McLean Mill interim board
City council has appointed Bill Collette, Jan Lavertu, Sheena Falconer and Ken Fyfe to the interim McLean Mill management board. Susan Merivirta and Jamie Morton were appointed as non-voting advisors and Coun. Jack McLeman will be council’s liaison. Three members of the public will join the board once the terms of reference have been drawn up.
The 13th annual Heritage Fair will take place May 6–7 at Echo Centre. Students from around Vancouver Island will display their projects for judges and the public. Students will also take a ride on the steam train out to McLean Mill National Historic Site on the Friday of the fair.
The City of Port Alberni has renewed leases with All Mex’d Up at Harbour Quay and the Lawn Bowling Club behind Echo Centre. Both leases are for a period of five years.
Antique truck and steam show
The Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society is hosting the Antique Truck and Steam Show at the Industrial Heritage Centre at Recreation Park during the Labour Day weekend.
Canada Day parade
The Port Alberni Folkfest Multicultural Society will host the Canada Day parade on Friday, July 1. Roads will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until noon for the parade.
City council has proclaimed June 1-11, 2016 to be Seniors Week.