Sonja Drinkwater

And the winners are

Charity golf classic sells out again

The annual Charity Golf Classic was another sellout on Saturday as a full slate of teams took to the links at Alberni Golf Course.

And the winners are
The Sproat Ness dragon boat team placed first in the silver category with a total time of 4.53.22 during the West Coast Dragon Boat Society’s Ladies Regatta on Sunday

Dragon boaters paddle Sproat Lake for Ladies Regatta

Fifteen teams came out to paddle on Sproat Lake for the West Coast Dragon Boat Society's Ladies Regatta.

The Sproat Ness dragon boat team placed first in the silver category with a total time of 4.53.22 during the West Coast Dragon Boat Society’s Ladies Regatta on Sunday
Greg Fishlock sits in his 1941 Chevrolet pickup truck

Fishlock wins at annual Westwind show ‘n’ shine

The 20th annual Westwind Pub Show ‘n’ Shine was held Sunday on the hottest day of the year in Port Alberni so far.

Greg Fishlock sits in his 1941 Chevrolet pickup truck
Voices rising

Voices rising

The choir performed as part of the Light Up at Harbour Quay and Uptown Light-up

Voices rising
Brodie Paxton lets a rock go during a jitney

Curling kicks off in Port Alberni

League play starts on Monday, Oct. 6 at the Alberni Valley Curling Club.

Brodie Paxton lets a rock go during a jitney
Piper James

Ramp camp

The second annual Jamie Collins Ramp Camp for Kids was held at Arrowvale Campground and Cottages in Collins’ memory.

Piper James
Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Wade Hepp gazes at former Fire Chief Harold Bishop’s ashes at his funeral on Saturday

Former Sproat Lake Fire Chief Passes away

Former Sproat Lake Fire Chief Harold Bishop passed away

Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Wade Hepp gazes at former Fire Chief Harold Bishop’s ashes at his funeral on Saturday
Deklon Shadlock of Port Alberni competes in the wakeskate competition on Sunday at the Sproat Lake Water Sports Association annual event.

Alberni’s Deklon Shadlock gets some sweet air at the wakeskate competition on Sunday

Deklon Shadlock of Port Alberni competes in the wakeskate competition on Sunday at the Sproat Lake Water Sports Association annual event.

Deklon Shadlock of Port Alberni competes in the wakeskate competition on Sunday at the Sproat Lake Water Sports Association annual event.
Kirsten Greene

Kirsten Greene paints during the Alberni Art Rave

Kirsten Greene, 11, paints in the window of Boutique Belles Amies on Saturday during the Art Rave and Boutique's Anniversary.

Kirsten Greene
Jaden Blake

Fire chiefs for a day in Alberni

Two lucky tykes in Port Alberni were chosen to be fire chief for a day last week.

Jaden Blake
Holden Cole performs a modern dance piece choreographed by his cousin

All the world’s his stage

Holden Cole, 13, will compete in the World Dance Championships in Poland later this year.

Holden Cole performs a modern dance piece choreographed by his cousin
Michael Dixon

Aye, cap’n

Michael Dixon, four, tries out the captains chair on a search and rescue zodiac.

Michael Dixon
Rosanne Gray of Trends Design Team gives John Dube a close shave on Saturday in front of the Funk Trunk and Jays Lace it Up. The buzz cuts were all in the name of charity: donations were going to the Tour de Rock event. Dube did a quick whip around with his hat and collected a further $30.

Summer buzz for Tour de Rock

Trends Design Team starts fundraising for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock in Port Alberni.

Rosanne Gray of Trends Design Team gives John Dube a close shave on Saturday in front of the Funk Trunk and Jays Lace it Up. The buzz cuts were all in the name of charity: donations were going to the Tour de Rock event. Dube did a quick whip around with his hat and collected a further $30.
Motorcycles round the fountain at Harbour Quay and stretch up Argyle Street toward Mount Arrowsmith

Alberni Toy Run a record breaker

The Port Alberni Toy run attracted a record number of motorcyclists and raised a record amount of money and toys.

Motorcycles round the fountain at Harbour Quay and stretch up Argyle Street toward Mount Arrowsmith

Paddle Pushers win bronze at regatta

Port Alberni’s Paddle Pushers edged crosstown rivals the Ladies of the Lake at the Sproat Lake Women’s Dragon Boat Regatta.

Carol Laverdure of Campbell River catches some air on the offroad track

Hickey hoodwinked on Alberni track

The dust was flying Aug. 27–28 with the Alberni Motorsports Park 4X4 races.

Carol Laverdure of Campbell River catches some air on the offroad track
Brody Coombs runs through his routine in the pro men class during the wakeboard and wakeskate event at Sproat Lake on the weekend. Coombs finished second in wakeskate and third in wakeboard.

Wakeboard room in Alberni

It was sun and fun at the wakeboard and wakeskate event in Port Alberni last weekend.

Brody Coombs runs through his routine in the pro men class during the wakeboard and wakeskate event at Sproat Lake on the weekend. Coombs finished second in wakeskate and third in wakeboard.
CTV sportscaster Jason Pires

Alberni boys come home for golf

The Alberni Valley Golf Classic was held at Alberni Golf Course and also featured out-of-town celebrities like sportscasters Jason Pires from CTV and Mira Laurence from A News.

CTV sportscaster Jason Pires
Marty Deederly of Port Alberni

Racers recover from rollover-filled opening

The first 4X4 races of the season were held at the end of May at the Port Alberni Motorsports Park, and they're already gearing up for more, June 25-26.

Marty Deederly of Port Alberni