Tsunami stories go online in Alberni

A group of students from Alberni District Secondary School will help create a video exhibit of the Port Alberni tsunami of 1964 for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

Nancy Wilmot

A group of students from Alberni District Secondary School will help create a video exhibit of the Port Alberni tsunami of 1964 for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

Dylan Clarke, Courtland Thibodeau, Haley Dwolinsky and Rhea Lauzon will work with Nancy Wilmot and Darren Evans of Double Steep Productions to create the exhibit on behalf of the Alberni Valley Museum. They’re able to do the work thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Canadian Heritage Information Network, said Rondi Shanks, acting education curator at the museum.

“It’s kind of exciting because it’s going to put Port Alberni on the map,” Shanks said.

The students learned about the project through their career counsellor.

Each was selected for a different skill set: Lauzon is a graphic artist and is good with computers; Dwolinsky will conduct the interviews and help with research; Thibodeau is efficient with filming and editing; and Clarke, who intends to pursue journalism, is the writer in the group.

They will earn four Grade 12 credits for participating.

Wilmot and Evans offered to work with the students and film the interviews for the virtual exhibit.

“They’re (students) going to do all the pre-interviews and decide which ones we should tape,” Wilmot said. The students will also assist Wilmot and Evans during the actual interviews and will have a hand in post-production too.

The students hope to have their end of the project finished by February, while the virtual exhibit has to be submitted by April.

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