It's going to take a lot of iced tea but kids in the Lewis Estates neighbourhood are determined to raise thousands of dollars to help the families who lost their homes in a weekend fire.
Three homes were destroyed on Sunday when fire started near 213th Street and 88th Avenue. Two other homes sustained damage. Fire officials the losses to be at least $1 million.
Kids decided they needed to take action.
"I said the houses across the street caught on fire and I said, well we could raise a charity thing," said Alexis Morrow, 8.
"And then we broke into this big idea and then we just thought of it, a whole bunch of people joined."
So far, sales have raised about $1,000 with some customers paying $10 or $20 for a cup of iced tea. The kids want to raise $18,000 —$6,000 for each house that was lost.
"It's a very strong sense of community on the street," said parent Chris Couture. "The kids are best friends and hang out every day so I'm very proud to see them helping out."
Click on the image to see a report from the CBC's Paul Moore.