Japanese exchange student Mizuki Kato had seen backpacks that could turn into seat covers. But the group wanted to make the idea more simple and mature for the older demographic in Queens. That’s when they created their “Rest-Easy” covers. The covers come in several dark colours, have handles, are stuffed with foam and fold up to carry.
The group of around 10 Grade 10 students called their Junior Achievement company, Seatco. They have been selling their seat covers aimed at having them used at Queens Place Emera Centre. So far they have sold them at several games.
The covers are $20 and a $1 from each cover goes to Queens Minor Hockey Association.
Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 and its first presence in Nova Scotia was in 1969. The goal of Junior Achievement is to teach young people about the business world and entrepreneurship.
In Queens County the program is funded by the Region of Queens Municipality. The volunteers come from many different backgrounds and from across the community.
The seat covers will be available at Irving on Feb. 14 and Feb. 16. The group is also selling them at Queens Place Emera Centre on Feb. 16 during the teachers versus students game. $5 from each cover will be given to the Cameron family. And on Feb. 20 they will be available at Bingo at the Liverpool Fire Hall at 6 p.m.
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