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Ten-year-old helps search and rescue in Burns Lake

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, RBC Royal Bank launched its Canada 150 initiative by giving thousands of young Canadians $150 with one simple request: use the money to help communities prosper. The Burns Lake branch partnered with Francois Lake Elementary’s parent advisory council to select a local winner – Abby Gray. The 10-year-old said she wanted to donate her $150 to the Burns Lake Search and Rescue (SAR). The SAR team helped search for her brother Bryce, who drowned in Tchesinkut Lake last year. Abby is seen here with SAR members and RBC employees in front of SAR’s newest boat, named ‘Bryce’s Dream.’

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