Kwalikum Secondary School students will hold a bottle drive and will provide a Christmas tree chipping service on Jan. 2, 2021, in order to raise funds for their 2021 Dry Grad. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Kwalikum Secondary School students will hold a bottle drive and will provide a Christmas tree chipping service on Jan. 2, 2021, in order to raise funds for their 2021 Dry Grad. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Kwalikum 2021 grad class hosts annual tree chipping, bottle drive on Jan. 2

Event serves as fundraiser for annual dry grad

Kwalikum Secondary School students are looking to help clean up after the holiday season while raising funds for their 2021 Dry Grad.

KSS students will hold a bottle drive at the school, located at 266 Village Way in Qualicum Beach and provide a Christmas tree chipping service on Jan. 2, 2021.

The bottle drive will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in front of the school roundabout. Recyclable cans and bottles can be dropped off, where students will then take care of the rest. For anyone who cannot make it down but would still like to donate, pickups will be available with the simple request of leaving your recyclables outside your residence by 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2. KSS students will come around to collect.

READ MORE: Kwalikum Secondary School 2020 grads presented with diplomas

The Christmas tree chipping will be held at the BMX park parking lots, located behind the Ravensong Aquatic Centre, and as a service is provided by donation. Dropoffs can be done between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tree pickups will be done between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and is requested that those wanting pick-up leave their trees outside by 8 a.m. for students to collect.

Due to COVID-19 town rules, students will not be allowed to assist with tree handling.

For more information on either fundraisers, please email

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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