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Video: Richmond school creates domino chain with 1,400 cereal boxes

The students at Canada Star bought the boxes after fundraising via tossing pies at their teachers

Have you ever seen 1,400 boxes of breakfast cereal being knocked over like a domino chain?

Nope. Neither have we.

But it happened earlier this week at Canada Star secondary school in Richmond, where the staff and students hosted a special food drive for the Richmond Food Bank, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, as well as Covenant House in Vancouver.

Their efforts led to the amazing collection of cereal boxes, which they formed into a giant domino chain in the school gym, before knocking over the first “domino” for the camera.

In the end up, the school donated 650 pounds to all three of the aforementioned charities.

Money raised through pie tosses

The students’ main method of fundraising to purchase the cereal was through a pie toss where students bid to toss a pie at their favorite teacher at the Mellis Drive school, close to No. 5 and Cambie roads.

One student, Coco Zeng, received a grant - from Rising Youth and Taking it Global - towards the purchase of cereal for the project. 

It’s not the first time the students have stepped up for the community, according to school principal Dr. Robert Anstey, noting that they make annual trips to local skytrain stations to hand out flowers or other presents as random acts of kindness.