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From Sproat Lake to the Hump, dawn to dark on July 15, 2011, Alberni Valley residents proved their mettle as they weathered inclement weather and went about their day.

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or the first time since the Alberni Valley News began its annual Day in the Life photo project five years ago, the weather did not co-operate for us. On Friday, July 15—a day we chose arbitrarily, in the hopes it would be sunny, warm and productive—seven photographers set out to photograph our community from dawn to dark. It was a departure from our usual 24 hours, but we were confident that the community would be buzzing with activity. Perhaps we were too confident. We watched the weather forecasts with chagrin, and packed our gear the night before, preparing to get wet: rain jackets, ball caps, and plastic bags for the cameras. Extra footwear, just in case. And we also packed our ingenuity, as many of the outdoor endeavours we were counting on were either cancelled, didn’t happen or were moved inside. We went with the flow: we improvised, searched more corners of the Alberni Valley and went inside along with the people. Most of all, we discovered that a little rain may fall—and honestly, we’re so thankful we didn’t choose July 16 for our photo day, as there was an absolute deluge that afternoon—but it doesn’t deter hardy Port Albernians from their pursuits. As the cloud cover became thicker and more ominous, people pulled out their umbrellas and rain gear, and went on with their day. A few were even out there power washing things like sidewalks and city hall, and West Coast Slam had kids participating in water balloon and Super Soaker competitions. Through it all, we heard little grumbling and appreciated the quick, warm smiles that greeted us as we asked people from Sproat Lake to the visitors’ centre if we could take their photos. We feel privileged that people so willingly opened their homes and places of business to us. The Melbourne-Malone family, who welcomed daughter Nylah Charlotte into the family just 24 hours earlier, hardly blinked when a damp, bedraggled photographer was escorted into the maternity ward at West Coast General Hospital, and asked permission to photograph their new family unit. Seeing Nylah sleeping comfortably in father Brad Melbourne’s hands while mother Kelly Malone and some friends watched was one bright spot in an otherwise gray day. As part of our Day in the Life project, we gave people in the community the chance to send us their photos, also taken on July 15. Several answered the challenge, including Sandy McRuer of Rainbird Excursions, who managed to avoid the rain while photographing the gardens at the Rollin Art Centre, and was sheltered from the elements during a walk through the beautiful foliage of Roger Creek Park. This year’s winner of A Day in Your Life is Karin Ryley, who captured a nest of new hummingbirds outside her kitchen window. You can see her winning image and others on page 23. We thank all of you who participated in our contest, and issue a challenge to others to look for our contest next year, and send in your photos. We’ll let you know which day we’ll be photographing. Susie Quinn, Editor

Susie Quinn is the Alberni Valley News editor and an award-winning photographer. She worked from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Photographer: Susan Quinn

12:13 p.m.

Wawmeesh Hamilton, in a security camera selfportrait, is the News’ reporter and in 2011 won a national award for his photography. He worked from 5–9 a.m. and 5–9 p.m.

Echo Minor Field Vienna, 6, and Juniper Wadlegger, 9, sisters from Clearwater, play with their umbrellas just before it rained.

Teresa Bird is the Alberni Valley News publisher and an accomplished photographer in her own right. She shot throughout the day, drying out her camera between shifts. Sonja Drinkwater has been photographing community events in the Alberni Valley for more than two decades. She also spent her day capturing people at what they do best. Photographer: Teresa Bird

4:42 p.m.

Third Avenue and Napier Mr. Singh walks uptown to do some banking, fending off the rain with his umbrella.

We were also joined by freelance photographers Charmead Schella and Danielle Dubé. Charmead is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in many western Canadian publications. Danielle is operator of Divine Photography, an Alberni-based endeavour.

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Hamilton home A Day in the Life shift begins early for reporter Wawmeesh Hamilton. But he checks out current events before leaving. Photographer: Wawmeesh G.

Hamilton

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5:51 a.m.

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Hamilton home

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Alexandra Hamilton snoozes, oblivious to her father’s camera.

Christie Hamilton buys a coffee from cashier Sabrina Dupuis.

5:38 a.m.

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Clutesi Haven Marina Tseshaht First Nation fisheries monitor John Watts starts his shift at the marina on River Road.

5:34 a.m.

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Clutesi Haven Marina Ian Kennedy, Doug Harris and Dave Strandberg depart the marina for an early morning of fishing up Alberni Inlet.

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Sproat Lake A raccoon greets the day—and his neighbour—with a stroll across a deck. Photographer: Sonja

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6:17 a.m. Catalyst Catalyst plant protection officer Randy Tiechman checks the multi-location security camera at his post. Photographer: Wawmeesh

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6:49 a.m. Carmoor Cookery Carly McKay prepares food at Carmoor Cookery before the morning rush. Photographer: Wawmeesh G.

6:29 a.m.

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Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

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7 am 7:26 a.m. Aboard the MV Frances Barkley Captain John Adam prepares for the day’s sailing to the West Coast. Photographer: Wawmeesh G.

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7:23 a.m. Lady Rose Marine Services dock A female crew member unhooks some cargo in the hold of the Frances Barkley. Photographer: Wawmeesh G.

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7:05 a.m.

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Harbour Road Yvonne Bernath walks her Doberman, Charlie, on Harbour Road beside the train station.

7:59 a.m. Roundhouse Hog head John Land oils up the No. 7 steam train prior to the first run of the day. Photographer: Wawmeesh

7:12 a.m. Harbour Quay The tugboat Victory III ambles through the water at Harbour Quay, on the way to work. Photographer: Wawmeesh

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8:25 a.m. Farmer Bill’s Three billygoats gruff are at Farmer Bill’s, but there’s no sign of Farmer Bill Thomson. Photographer: Sonja

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8:05 a.m.

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Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

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Medical lab assistant Shawn Painchaud draws blood from Robert Donovan at the lab.

Hog head John Land applies grease to the No. 7 steam train at the roundhouse, behind Smitty’s Restaurant.

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Sproat Lake Provincial Park Kerry Robertson, left, and her husband David Robertson, second from right, enjoy a walk with David’s niece, Hilary Southwick, her husband Jesse and son Benjamin.

9:11 a.m.

Photographer: Susan Quinn

Sproat Lake Landing boat launch Members of the Sunshine Dragons prepare for a morning dragon boat practice on Sproat Lake.

Photographer: Susan Quinn

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Manager Ellen Fitzgibbon gets a high five from Biscuit, a Nova Scotia duck toller and the store’s ‘greeter’.

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Mat Kelly of the Sproat Lake Marine Patrol arrives at the boat launch with a little caffeine to start his day.

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Photographer: Sonja Drinkwater

Alberni Toyota Kristen Connell and Dennis See discuss business on moving day, as Toyota moved to its new site at the top of Johnston Road.

9:50 a.m.

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

West Coast General Hospital MDRD technician Chady Moeller examines an operating instrument under a lit magnifying glass, making sure it is sterile.

9:51 a.m.

Photographer: Sonja Drinkwater

Alberni Valley Visitors’ Centre Yvette Carter from the visitors’ centre gives directions to Jan Coward of Bradford, Ont., here for the Hooper family reunion.

9:02 a.m. West Coast General Hospital Medical lab technician Leta Cumming scans blood smears in the lab at the hospital. Photographer: Wawmeesh G.

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10:04 a.m.

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Sproat Lake Provincial Park boat launch Workers from RLC Enterprize try to disassemble rigging on the old petroglyph dock so the new dock can be towed.

Greg Fitzsimmons, operations manager for RLC Enterprize, and park manager Mel Lee tow in the old petroglyph dock.

Photographer: Susan Quinn

Photographer: Susan Quinn

10:46 a.m.

10:53 a.m.

ADSS construction site.

Photographer: Susan Quinn

ADSS construction site John Tell, the Port Alberni-based construction safety officer for Yellowridge, stands in the area that will become the main gymnasium at the new high school, when it opens in 2012.

Crews assemble a form at the building site of the new Alberni District Secondary School at 10th Avenue and Roger Street. Photographer: Susan

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Alberni Valley Municipal Airport A plane from Orca Air sits on the tarmac at the airport, socked in by low clouds.

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Trends Design Rebecka Morgan books an appointment for a customer with a member of the Trends Design team.

10:01 a.m. Boston Pizza Gord Heitland of Westhaven Property Services cuts the grass in front of Boston Pizza. Photographer: Teresa Bird

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Summer Borovica celebrates her fifth birthday with a crown and activities at Vacation Bible School.

Argyle Street Chris McCollister creates a specialty coffee at Canvas Cup, a new coffee bar and art gallery.

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11 am 11:30 a.m. Alberni Engineering Mark Waddington and Mitch McConnell work on a Canadian Coast Guard pollution response vessel Alberni Engineering is building. Photographer: Myrna Clark

11:57 a.m. Harbour Quay playground A young visitor from Ontario plays with his brother at Harbour Quay. Photographer: Danielle Dubé

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Echo Minor Field Dean Florell from the Prince George Thunderbirds crosses the plate following teammate Graham Walkey’s grand slam homerun during the first game of the Squirt C boys’ fastpitch provincial championships in Port Alberni.

11:23 a.m. Dolce Vita Carrie Seelenmayer serves coffee at the Dolce Vita. Photographer: Sonja

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12:31 p.m.

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Echo Minor Fields Members of the Clearwater Stingers celebrate with a dogpile team photo after defeating Richmond Mariners in the first game of their Squirt C boys’ fastpitch provincial championship.

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1 pm 1:47 p.m. Solda’s Restaurant BC Conservatives leader John Cummins stops in Port Alberni to speak with his constituents. Photographer: Susan

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1:47 p.m. Fir Park Village Lesley Beaudoin, top left, celebrates Dalmation Falcor’s first birthday with a small fan.

1:58 p.m. Safeway Produce manager Brian Poulsen restocks a display at Safeway.

1:41 p.m. Fir Park Village

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Harry Steele gives Falcor some attention during the Dalmatian’s birthday festivities.

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1:57 p.m. Safeway Rose Danesin checks out apricots on her shopping trip. Photographer: Sonja

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2 pm 2 p.m. Family home Photographer Danielle Dubé of Divine Photography shoots a portrait of sisters Melissa and Emily.

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Literacy Alberni Summer intern Michelle Dagg and ADSS student volunteer Chelsea Groeneveld finish their day at the Literacy Alberni front desk.

2:15 p.m. Paper Mill Dam Fishermen from the Tseshaht First Nation bring in their sockeye nets after a wet set. Photographer: Susan

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Black Sheep Rugby Club Isaac Gagnon shoots a water gun at a target during a West Coast SLAM session. The kids had water fights despite the pouring rain.

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3:31 p.m.

Photographer: Susan Quinn

Eighth Avenue Brent Walters power washes the sidewalk along a boulevard he shares with neighbours.

3:26 p.m. Rollin Art Centre New administrator Melissa Martin, left, receives some tips from her predecessor, Gareth Flostrand. Photographer: Susan

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Let’s Knit!, Argyle Street Jennie O’Connor knits a felted bag for her daughter’s birthday in September.

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4:16 p.m. Fat Salmon Backpackers’ Hostel Rod Gledhill of Nanaimo and Lisa Hanz of Germany ease into the weekend. Photographer: Charmead

Schella

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4:14 p.m. Ladybird Engravers Evan Peters drinks from a glass that was laserengraved at Ladybird Engravers.

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Photographer: Susan Quinn

Starbucks Boston Dame, 10 months, is happy to see his dad, Cody Dame, after Cody’s shift at Starbucks in Pacific Rim Centre.

4:24 p.m. Jones home Charlie Jones hangs out in her crib following a long nap.

Photographer: Teresa Bird

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Home Hardware Brandi Fraser stocks containers of screws at Home Hardware on Third Avenue.

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5:28 p.m. West Coast General Hospital Brad Melbourne cuddles his new daughter, Nylah Charlotte Melbourne-Malone, who was born on July 14, in the maternity ward. Nylah’s mom, Kelly Malone, visited with friends like Parker Rose Martell, 2, above, who was reluctant to meet a baby smaller than the teddy bear she brought as a gift. Photographer: Susan Quinn

5:21 p.m. West Coast General Hospital Lois Roy from environmental services brings an empty laundry bin through the lobby at the hospital.

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7 pm 7:48 p.m. McLean Mill Students from the BCIT conductor training course maneuvre the diesel engine, left, around some other cars on a tight switch at McLean Mill. Photographer: Susan Quinn

7:08 p.m. Cherry Creek Hall Danielle Dubé, left, Trevor Demoskoff, Michele Cherry and Sheena McCarthy have some fun while setting up for the 10-year reunion of ADSS Class of 2001.

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A youngster has fun on the high diving board at Echo Pool.

7:26 p.m. Ambulance station Paramedics John Douglas and Kristina Weightman grab a bite to eat after a call at the ambulance station. Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

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6:49 p.m. Bob Dailey Stadium Skylar, Sage and McKinley Bainard run off some energy at the Bob Dailey track. The siblings, whose mom hails from Port Alberni, were visiting from Kincardine, Ont. Photographer: Susan Quinn

6:38 p.m. Port Alberni Fire Hall Firefighter Capt. Peter Aspinall, above, checks out routes for a public awareness project, above, while firefighter Ryan Turner tidies up the fire hall during his shift. Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

6:16 p.m. AV Multiplex Hockey players warm up before a scrimmage at an open rental in the Coulson Rink.

6:07 p.m. Arrowvale Farm Jessie the horse hams for the camera while farmer Ann Collins feeds ducks nearby.

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6:08 p.m.

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Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Rainbow Lanes Bowlers watch a teammate during a nighttime session of disco bowling

8:16 p.m.

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Rainbow Lanes Kristi Anderson dishes out some popcorn during the disco bowling session at Rainbow Lanes.

8:03 p.m.

Photographer: Susan Quinn

McLean Mill Mark Hunter rides his quarterhorse Shady Lady through the trails at McLean Mill.

8:07 p.m. McLean Mill

8:34 p.m.

Austin Kokkelink ‘moulds’ James Brook of the Tin Pants Theatre troupe during a round of statues at Friday night theatresports.

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United Cabs on Fourth Avenue Driver Mike Wright gets ready to go pick up a fare at the beginning of his shift.

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8:48 p.m.

Photographer: Teresa Bird

Harbour Quay Liam Dupuis and family enjoy an evening visit to Harbour Quay, which of course includes a quick jog around the fountain.

Photographer: Teresa Bird

Photographer: Teresa Bird

8:01 p.m.

8:10 p.m.

Harbour Quay

Harbour Quay

Joseph and Jonathan Jones are out for an evening walk at the quay after the rain.

Faith Buchanan plays on the play equipment at the quay with her cousin, Madelynne Ennes (not picture) from Parksville.

9 pm

9:05 p.m. 9:02 p.m.

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Photographer: Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

Harbour Quay Alexandra Hamilton marks the end of her father’s shift and the official Day in the Life photo shoot.

Harbour Quay Celeste Andrew and her son, Tristan Joseph, have fun with the telescope at Harbour Quay in the dwindling daylight.

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We put out the call for photos taken on July 15, 2011, and you answered! Here are some of the selections we received. Congratulations to Karin Ryley for your winning entry in A Day in Your Life.

WINNER! 9:55 a.m. Sproat Lake This nest full of baby hummingbirds is located in a tree right outside Karin Ryley’s home in Sproat Lake, and not well hidden, says Ryley. “When I go check on my flowers or my three little chickens the momma hummingbird flies out then comes back after I am gone,” she says. She was able to photograph the nest for her winning entry. Photographer: Karin Ryley

10:02 p.m. Richardson home Lenny the cat lounges on the stairs after a hard day of cat play. Photographer: Tara

Richardson

5:17 p.m. 12:52 p.m.

Curves gym Val and Susan work out at Curves on Sixth Avenue.

Photographer: Sandy McRuer

Rogers Creek Trail Local artist Nancy Wilson and her husband Neil walk their dog along Rogers Creek Trail.

Photographer: Marlene

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Larry Hodgson is ready roll with deliveries around town.

Jesse Elliott building an order.

Rick Reid mixes up paint to a customers speciÀcations.

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Chris Arthurs takes a phone order at the front desk.

A.J. Taylor hauls felt to a customer’s vehicle.

Brett Payne lends a hand with a lumber order.

Squirt watches to make sure everything is purrfect.

Bill Freethy selects a nice piece from the pile.

Ryan Gander loads materials for another delivery.

Darcy Beer chooses 2 x 4s for a customer.

Brad Sutton assists a customer at the counter.

John White measures up some moulding for a reno project.

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