Courtenay Streets: Douglas Place

This month’s newsletter highlights Douglas Place, named after William (Bill) Douglas. The article was penned by local historian Dorothy Isabelle Stubbs (1905-2003) who wrote several different columns for newspapers over the years including “Spotlight on Courtenay Streets” for the Comox District Free Press in 1970. This article appeared in the February 25th edition.

2024-02-29T12:28:13-08:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: History, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Courtenay Streets: Douglas Place

Upcoming Lecture: The Best Loved Boat: Princess Maquinna

Kennedy’s talk, based on the book of the same title, tells the story of the BC built ship, the Princess Maquinna that sailed up and down the west cost of Vancouver Island for nearly forty years from 1913 until 1952. Princess Maquinna, sometimes referred to as the “Ugly Princess” but most often “Old Faithful,” transported Indigenous people, settlers, missionaries, loggers, cannery workers, prospectors and travellers of all kinds up and down Vancouver Island’s rugged and dangerous west coast, stopping at up to forty ports of call on her seven-day run.

2024-02-28T10:53:02-08:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: Lectures, Museum Events|Comments Off on Upcoming Lecture: The Best Loved Boat: Princess Maquinna

30% Off Gift Shop Sale

Selected items will be 30% off for the month of February (while supplies last). The sale will include Wrendale Designs wall clocks adorned with ducks or robins, as well as fold-up tote bags featuring robins, rabbits, or hydrangea and bees. All Thornback & Peel aprons, along with matching heavy duty 100% cotton tote bags are included in the sale.

2024-02-13T12:25:46-08:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: Gift Shop, Museum News|Comments Off on 30% Off Gift Shop Sale

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, which is an important holiday celebrated in several Asian cultures across Canada and around the world, will begin on February 10th this year. The Lunar New Year is celebrated after the first new moon of the Lunar calendar every year. During this time, communities decorate their surroundings, prepare festive food, and come together with their loved ones to welcome in the new year. The upcoming Lunar New Year of 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

2024-02-09T16:18:05-08:00February 9th, 2024|Categories: The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Lunar New Year

Courtenay Streets: Duncan Avenue

This month’s edition highlights Duncan Avenue: the family behind the name, as well as the businesses and neighbours that populated the area. The article was penned by local historian Dorothy Isabelle Stubbs (1905-2003) who wrote several different columns for newspapers over the years including “Spotlight on Courtenay Streets” for the Comox District Free Press in 1970. This article appeared in the February 11th edition.

2024-02-09T13:53:00-08:00February 9th, 2024|Categories: History, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Courtenay Streets: Duncan Avenue
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