by Erin Anderson, editor
Some service-minded students spent last weekend brightening the days of anyone who was lucky enough to be strolling through Victoria’s downtown waterfront. With signs proclaiming “Free Hugs,” our Senior School students offered anyone interested a brief embrace. The Free Hugs days are becoming increasingly popular, and are a nice break from the more traditional areas of service, such as fundraising and promoting awareness of international issues. As much as the passersby enjoy getting a free hug (or sometimes just watching the fun unfold), the students may get even more of a lift out of the afternoons, since they get the most free hugs out of anybody.