Captives for a cause

Oak Bay High students raise $23,000 with Jail and Bail event at the Bay Centre

Island Health CEO Brendan Carr pleads for mercy from Judge Carter White

Jail and bail May 2



Oak Bay High students put some of the community’s finest behind bars for a day to raise funds to build two homes for families in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico when a group of 34 students travel to the area next spring. Saturday’s Jail and Bail event at the Bay Centre raised $23,000.

“The day surpassed even our greatest expectations,” said Oak Bay High teacher Brent Garraway, adding the staff and students are extremely grateful from the support they received from inmates and donors.

Pictured in the slideshow, Island Health CEO Brendan Carr pleads for mercy from Judge Carter White, a Grade 11 Oak Bay High student. Mariah McDonald offers to sing for her bail money. Oak Bay Police Const. Eric Payne slaps the cuffs on Coun. Hazel Braithwaite. Jim Fuller, store manager at the Fairfield Thrifty Foods, does his hard time at the Bay Centre.

 

 

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