Alberni District Secondary School hosts welcome feast

Eric Plummer, September 25, 2017

Angie Miller dishes out some blackberry cake with her granddaughter Miriah Mottishaw, a Grade 10 student at Alberni District Secondary School. (Eric Plummer photos)

Port Alberni — 

On Thursday, Sept. 21 the Alberni District Secondary School marked the start of another school year by hosting its annual welcome feast for students and families. With a dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, salmon and bannock, the event was organized with a focus on getting new Grade 8 students who are coming from smaller schools more comfortable with ADSS and better acquainted with staff. As one third of the school’s 1,200 students are aboriginal, the welcome feast brought a Nuu-chah-nulth presence, including the help of NCN education workers to hold the event.