Alberni-Bulldogs to build ‘wall of fame’

The City of Alberni and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs are creating a sports wall of Fame at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

The City of Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs are teaming up to create a Sports Wall of Fame display to be located in the Alberni Valley  Multiplex.

After years of discussion, this project honouring the sporting history in Port Alberni will finally get off the ground.

“We are thrilled that the Bulldogs organization has agreed to step up and help us take this vision to a reality,” said director of parks and recreation Scott Kenny.

“Alberni has a deep-rooted sports history and we have been collecting memorabilia for many years. We simply have not had the manpower to set the wheels in motion.”

Local businesses, residents, and organizations will be invited to sponsor one of 10 displays.

The displays will be permanently housed in the multiplex and will showcase athletes and teams who have made significant contributions to sport and acknowledge athletic achievements within the community.

“We are proud of our Bulldogs’ history,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ governor Andy Oakes.

“If we can also contribute to acknowledging the achievements and contributions of other individuals and sports organizations, we think it is a good way for us to give back to the community.”

The projected completion date is September 2012 and displays will be unveiled at next season’s home opener.