Fire sets off an inspiring journey
EDMONTON — Having survived the Fort McMurray wildfire, they feel solidarity with displaced persons.
Students and staff at the Alberta community’s Holy Trinity School have walked almost halfway around the world to help Development and Peace care for people whose lives have been uprooted.
It’s a situation many of them experienced firsthand after the devastating 2016 wildfire.
At the time of the wildfire, Grade 12 student Sarah Reid and her family left their home behind and travelled a smoke-shrouded highway to Edmonton. Displaced for over a month, they worried each day that their home may be razed by flames and reduced to ashes.