Lieutenant-Governor of BC visits Alberni Valley

Judith Guichon spends two days visiting Alberni Valley and first nations

British Columbia's Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon chats with members of the Beaufort Train Robbery Gang at McLean Mill National Historic Site prior to a tour of the steam mill

British Columbia's Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon chats with members of the Beaufort Train Robbery Gang at McLean Mill National Historic Site prior to a tour of the steam mill

When B.C. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon was appointed in November 2012, she decided she would visit every community and valley in B.C. during her five-year term. On Monday, she made her first official stop in Port Alberni to speak with students at École Alberni Elementary school.

“The best part of my job is I get to hand out medals and awards and congratulate people…who have done great things,” she told students.

Guichon spent two days in Ucluelet and Tofino before making her way back to Port Alberni on Monday. Following her appearance at the school she helped the Tseshaht First Nation open a new subdivision. On Tuesday she rode the steam train to McLean Mill (with a brief train robbing by the Beaufort Gang) for a tour, visited residents at Echo Village and attended an event at the Hupacasath House of Gathering.