Brockville school, car dealer partner to help Alta. fire victims

In this Saturday, May 7, 2016 photo provided by the Upper Canada District School Board, an unidentified woman gets ready to test drive a car at Riverside Ford in Brockville, Ont. as students from Westminster Public School look on. The fundraising day brought in over $1,800 for charity. (UCDSB via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – A city public school and a car dealership came together last weekend to help the Champions for Kids Foundation and Alberta fire victims.

Westminster Public School and Riverside Ford raised more than $1,800 at the Ford Drive 4UR Community event on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Ford Canada donated $20 for every test drive taken at the Brockville dealership and $920 was also raised for the relief effort in Fort McMurray, Alta.

Another $920 was raised for the Champions for Kids Foundation.

Champions for Kids is a confidential service formed in January 2008 by the Upper Canada District School Board to help disadvantaged children and their families participate in sports, arts and other activities outside school hours.

A bake sale by the Westminster students also raised $250 for Coins for Change Adopt a Village program.