The Alberni Valley Museum and the Port Alberni Centennial Committee will unveil the centennial book at a special event on Tuesday, July 31 at the Capitol Theatre.
The public is invited to attend the literary evening, starting at 7:30 pm at the Capitol. The centennial book will be unveiled and available for sale and the winning entries from the centennial writing contest will be presented.
Titled The Albernis Then & Now: 1912 – 2012, the centennial book integrates a comprehensive overview of the history of the era with essential images from 1912 and their corresponding images from today. The production was a community effort, coordinated by centennial committee chairman Ken Rutherford.
The museum’s photo archives and the Alberni District Historical Society’s community archives were key elements in creating the book, along with the creative input from the Port Alberni Photography Club and support from a team of researchers, writers and proofreaders.
The resulting publication makes an important contribution to the record of local history and will be a keepsake and reminder of this milestone year.
The winning entries from Port Alberni’s centennial writing contest, The Tales of Two Cities, will be announced on the same evening. Local writers were challenged to produced a short work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry on the topic of Alberni history or Port Alberni’s Centennial. Winning entries will be read and awards presented.