Alberni honours 50th anniversary of tsunami with series of events

Learn about tsunami science at ADSS tonight (March 27) and share experiences at an open house March 28.

Port Alberni is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the tidal wave of 1964 with a number of events:

◆ MARCH 27 Oceans Network Canada, operators of NEPTUNE, which originates at the ONC shore station in Port Alberni, will host a private workshop on tsunamis with scientists from around the world.

◆ MARCH 27, 7 P.M. in the ADSS Auditorium, ACRD Emergency Program and Emergency Management BC host a public presentation on the science of tsunamis; a museum photo display; skits on tsunami responses in 1964 and 2014.

◆ MARCH 28 (MORNING) City and ACRD staff responsible for managing a disaster will participate in an emergency exercise.

◆ MARCH 28, 1–4 P.M. there will be an open house at the Maritime Discovery Centre’s Hutcheson Gallery, where the tsunami exhibit is presently located. Survivors from the 1964 tsunami will be on hand to share their experiences. The high water mark will be indicated on the clock tower at Harbour Quay. A permanent monument for the tsunami will also be announced.