Grade 2 students from Maquinna Elementary bolt for the finish line during a three-legged race at the Industrial Heritage Centre on Thursday, June 7. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Alberni students enjoy birthday party for heritage trucks

Students from Maquinna Elementary celebrated at Industrial Heritage Centre

Students from Maquinna Elementary School held a birthday party for a pair of heritage trucks at the Industrial Heritage Society’s building in Port Alberni last week. They celebrated the 1928 “Chev” fire truck and 1938 “Mack” with a party, cupcakes decorated like truck tires and activities.

This is the second birthday party for the heritage trucks: students from École Alberni Elementary School’s French Immersion programs also celebrated at the end of May.


Colten Pley, a grade 2 student at Maquinna Elementary, flies down the runway during a mini soapbox race at the Industrial Heritage Centre. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Brooklyn Shaw, a grade 2 student from Maquinna Elementary, shows off her black tongue after eating a “truck tire” cupcake at the Industrial Heritage Centre. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

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