Woodward’s reunion was great: former employee

To the Editor,

On May 11, the Alberni District Historical Society hosted “Remembering Woodward’s $1.49 Days” at Echo Centre. I was asked to represent former Woodward’s employees on the AVHS organizing committee.

The evening was a roaring success. More than 150 former employees and loyal customers came out to hear and share stories of their memories of $1.49 days and Woodward’s store in Port Alberni.

In the afternoon the Alberni Valley Museum hosted a tea party put on by Bev Fournier, Melody Burton and Marilyn Forbes. This event brought out 142 former employees who had a wonderful afternoon reconnecting with old friends.

I would like to thank the Alberni Valley Historical Society, on behalf of all former Woodward’s employees, for putting on this wonderful event. A very special thank you goes to Meg Scoffield, who suggested the topic for the event and who organized and designed the format for the evening.

Port Alberni is very fortunate to have a group of people in the Valley who collect and preserve the stories and memories of our city. The Alberni Valley Historical Society is to be commended for the wonderful job they do.

Larry Brechin,

Port Alberni

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