North Vancouver’s district-wide track meet set for tomorrow was cancelled last week because the teachers’ rotating strikes are hit the District on the same day.
But dozens of parents have stepped in to keep the event on track.
Matt Young, whose son goes to Braemar Elementary, says parents found out last week the year-end meet at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby would be cut because of the strikes.
“It’s unacceptable to the kids so we’re doing something about it.”
He says about 100 parents have volunteered to make sure kids will still be able to run the relay or throw the shotput tomorrow.
As many as 1,800 kids are usually expected, but parents are still trying to get the word out the meet is still on.
Jones says it’s not meant to be any kind of political statement, but to merely say that kids should be first.