Alberni’s ‘First Night’ set to revel

Alberni's First Night is set to go at Glenwood Centre, Echo Centre, and returning this year is an event at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run and Parks and Recreation are bringing First Night back to the Alberni Valley Multiplex on New Year's Eve.

Members of the Port Alberni Toy Run and Parks and Recreation are bringing First Night back to the Alberni Valley Multiplex on New Year's Eve.

The New Year’s Eve First Night event for families is back and there’s a new venue in the mix this year, Parks and Recreation spokesperson Karen Freethy said.

Three events are being held on New Year’s Eve at Glenwood Centre, Echo Centre, and returning this year is an event at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

The Glenwood event is from 6-9 p.m. and will feature rollerblading, hot dogs, and a live band.

The event at Echo Centre is from 6-8 p.m. There will be swimming and pizza.

And returning this year is skating at the AV Multiplex from 6-9 p.m.

The venue used to be the site of First Night events until the Bulldogs started playing games on New Year’s Eve, but that’s not the case this year.

Admission to all events is free, as are food and entertainment, and is compliments of the Port Alberni Toy Run.

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