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Marlene Dietrich has been the president of the Abbeyfield House Alberni Valley Society for the past 11 years.
Winnifred Koal, who has lived most of her life in Port Alberni, joined the Canadian Air Force in the 1950s.
A recreational musical group known as the "Strummers" meets at the Echo Centre every Thursday morning.
This is a continuation of a feature on Linda Henry and her memories. The first part appeared in our Tuesday Oct. 25 issue.
Learn about Linda Henry's life in this month's seniors column.
Betty Argotow reflects on a life spent volunteering in Port Alberni.
Abbeyfield has been a home for seniors in the Alberni Valley for 14 years.
Lionel Cyr is a well-known volunteer in the community who has been living in the Valley for 70 years.
Volunteer spirit is strong in the Alberni Valley, says Deb Walton, Heritage Place Program Coordinator.
Between April 10 and 16, Canadians across the country will celebrate National Volunteer Week
Efren Duran Encalada, an artist from South America, spent several weeks in Port Alberni last summer visiting members of his family.
hroughout the years, the celebration of Christmas have changed, and so has our society too, but there is no doubt that the spirit remains.
Born in Scotland in 1922, Doug Thomson immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1927.
“One of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in my adult life was to portray ‘Queen Victoria’,” says Doreen Leach with a big smile.
Seniors who stay involved in the lives of friends and family fare better than those who do not.
Bob Hudson was born to play music.
“Moving to Heritage Place was one of the best and wisest move I ever made, and I love it!”, says John Shaw.
No doubt that this community has benefited enormously from Sylvia Springer’s dedication to serve it with love.
Echo Village is a busy place throughout the year, and residents have the staff and volunteers who put on many events to thank for it.
All around the various senior homes in the Alberni Valley the celebration of Christmas were enjoyed by the residents/tenants.