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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Each year on September 30th, Canadians commemorate the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools throughout our country. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

2023-09-24T15:38:21-07:00September 24th, 2023|Categories: The Comox Valley|Comments Off on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

World Rivers Day

Taking place on the fourth Sunday of September, World Rivers Day is the global extension of BC Rivers Day, which was founded in the early eighties by BC resident Marc Angelo. What originally began as a way to highlight the importance of the rivers of Western Canada has since expanded into a large event spanning continents.

2023-09-24T14:42:38-07:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: The Comox Valley|Comments Off on World Rivers Day

qathet Museum and Archives Logo Contest

If you’re thinking of places to visit not far from home this summer, consider visiting the qathet Museum and Archives in downtown Powell River, only a ferry ride away! They have just changed their name and are looking for artists to help them create a new logo.

2023-08-21T12:21:13-07:00August 21st, 2023|Categories: BC Museum News|Comments Off on qathet Museum and Archives Logo Contest

New Exhibit: BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms

A new travelling exhibition, BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms, created by the Royal BC Museum, explores the science and practical uses of mushrooms today, highlighting some of the most fascinating of the 3,400 known species in the province. The fungi exhibit will be on display in the museum’s second floor gallery from September 8th until December 9th, 2023.

2023-08-21T11:57:04-07:00August 21st, 2023|Categories: Museum Exhibit, Museum News|Comments Off on New Exhibit: BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms

U’maga̱lis Helen Mary Rowena Everson (nee Frank)

We will miss friend, advisor and Board member Mary Everson who provided friendship, research background, advice and wisdom to the Courtenay and District Museum staff for over thirty five years. Mary generously shared her family and cultural history and context and we are grateful for her knowledge.

2023-08-19T10:20:02-07:00August 19th, 2023|Categories: Museum News, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on U’maga̱lis Helen Mary Rowena Everson (nee Frank)

Feature Exhibit at the Nanaimo Museum

stem ‘al’u ‘u’ ni xe’xe: What is Sacred? will be on display at the Nanaimo Museum from now until November 18th, 2023. Coast Salish art is a distinct style among the art of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit explores the past, present and future of Coast Salish art, highlighting a selection of artists from Snuneymuxw and other nations of the mid-island region.

2023-07-01T15:39:07-07:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: BC Museum News|Comments Off on Feature Exhibit at the Nanaimo Museum

Downtown Courtenay Market Day

This year's Downtown Courtenay Market Day will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Explore and experience what downtown Courtenay has to offer, and make sure you stop by the museum from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for one of our weekly Saturday Kids' Craft events.

2023-08-01T15:56:33-07:00July 1st, 2023|Categories: The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Downtown Courtenay Market Day
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