Totem well celebrated

The 60th edition of the recent Totem basketball tournament at Alberni District Secondary School was a resounding success, says Greg Freethy.

To the Editor,

The 60th edition of the recent Totem basketball tournament at Alberni District Secondary School was a resounding success featuring something new and something old.

The new part featured a change from the previous tournaments as Totem went to a three-day format to accommodate the 16 teams that participated. Both the number of days and the number of teams were new features. The crowds for each night were outstanding in number as well as decorum.

The old aspect was a well received tribute on Friday night for four of the Original Totem Team who were on hand to commemorate Totem’s 60th birthday. Each member was escorted by members of the first female Totem team during the Originals’ introduction.

Totem continues to be an iconic school and community event.  It is getting older and bigger and as always is the result of the keen attention from key contributors from both school and community based people: the ADSS student body, the Totem Spirit candidates, numerous teachers and the entire ADSS administration team and various key event sponsors from the community.

Along with those mentioned, the hundreds of fans deserve recognition for their encouragement and support throughout the tournament.  Collectively all of the factions mentioned deserve a huge thank you for their efforts on behalf of the Totem committee.

Greg Freethy,

Totem Tournament Committee