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April 2014 – Dina Bell-Laroche Featured on CTV Amazing People

On Thursday April 10, Dina Bell-Laroche was featured as part of the CTV Amazing People Series. Dina recently joined the SchoolBOX Board of Directors, after being involved with SchoolBOX for the last few years.  Dina shared her amazing story of keeping her sister’s memory alive after losing her to cancer 13 years ago. In Tracy’s honour, Dina has done so much for children in Nicaragua and SchoolBOX. From leading hugely successful fundraisers, leading volunteer groups, sponsoring programs and joining our board of directors, Dina has been an inspiration to the entire SchoolBOX community.

After leading her soccer team to fundraise for SchoolBOX and travelling to Nicaragua with six of the athletes, Dina had found a connection to Tracy in SchoolBOX and began to think of how she could turn her grief into hope for the children she had met and so many more in Nicaragua. First, Dina led friends and family in fundraising $3000 to build a library in Tracy’s memory. Now Dina, along with her family, plans to build a classroom in Tracy’s memory too!

To watch Dina’s story on CTV Amazing People, go to: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/features/amazing-people

Watch the video on Tracy’s Hope Library at: http://youtu.be/82i4kniJeqA

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Dina (right) with construction lead Mario on the site of the Brett 2 School in Tipitapa last July.

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Dina (right) with fellow SchoolBOX board member Amber Hall at the CTV Amazing People Gala in February.