Totem 61 starts Jan. 7

It’s the first week of the New Year and that means it’s Totem time at Alberni District Secondary School.

It’s the first week of the New Year and that means it’s Totem time at Alberni District Secondary School.

The 61st annual Totem Tournament kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 7 and runs till Saturday, July 9.

Games start on Thursday night with the ADSS girls team playing Kwalicum at 5:15 p.m. and the boys playing Woodlands at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for all on Thursday night, $5 for ages five to 12 and $8 for 13 and up for Friday and Saturday. A Totem pass is $10 for ages five to 12 and $15 for 13 and up.

Kids under five get in free and proceeds from ticket, concession and merchandise sales will go back into school programs.

For more information, look for the feature story in Thursday’s News.