It’s always a fun morning for students and their supervisors when DSAC (the district student advisory council) gets together in the Annex at the Cowichan Valley School District administration offices to fill backpacks.
All fall, members of the council, which includes at least one representative from every secondary school, organize drives at their individual schools to collect small personal items — toothpaste, stationery items, combs, brushes, hats, etc. — and pack them into backpacks to give to less fortunate young people in the Cowichan Valley community.
This year, the backpacks were donated by Staples and Island district manager Jessica St. Jean and Duncan store general manager Ryan Webber were along to help out. Both said they were amazed at how well organized the students were at filling the more than 70 packs.