Phoenix Keitlah takes a video of daughter Danielle Fred’s face as they sled down Port Alberni’s most popular sledding hill at Gyro Williamson Park, Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 12, 2019). Today was Danielle’s first time ever playing in snow. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

VIDEO: Port Alberni enjoys a snow day

Alberni Valley residents armed themselves with sleds and shovels

Alberni Valley residents woke up on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to a sheet of snow and the news that schools across the Island were closed for the day.

Some people stepped outside armed with shovels; others carried sleds. See what the rest of the Valley got up to during Tuesday’s snow day.


The welcoming figures at the bottom of Johnston Road were covered with a layer of snow on Tuesday morning. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Carter Knoll tries out his snowboard on the sledding hill at Gyro Williamson Park on Tuesday afternoon—a snow day from school in Port Alberni. Knoll’s father found the board, boots and helmet at a garage sale and said it was an economic way for Carter to learn the sport before heading to a big mountain. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

A snow plow travels down Johnston Road on Tuesday morning. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Carter Knoll catches some air with his snowboard as he hops his way back to the car after making several runs down the big hill at Gyro Williamson Park on Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2019). It was a snow day for school children in SD70, encompassing Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

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