Scooby Dooby Doo will make an appearance at the WDMH Disco Gala thanks to Seaway students

Seen in image above: The proud artists enjoy the first photo op in the new van - (l-r) Rebecca Wiseman, Maggie Joldersma, Larissa Westervelt, Jillian Westervelt and teacher Cynthia Schwartz-Kelly. Courtesy photo

IROQUOIS — They weren’t born when Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred first appeared on TV in 1969. But students at Seaway District High School in Iroquois know these cartoon characters well. So, they were more than happy to recreate the famous Scooby-Doo van for the WDMH Disco Gala.

Students from the Construction Technology program and the Art Club came together to design and construct the giant prop that will be used as part of the evening’s photo booth. Gala guests can take their spot behind the windshield for a unique keepsake photo from the event.

“The kids all know the cartoon and really had fun with the theme,” says Cynthia Schwartz-Kelly,

Seaway’s Art Teacher. “We were all glad to help out.”

Seen in image above: Art Club members (back row) Robin Butler, Rebecca Wiseman, Moriah van Dodgewaard, Annaka Gibbons
and (front row) Alex Inkster Richmire and Jillian Westervelt work on the photo booth van. Courtesy photo

Cynthia Schwartz-Kelly worked with colleague Henry Looyen, who teaches Construction Technology at the school. Mr. Looyen enlisted 3 students to help cut out the design created by Ms. Schwartz-Kelly. “It was a bit of trial and error,” he says. “It took a couple of tries to get things right.”

Seen in image above: Seaway District High School students cut wood for the new bus – (l-r): Camden Banfill and Brady Smith. Courtesy photo

From there, about 7 students from the lunch-time Art Club got painting, using bright colours reminiscent of the original van. “It was a nice distraction for students as they deal with the pressure of upcoming exams,” adds Mrs. Schwartz-Kelly.

“Thank you to the teachers and students at Seaway District High School for your unique contribution to the Gala,” sums up Cindy Peters, Manager of Direct Mail & Events. “We are so grateful for the community’s support at every level.”

In addition to this amazing photo both, the Disco Gala will include many more fun events. There will be a delicious meal served by Winchelsea Events, great music by Groovy Little Orchestra, 70s games, contests, and both live and silent auctions.

Proceeds from the event go to the WDMH Foundation’s Family Care Fund, supporting care for families just like yours.

Tickets are now on sale for $125 each. Stop by the Foundation office in the hospital lobby or call the Foundation Office at 613-774-2422, ext. 6162 to purchase your tickets.

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