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Pancakes, anyone?


Van Bien Elementary School opened its doors to the community on Friday morning for its Family Day/Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast.
Students and their families gathered in the school gymnasium for the feast, which ran from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Members of the Rotary Club Prince George Downtown, along with Van Bien staff members, took care of the cooking and serving, which left guests with the best job – enjoying each other’s company while digging into stacks of golden-brown pancakes. For the kids (and some of the adults) strawberries and whipped cream were the perfect topper.
The Rotary Club of Prince George Downtown, with support from Sinclar Group Forest Products, funds the pancake breakfast program in School District No. 57. Last school year, Rotary Club members served about 19,000 breakfasts in three schools – Westwood Elementary, Spruceland Traditional Elementary and Duchess Park Secondary. Van Bien is a new addition this year, and the club is looking at adding another school in the fall.
A huge thanks to all who made Friday’s breakfast possible. Hopefully the lingering smell of pancakes wasn’t too much of a distraction for staff and students the rest of the day!