Furrows, crow’s feet, wrinkles, creases or lines…whatever you want to call them, this article from the March 1931 McCall‘s magazine has some suggestions to smooth things over.
All kinds of helpful hints and “how-to” advice can all be found in periodicals from our archival collection.
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Here is the latest newsletter installment of an image from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District.
Photo credit: Navy personnel at Goose Spit, 1940s. George Hobson is second from left in the front row. CDM 999.140.1 Page 187.
Photo caption: “…an article from the Comox Argus of April 20, 1944, titled “Camp Followers in Courtenay,” described a report by Sergeant Hatcher of the Provincial Police to Courtenay city council about camp followers, wild women and sharks – civilians who travelled around to exploit military personnel – who were showing up in town.” Page 176.
Merville was home to the Stardust Drive-In Theatre from 1967 to about 1985.
It opened Thursday, September 14, 1967 with a double bill of Fireball 500 and Muscle Beach Party – both starred Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. As an added attraction, Muscle Beach Party featured the film debut of “Little Stevie” Wonder.
A press release described the theatre as having a 34′ x 80′ screen and the capacity to accommodate 440 cars. It was part of E.W. Bickle Ltd. which, at that time, also operated two indoor theatres, the Van Isle in Campbell River and the E.W. in Courtenay.
Exact date of closure for the Stardust is elusive – no advertisements appeared in the Comox District Free Press for 1986 whereas previous years featured weekly ads in the summer months.
The Courtenay & District Memorial Outdoor Pool officially opened on July 1st 70 years ago. Once the solemn dedication ceremony was completed, there was time for some shenanigans as reported in this Comox District Free Press article from July 7, 1949.
With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.
Join us Monday, July 1st from 12 noon to 4 pm for exciting and fun festivities!
The museum will be hosting an open house welcoming people of all ages to help celebrate our magnificent country’s birthday.
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Capes Escape, the museum’s vacation rental property, is ready for summer guests.
The 1700 sq. ft., 1930s heritage home is part of the Courtenay and District Museum visitor services.
The Capes home, situated on seven acres of forested land on Cumberland Road, was donated to the museum by the late Katherine Capes. Located approximately 4 km from Highway 19, Capes Escape is only minutes from downtown Courtenay and Cumberland.
If you’ve got company coming for a visit and are looking for a comfortable and convenient rental space, consider Capes Escape.
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June 7 to September 4, 2019
Be sure to visit our second floor gallery to take in this travelling exhibit from the Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives.
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Time and Date: 1 to 4pm, Saturday, June 15, 2019
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Speakers: Ruth A. Stockey, Gar W. Rothwell and Alex Bippus
Admission by donation
A trio of paleobotanists from the University of Oregon will be on hand to discuss various fossil plants found on Vancouver Island.
You don’t have to be a botanist yourself to enjoy the wonderful world of plants!
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The BC Historical Federation Conference starts Friday, June 6, 2019.
There are a multitude of field trips, presentations and tours to choose from that are open to everyone.
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The British Columbia Historical Federation encourages interest in the history of British Columbia through research, presentation, and support.