Francesca Koszegi, Julia Koszegi and Jenella See pose for a photo at Harbour Quay during the Jane Austen Festival promenade on Saturday, July 7. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

VIDEO: Port Alberni steps back in time for Jane Austen Festival

Third annual event drew 349 in period costume

Port Alberni didn’t break a world record this weekend, but 349 community members and guests still came together for the third annual Jane Austen Festival.

READ: It was close, but no record for Port Alberni’s Jane Austen Festival

The crowd gathered at Alberni District Secondary School on Saturday, July 7 to be counted. This was followed by a promenade on Centennial Pier on Port Alberni’s waterfront.

Check out a video of some creative period costumes from the weekend.


Cast members from Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama pose for a photo beside the Swept Away Inn during the promenade at Harbour Quay. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

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