the Centennial Belles of Port Alberni

Centennial Belles of Port Alberni
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July 6th, 7th, 8th., 2018
This year we are excited to offer a slight change in format.  There will be a fun Murder Mystery instead of the readings, an outdoor Country Dance, Afternoon Tea and of course our special Gala Regency Ball.  To end our weekend of celebrations we will be offering a lovely picnic setting.  Instead of the formal Guinness Challenge we will stage a Grande Promenade on the Harbour Quay for all to enjoy.
Please note that tickets will be available on line starting January 15th.  Some venues are limited seating so order your tickets as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
Friday, July 6th:       5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.      Murder Mystery
Saturday, July 7th:   12:00 Noon -                      Grande Promenade
Saturday, July 7th:    2:00 p.m.                          Regency Afternoon Tea
Saturday, July 7th:    8:00 p.m.                         Grande Candlelit Ball
Sunday, July 8th:      12:00 Noon -                    Picnic and Country Dance in 
                                                                        the Park

 Jane Austen 


Friday, July 6th

Enjoy appetizer finger foods or dessert accompanied by wine while being part of our Jane Austen Murder Mystery Event.  Many of your favourite Austen characters will be asking for your help in solving the murder which has just taken place.  Oh my!  Who could it be?  We will need your help in solving this Regency Style Mystery. Make a note of the clues given to you and let's put the blackguard in goal.   

Where:  Echo Centre, The Dogwood Room, 4255 Wallace Street

When:   Appetizer Performance: 5:30 p.m.

            Dessert Performance: 7:30 p.m.

Non-alcoholic beverages available

Tickets: $15 in advance 
Reservations can be held by emailing on our contact page.

Grande Promenade

When:  Saturday July 7th : 12:00 noon
Where:  Harbour Quay, at the base of Argyle Street.

This year we will be having a Grande Promenade on Saturday morning, July 7th. starting at 12:00 noon. We won't have to worry about the Guinness Challenge this year so for those who are a little worried about having those high boots for the gentlemen and "just the right" accessories, our rules can be a little more relaxed.  We do encourage as much authentic y of costumes as possible and high over the knee socks and dress shoes would suffice for the gentlemen.  Please see notes on costuming. 

 Afternoon Tea

Regency Afternoon Tea will be served July 7th at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for sandwiches and cake and tea with all of Jane's favourites. 

Where:  Cedar Room, Echo Centre.

Tickets available in advance $15 adult and $10 for children 12 yrs and under. 

Grande Masquerade Regency

 Candlelit Ball

An evening of elegance

July 7th at 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight

An unforgettable elegant evening reminiscent of days gone by.  Come "incognito" wearing your dancing mask. 
 Masks are also available for $5 each at the door.

Light refreshments will be served throughout the evening. 
Regency attire is required.      A cash bar service is provided.
Tickets:  $30 

FAMILY PICNIC and Country Dance:  12:00 p.m.Sunday July 8th 

Picnic is at Roger's Creek Park.  (Corner of Gertrude St. and Pemberton Rd) Don your Regency outfit and bring your basket full of goodies and join us to celebrate  the last event of our Festival.  This is for the entire family.  We will be offering an opportunity for a Country Dance in which the entire family can participate.  There will be  croquet  and  some Regency children's activities. 

Complimentary liquid refreshments will be available. See you there.