The Delta Secondary Interact Club, sponsored by the Ladner Rotary Club, is now into its second year of volunteer activities.
Last Thursday, approximately 20 students in grades 8 to 12 collected 10 bags of garbage from Ladner Harbour Park as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up that happens annually across Canada.
Some interesting items found in the park included: shovel, tire, rusted out barrel, numerous beverage containers, clothing items, dog leashes, plenty of plastic and the dreaded cigarette butt.
Other activities planned so far this year include a coat and blanket drive in the fall, a clothing drive, collecting food for Christmas hampers and helping raise money to find a cure for alkaptonuria. A DSS teacher's son has recently been diagnosed with the disease, which causes severe, early onset osteoarthritis.
This year, the DSS Interact Club hopes to grow its student membership by holding weekly meetings in the school library every Thursday at lunch. Students should contact DSS counsellor Heather Colls for additional information.