Symphony Benefit Concert
It was as fine a concert as I have ever attended. The musicians were superb and the music was divine. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata opened the program, played by Grade 11 student Noah Ha. This was a Benefit Concert for the support of the Phase 2 Capital Campaign.
A special thank you is extended to Eunsun Park and her daughter, Helen, for organizing this special evening. Helen is a Grade 11 student at RCS and an award-winning flutist. Eunsun is a professional oboist and has performed on various stages to worldwide acclaim. We were grateful to also have Susan Choi and Sylvia Park perform, professional musicians and friends of Eunsun and Helen.
The handbell choir from the elementary campus performed, as well as musicians from the middle and secondary campuses. Our students and parents had the opportunity to enjoy excellent performances by both guest and school musicians in a cozy environment.
A reception was held prior to the Benefit Concert to thank some of our donors and supporters for their contributions to Phase 2. We are thrilled that more than three thousand dollars was added to the Phase 2 Capital Campaign as a result of this special evening.
Mr. Roger Grose
Annual Christmas Concert
The choirs were prepared, the instrumentalists knew their musical scores and the audience was perfect as the staff, students, family and friends of Richmond Christian School gathered for the annual Christmas Program. In reality, it was a service of praise and worship. RCS was led in celebrating the birth of Jesus by more than 700 students from Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. The students sparkled and their performances shone. It was truly an evening to remember.
Our custom at the Christmas Program is to take an offering for The Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Vancouver. It is a time for our school to focus on the needs of others and those for whom Christmas is not necessarily the happiest time of the year. Because of your generous hearts, $6367.85 was collected and forwarded to the Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Your gifts were certainly appreciated and brought tears of gratitude to the various recipients. Earlier in December the elementary students brought “Gifts for the Manger” which provided much needed items for both babies and moms. RCS truly is a generous and caring community.
Mr. Roger Grose
It was our pleasure to welcome more than 80 pastors to our Elementary Campus for lunch at the end of November. Pastors had the opportunity to visit classrooms and learn more about RCS from their students. During lunch our three campus principals shared information about our school including a brief overview of our Bible program.
Under the direction of Mrs. Koepke, our incredible Grade 4 and 5 students sang and performed for our guests. To close the luncheon, our students circled the pastors and prayed for them. It was an amazing day filled with lots of positive comments and discussion. There are more than 120 different churches represented in our RCS community and it was exciting to see such strong attendance!
Mrs. Ann-Michele Ewert
Did you know?
Many, many years ago Vancouver Christian School purchased a piece of property at the corner of Killarney Street at East 41st Avenue in Vancouver. Vancouver Christian was the first Christian school in the Province! When a group of parents who were moving to Richmond decided to start the first Christian school there, Vancouver Christian sold half of their land to the city of Vancouver and donated the proceeds to the new Richmond Christian School community to get a firm start.
Today the parcel of land that was sold in our honour can be seen when you drive on East 41st Avenue near Rupert Street. Many years later Vancouver Christian sold the remaining portion of their land and relocated near Boundary Road. What a blessing that our roots are so firmly planted in the BC Christian school community.