The Jane Austen Festival Port Alberni

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July 6th, 7th, and 8th

Residents of all ages; men and women, boys and girls are invited to dress up “Jane Austen” style and join us in the Guinness World Record attempt and promenade on July 7th.

  • July 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

  • will be filled with wonderful events for all ages:

  • Afternoon Tea

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  • A world traveled production of Jane Austen's "Persuasion"- a musical drama

  • Grande Promenade on Harbour Quay following the Guinness World Record Count at ADSS.

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  • Family picnic and Country Dance

  • and a fabulous Candlelit Grande Ball to be held on the evening of the 7th.

This is going to be a lot of fun so please consider gathering your family, staff/group/club or society together and challenge others to do the same.

  • Many of our young Albernians are involved already! What a great educational experience to relive the nineteenth century in the time of Jane Austen! They are studying her writings, watching the many movies made on her writings and learning the graces, customs and sensibilities of days gone by.

Each person can create a new and interesting personae to have fun with all weekend of the festival.

To help everyone to achieve their goals we will be offering:

  • Free workshops on putting one together from a thrift store,

  • Gentleman's clothing and its “easy fix”

  • children's options

  • Hat and Bonnet workshops for sewers and non-sewers.

Dance workshops on English Country Dancing as in the Jane Austen Movies.