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General

The Alberni Athletic Hall is the name for three different sports venues that have operated at different times in the Canadian city of Port Alberni, British Columbia.

The second Alberni Athletic Hall opened in 1958, located at 4835 Beaver Creek Road in what was then the city of Alberni. It replaced the original Alberni Athletic Hall, which was located on a site adjacent to the second hall and had first opened in 1925.[1] Prior to the second hall's opening, the original hall's biggest claim to fame was as the host venue to the 1955 Canadian Senior Men's Basketball Championship, which was won that year by the hometown Alberni Athletics when they defeated the Sault Ste. Marie Gunners.[2]

The second Alberni Athletic Hall, like its predecessor, played host to a variety of sporting events, religious services and First Nations cultural events. It was also host to wrestling events presented by NWA All-Star Wrestling, Stampede Wrestling and Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling.

The second hall was destroyed by fire on May 13, 2009[3] and was replaced by the current Alberni Athletic Hall, which was built at 3727 Roger Street next to the Alberni Valley Multiplex and opened on November 12, 2010.

Events (second venue)

References

  1. Alberni Athletic Hall installing new lift
  2. 1955 Alberni Athletics
  3. Overnight fire destroys Alberni Athletic Hall

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