Antique Trucks & Machinery Show
In spite of showers in the late afternoon, we had a successful first day of the Annual Show.
There were more than 70 vehicles,,machines and displays on the site. Hundreds of people attended, including many young families with children.
The steam train "Tami" was operating steadily during the day. The Boat Basin was a popular draw, along with Lou Desbiens and Friends and their model trucks, road-building and logging machines. They actually coordinated with the "Boat People" when they dropped logs into the pond for the tugboats to round up.
Mayor Sharie Minions attended with an entourage of kids, who checked out all of the activities on the site. She and her committee selected the 1926 "Federal" tow truck as the winner of the 2019 "Mayor's Choice" plaque. "Thank you" for performing this chore.
Day Two of the event opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.
Concession on site and plenty to see, both inside the IHC and outside.
Come check it out!
McLean Mill Event
On September 29, MMS President Mel Francoeur, Lyndon and friends, organized an event to invite visitors for a Fall Visit to the Mill site. The weather co-operated wonderfully and many folk cooperated to make the event a success.
Christmas at the Train Station
As apart of the Christmas Tree Light Up on November 29th, 2019 at the
Harbor Quay, the WVIIHS will have the train station decorated for Christmas.
There will be cookies, hot chocolate and an IHS gift shop. We will also have
5-6pm - Barry Miller and Friends
6-7pm - Old Time Fiddlers
7-8pm - Folk Song Circle
The model train room will be open with trains running,
We will have a petition to get the Alberni Pacific Railway back up and
running. Please stop by and sign the petition.
**Note** There will NOT be a Christmas Train in 2019