Isaac Clements proudly sells his artwork to his Mom, Gwen, during Bloomfield Elementary School’s sixth annual Heart Art Day Friday.
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BLOOMFIELD -- Bloomfield Elementary School’s sixth annual Heart Art Day, strategically held on Valentine’s Day, raised over $1,300 for the IWK Children’s Hospital. Students from all of the school’s classes participated in making some heart- or valentines-themed artwork. Parents and community leaders were invited to the school to admire the varied artwork which included stained glass, heart shaped drawings and other creations. The artwork was highly sought after as they were quickly snapped up by bargain-savvy art collectors.
This year’s special event, was held in memory of Kameron Cooke, an energetic Grade 1 student from the school who died 13 months ago. Tickets were sold on two prize baskets. The first one drawn was won by Kameron’s grandmother, Pam Cooke. His grandfather, Barry Cooke, won the second one.
Teacher Donna Wood said students look forward to the annual fundraiser . Leading up to the special day they hold cookie sales and candy gram sales, all in support of the cause.