Hundreds of children in Port Alberni had a great New Year’s Eve, thanks to the First Night activities sponsored by the Port Alberni Toy Run.
All three venues—the Alberni Valley Multiplex, Echo Pool and Glenwood Centre—saw an increase in attendance this year.
A slight glitch in the balloon drop at Glenwood made emcee David Wiwchar say, “Looks like we are going to have to buy a new net for the balloons.”
The whole net full fell to one side instead of dropping its load on the anxious waiting hands below. But the partygoers soon headed to the balloons, followed by the thunderous sound of many balloons popping to ring in 2020.