Correction: A previous version of this article mentioned a change in venue for the brunch and tea that happened on Friday.
Organizers of Port Alberni’s inaugural Jane Austen Festival are looking forward to attempting to break a Guinness World Record on Saturday, July 9, 2016 for the most people dressed in Regency costume gathered in one place.
Those people wanting to be counted for the Guinness Book of Records are asked to register at Glenwood Centre, 4480 Vimy St. (off of Roger Street, behind Bob Dailey Stadium) between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Official photos of each individual in Regency costume will be taken to ensure accuracy for the count.
There will be different lineups for people who have registered and paid, and for those who have not. Stewards will be assigned for different groups and people are asked to stay with their steward once they are assigned to one. People are asked to come in their complete costume, festival organizer Tricia Knight said.
Members of the public are welcome to come to Bob Dailey Stadium to watch the Regency parade of costumed individuals between approximately noon and 12:30 p.m.
Festival organizers are hoping to break the record of 409 people dressed in Regency costume all in one venue that was set in Bath, England, two years ago, Knight said.
For more information on the festival, please go online to www.centennialbelles.ca.