Jayden Crawford throws a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Jayden Crawford throws a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

The pied principals: Chilliwack elementary staff get messy for charity

Cops for Cancer fundraiser saw kids ‘pie the principal’ at Leary elementary in Chilliwack

Donning full hazmat suits, goggles and booties, the principal and vice principal at one Chilliwack elementary school were ready for whatever came flying at them.

And that thing was whipped cream. Plate after plate of whipped cream.

Principal Jim Edgcombe and vice principal Devin Atkins of Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary school sat side-by-side as one student after another came up and tossed plates of cream at them on Friday (June 11).

A student throws a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as vice principal Devin Atkins watches as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A student throws a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as vice principal Devin Atkins watches as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Jim Egdcombe, principal of Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary, and vice principal Devin Atkins react to a pie in Egdcombe’s face as part of a fundraiser on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Jim Egdcombe, principal of Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary, and vice principal Devin Atkins react to a pie in Egdcombe’s face as part of a fundraiser on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

It was all part of the school’s ‘pie the principal’ fundraiser for Cops for Cancer.

Students could buy tickets ($2 for one pie, $5 for three pies) which gave them access to pie either Edgcombe, Atkins, or both.

The fundraiser brought in a total of $861.90 for the Tour de Valley team in the Cops for Cancer fundraiser.

Additionally, two local officers including corrections officer Sean Eno, will be shaving their heads at Leary next week with funds also going to the cause.

Xander Spenst throws a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Xander Spenst throws a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Jim Egdcombe, principal of Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary, reacts to a pie in the face as part of a fundraiser on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Jim Egdcombe, principal of Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary, reacts to a pie in the face as part of a fundraiser on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sean Eno shows dog, Bell, to students at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary school on Friday, June 11, 2021. He is part of the Tour de Valley team in the Cops for Cancer fundraiser. (Submitted)

Sean Eno shows dog, Bell, to students at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary school on Friday, June 11, 2021. He is part of the Tour de Valley team in the Cops for Cancer fundraiser. (Submitted)


 

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A student prepares to throw a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as vice principal Devin Atkins watches as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A student prepares to throw a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as vice principal Devin Atkins watches as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)