Following a two-year hiatus, the Stonybrook Middle School Sports Card Club was finally able to return on Saturday to Clearspring Centre for a card show.
Teacher Don Dewey says the club stopped holding in-person meetings when the pandemic began.
“But we have been online for about the last two years,” he notes. “So, we do meet about every three weeks. Obviously, it's different, but we've been able to continue the sports card club with Mrs. Rebizant, my principal’s encouragement and I'm grateful that kids still want to be a part of it, even though it is online.”
Since going online, participation dropped to around 10 people, while the in-person meetings attracted around 25 to 30 people.
The card and collectible show on Saturday was a bit different this time around as they were auctioning off special items to raise money for relief efforts in Ukraine. All money raised will go to The Canadian Red Cross in support of Ukraine.
The club selects a charity to support during each show they put on. Some of the past charities that have benefited from this fundraiser include South East Helping Hands and Soup’s On.