Advisors: Mrs. S. Lund
Best Buddies – Vrais Copains Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to enhancing our communities through one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and students. Best Buddies is grounded in the belief that friendship is important to the development of all individuals and that for all individuals with intellectual disabilities friendship is a medium through which they can become a part of their communities.
At our local chapter at Lumsden High School, Student Buddies are paired up for a year with a Buddy with an intellectual disability. Buddies contact each other by phone or email once a week and hang out together at least twice a month. As a Best Buddies chapter, we host group events at least once a month at lunch or after school for all group members. Best Buddies Canada and our SRC sponsor these events. In the past we have gone bowling, mini-golfing, and to the theatre; we have had a pizza parties and ice cream parties, and we have had potluck movie nights. Join in on the fun by becoming a member today!