When we wrote out the names of all those who ran the Seattle Marathon last month it really hits home the impressive number of youth who rose to the challenge. Fantastic!
Last week Streetfront alumni extraordinaire Jay Corpeno came and did an awesome presentation on his successful completion of schooling at the Vancouver Film School. Jay guided the students through a typical 3D game and film production process and spoke about all the well paying and interesting jobs possible in the industry. Watch out for Jay’s name because this man is going places and we are proud he is one of us!
Here’s another video highlighting Streetfront and what we can accomplish with our students. Thanks to The Tyee for their continued interest in our little school.
Once again we broke our record for the number of Streetfront/Britannia current and alumni running in the Seattle Marathon. We had 31 eager runners – many running their first full or half marathon! Jesse Costucci up until this weekend was our only female student to run a full 42.2 km distance but after this weekend we added 2 more female students to accomplish this feat. Congratulations to Sierra Sidwell and Harmony Patterson!! The entire team did fantastic in what ended up being decent running weather considering there was heavy rains falling before and after the race.
A huge thanks has to go out to the wonderful staff with the Seattle Marathon Association and an enormous and heartfelt thanks to the Vancouver Police Foundation for recently coming on board to support our marathon program. All this would not be possible without the support of so many organizations and individuals!
Every year we have more and more friends and family coming down to Seattle to support this wonderful cohort of unique youth demonstrating the B.R.I.T.annia code – Bravery, Respect, Integrity and Tenacity.
After our garden class we walked over to the offices of the Vancouver International Marathon Society to volunteer our time putting together some race packages for their Fall Classic Run (21.1km, 10km and 5km) at UBC on November 13th.
The Marathon Society is a huge sponsor and supporter of our marathon program so we are happy to give back in any way we can.
While some were outside doing some gardening in our monthly garden class others were inside making smoothies with some ingredients from the garden.
We know a marathon is close when we have a number of current and past Streetfront students running the almost 19 km route to Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Plans are afoot for this years Seattle Marathon on November 27th, 2016!