Port Albeni power trio to connect on Aug. 25

The Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley are holding their third annual Connect at the casino on Thursday with three guest speakers.

Three of Port Alberni’s best and brightest will be speaking at Chances RimRock on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley’s third Alberni Connect.

City of Port Alberni CAO Tim Pley, Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns and Coulson Group CEO Wayne Coulson will be speaking about leadership and what it means to them on Thursday night.

Pley has worked for the Port Alberni Fire Department for over 25 years. He was hired as the city’s CAO in July.

First-time MP Johns was elected to represent Courtenay-Alberni nationally in October 2015. Prior to being elected federally, Johns served as executive director for the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Coulson is the CEO of the Coulson Group which includes forestry, aviation and a new Ice Blast cleaning branch. Coulson’s turn as CEO has seen the purchase of the Martin Mars.

The event starts at 6 p.m. on Aug.25 and is free and open to the public but RSVP-only. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ypalbernivalley or search for Alberni Connect on Eventbrite.

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