Alberni high school rocks bus fundraiser

Boston Pizza steps up to bring premier bands to Alberni Valley

The Alberni District Secondary School athletic department has teamed up with Boston Pizza for a pair of musical fundraisers April 7–8. The high school needs to buy a new 15-passenger van to help accommodate the many events sports and other teams attend throughout the year, department head Mike Roberts said.

Abra Cadabra: The Music and Magic of ABBA comes to the ADSS Theatre on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m., with a special beer garden opening at 6 p.m.

Heroes of Rock perform a tribute to the biggest rock legends of all time on Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

This is not the first time Boston Pizza has teamed up with ADSS to assist, but it’s an important fundraiser, says Roberts.

“Port Alberni is unique; we have one high school. Other communities on the Island have more than one…for us, every single away game is over the Hump. The closest community would be Qualicum Beach and Parksville, but often they’re not in our leagues.

“In order for that to happen, we have to have buses.”

In the winter, the school has six basketball teams, a dance team, cheer team and a large wrestling team—and they all need to move around to competitions. The school has two, 24-passenger buses and a 15-passenger van already, but need a new one. Teams cannot use School District 70 buses because those buses are often in use taking students home when teams need to travel for games.

The buses and booking are handled through Arrowview Services Society, which oversees the vehicles on behalf of the athletic department, Roberts explained.

There is still time for sponsors to jump on board with the bus project. MacEachern has arranged for every major sponsor’s name to be included in the paint wrap on the new vehicle.

“We’d love to have this become an annual event, where it’s happening at the same time every year to help out the athletic department,” MacEachern said.

Tickets for each concert are $40 and available at Boston Pizza.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

B.C. NDP’s throne speech speaks of benefits to B.C., says MLA Scott Fraser

Fraser agrees to meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs over pipeline

Port Alberni’s Old Puckers playing for BC Children’s Hospital

CFOX’s hockey team will make the long trek to central Vancouver Island for the game

BIZ BEAT: Get a head start on spring cleaning in Port Alberni

Chris Fenton walks across a desert to raise funds for ACAWS

2020 is another banner year for Port Alberni

Painted banners will be hung up in the Rotary Arts District this summer

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, calls for end to blockades

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Wet’suwet’en who support Coastal GasLink pipeline gather in northern B.C.

Supporters of the pipeline are upset only one side is being heard nationwide

One dead in multi-vehicle collision involving logging truck on northern B.C. highway

DriveBC says highway expected to remain closed until 8 p.m.

B.C. teacher gets 15-year ban after lying about having sex with just-graduated student

Teacher had been dishonest with the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

Pipeline talks got B.C. railway open, can work again: Horgan

Premier says protest excesses damage Wet’suwet’en case

Exclusive: Pamela Anderson talks plans for waterfront Ladysmith property after 12-day marriage

Anderson says she can pay her own bills. Peters denies making comments suggesting she can’t

Burger King breaks the mould with new advertising campaign

The company is known for irreverent ad campaigns

Maggie and Tim: B.C. residential school survivor turns to faith, forgiveness in mourning son

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

PHOTOS: RCMP call on kids to name latest police puppy recruits

This year’s theme is the letter ‘N,’ and 13 German shephards must be named

Most Read