How-To Fest comes to Echo April 18

Packed with 20 different sessions for all ages, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

The second annual How–To in 45 Fest is coming to Echo Centre on April 18.

Packed with 20 different sessions for all ages, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

“There’s a wide variety of topics. We’ve got some fitness focused sessions including yoga, a workout and personal planning session, stuff do with iPads,” city recreation programmer Nathan Kwan said. “It’s all over the map. The idea was to make it broad so that hopefully we’d get something for everyone.”

The How-To Fest was inspired by a similar library event in Kentucky.

“It just seemed like a fun way to show the community what kind of knowledge,” Nathan Kwan said. “We also have the Lime’N food truck coming.”

Last year, 300 people came to the event co-hosted by the city and the Vancouver Island Regional Library. This year, the event takes place on Saturday, April 18 at Echo Centre. Sessions are 45 minutes or less and admission is free. For more information, call Echo Centre at 250-723-2181 or visit www.portalberni.ca/2015-how-45-fest.

Just Posted

ARTS AROUND: Mistletoe Market on at Port Alberni gallery

Decorated grounds will remain open late on Fridays

Alberni wrestlers win senior boys’ division at Cougar Invitational

Members of the Alberni Wrestling Club travelled to Mill Bay last weekend

School bus seatbelt petition gains ground in Port Alberni

School District 70 trustee has pushed for seatbelts for 40 years

Vancouver Island chambers unite to protect marine-based tourism

Fears over an extended protection area for Southern Resident killer whales prompts action

Port Alberni merchants advocate for improvements to business district

Better lighting, public washrooms could change attitude about South Port

Port Alberni enjoys parade of boats in annual Sail Past

The fifth annual event drew a crowd at Harbour Quay

Stop ‘renovictions,’ B.C. housing task force says

MLAs call for end to strata bans on renting vacant suites

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Girl, 6, lured from elementary school, sexually assaulted: Vancouver police

Police are seeking dashcam footage from nearby Sexsmith Elementary School in South Vancouver

B.C. Liberals call for outside audit of Speaker’s office, NDP refuses

Auditor General implicated in Darryl Plecas accusations of impropriety

Three victims of ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest suing Alpine Canada

The victims are also seeking $150,000 each in punitive damages

Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate

Trudeau has appointed 49 senators since becoming prime minister and will have the chance to appoint more in 2019

B.C. member of parliament takes feds to task on opioid crisis

‘Too many families are tragically losing parents, siblings and children to the opioid crisis.’

Most Read