Peru 2021 - Twelve Hour Relay

Traditionally, the Peru Faith in Action team travels to South America for two weeks in the month of March, for an immersive experience   focusing on   culture, spirituality, and advocacy. The two weeks culminate    with our team  building homes for families in need, through partnerships with Edmund Rice Christian Brothers living and working in Peru.

Our 2021 Team will not be traveling to Peru, but we  are still committed to    build a home for a family  in need in    the city of Jicamarca. This sponsor family is currently living in the home shown below, and the funds we raise will go towards building them  a safe and secure shelter in which they can move to as soon as possible.    While Peru has been locked down due to COVID-19 since March 2020,  the majority of citizens are dependent on their daily earnings, and   cannot afford    to isolate.  The country of   33 million people has over 1 million confirmed COVID cases, and close to 45 000 deaths. 

 This year, our fundraising efforts will include a Krispy Kreme donut sale on March 2 & 3, 2021, Dress Down Days on March 11 & 12, 2021, and a TWELVE HOUR RELAY at Vancouver College on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. 

On March 10, a minimum of two Peru Team members at a time will be on the O'Hagan Track from 6 am - 6 pm, as the team walks and runs towards their fundraising goal. 

Our goal over the 12 hours is to cover at least    10.1 kilometers per team member, representing the distance from the Brother’s Residence in Las Flores (where our team would have stayed) to Jicamarca. 

This is a total of 162 kilometers for the entire team, or 405 laps, from 6 am - 6 pm.

Students participating in this relay will be collecting donations online to help raise funds, and we invite parents and students to check our social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) throughout the day on March 10 for updates on fundraising    and how far the team has walked! 

STUDENTS AND STAFF PARTICIPATING IN THE RELAY ARE: 

  • Shawn A.
  • Alessandro D.
  • Aidan F.
  • Dimitri G.
  • Joshua G. 
  • Filippo H.
  • Nicholas H.
  • Colin K.
  • Brayden L.
  • Jonathan M.
  • Marek O.
  • Rodrigo G.
  • Dayton S.
  • Martin V.
  • Carlton Y.
  • Mr. Paul Legge
  • Mr. Carlo Trentadue
  • Ms. Lorida Robles
  • Ms. Chantal Coschizza