies above at SFU Surrey. (By Staff Writer – Surrey North Delta Leader)
The dancers were all students from Surrey’s Chimney Hill Elementary hoping to spread a positive message about preserving our planet, the fragility of our planet and our personal responsibility in conserving her precious resources. The students had been working on the performance for about four months. Having all the students work together for one common cause, and demonstrate an incredible amount of enthusiasm and teamwork was a testament to our society’s future. This event showed that many different components of a society can work together to send a message in a creative, well-organized and child-centred manner.
Central City would like to thank these remarkable elementary students from Chimney Hill for taking the time to send such an important message out into the community. Not only have they taken personal responsibility in hopes of conserving our planet, they are also sending out a message on the importance of teamwork, dedication, physical activity, community involvement and fun! They will make a difference in our world – Way to light the fireworks!
Other important thank-you’s go to:
Julie Sture, Chimney Hill’s grade one teacher who spent countless hours choreographing the steps to this dance and working with the dance leaders. Principal, Chris Baldry who encouraged this initiative to support student participation and student activity. The teachers and staff of Chimney Hill Elementary who have worked tirelessly throughout the last six weeks teaching their students the dance steps. Heather Briske from Chimney Hills and our marketing department for working so hard to coordinate the logistics of this event over the past several months together. It would not have happened without them.
This event started out as a very small idea and grew into a very large event. On behalf of Central City, along with the students and teachers of Chimney Hill, we would like to thank our valued sponsors who assisted with t-shirts, bus transportation (10 full school buses!) video-taping, photography and ice cream.
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Simon Fraser University
Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association
Speedi-Gourmet and our Central City Dairy Queen
Central City is honored to have been a part of this inspirational event.