Service vessels open to the public

Service Vessel Day is at Centennial Pier on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The Port Alberni Port Authority and Maritime Heritage Society present Service Vessel Day at Centennial Pier this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event gives the public an opportunity to come down to the waterfront and climb aboard some of the various vessels that are constantly busy in the working port.

Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and point out interesting equipment.

The event also includes children’s crafts, snacks, and refreshments.

Some of the organizations and vessels confirmed to be involved in the event include the Port Authority/Port Alberni Fire department, the RCMP, Tseshaht Nation, Marine Rescue Society, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Alberni Valley Rescue Squad, and Pacific Towing.

The Puddle Duck Racers will also be holding a special event on the waterfront near the Harbour Quay Marina for all to enjoy.