Things have been busy leading up to the holiday season here in Bracebridge. They were even busier for a group of students at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School, who spent the past few weeks handcrafting 1,600 wooden toys for children in the community.
They gave away many of them during a Santa's Workshop event they hosted for area kids at the school.
But because many kids from area schools couldn't make it to pick up toys due to the elementary teachers strike, the students and teacher Marty Scarlett hand delivered them to area schools the next day. Everything else left over was given to the Bracebridge Salvation Army.
Weeks before, students at Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School walked out in support of the teachers strike.
This was followed by a one-day strike by the elementary teachers. The teachers and their supporters picket outside of Monck P.S. in this photo.