Aboriginal children from Port Hardy, Nanaimo, Chemainus and Comox are getting a taste of university life this week.
Vancouver Island University is hosting its first summer camp for Aboriginal children in partnership with Snuneymuxw First Nation, TD Bank and TD Friends of the Environment.
Faculty and students from a variety of VIU departments strived to make the camp interesting, informative and fun for about 90 six to 14-year olds.
The Centre of Shellfish Research and Fisheries and Aquaculture hosted participants for an afternoon of fun activities. The group had a chance to view sturgeon and trout at Fisheries and Aquaculture followed by creating their own fish and shell-print T-shirts with the help of CSR staff.