Alberni’s homecoming was a success

Centennial chairman grateful for community support for homecoming weekend.

To the Editor,

One hundred years ago the first Port Alberni City Council decided that the city motto would be “Perseverance and Prosperity”. This motto can be used today to describe our recent Centennial Homecoming celebrations.

The centennial committee with additional volunteers and other host groups had “persevered” through the hottest day of the year to bring, by all accounts, a wonderful weekend of events. Reports from the Chamber of Commerce following the weekend indicated that it was a “prosperous” weekend for local merchants and hoteliers.

The centennial committee would like to thank all the volunteers for their efforts both before and during the weekend.

A group of ladies called the “Centennial Belles” put in many hours this spring and summer helping with the promotion of the centennial events. Their assistance and presence was much appreciated. Thank you to the volunteers who worked through the heat to set up and help out through the weekend, your support was invaluable.

Special thanks goes to the team that produced the centennial car show that featured more than 200 local cars and trucks representing 100 years of transportation. Thank you to the vendors and the entertainers who presented at Bob Dailey Stadium despite the heat, you helped make the day special.

Also thanks to the students who volunteered for the set-up and take-down crew, and for parking lot assistance. We would also like to thank the volunteers who looked after the nightly security.

We would also like to thank the business community partners for their support and a final thank you to all of the residents who attended the weekend’s events and welcomed home our out of town guests.

Ken Rutherford,

chair,

Centennial committee

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