It’s All There in Black and White: Comox Valley Milk Run

Remember the Milk Runs? Not just an excuse to get out in the spring sunshine, they also raised money for the BC Society for Crippled Children. This page from the May 2, 1980 Comox District Free Press is sure to bring back memories for people schooled here in the valley. Presented with apologies to the lactose intolerant.

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With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

It’s All There in Black and White: Courtenay’s Court House 1952

Courtenay’s Court House officially opened on Monday, March 31, 1952. The building housed provincial government departments as well as the RCMP. This article from the April 3, 1952 Comox District Free Press gives all the details right down to the coal mixture used for heating (that’s 50% Cumberland coal, in case you were wondering).

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

It’s All There in Black and White: Grey Cup in the Comox Valley

Grey Cup coming up! Courtenay entered a float in the 1963 Vancouver Grey Cup parade. Our float was described as the biggest in the procession and was truly a community effort to produce. All in the name of showing support for the BC Lions who held training camps here (on and off) starting in 1961. Check out this article from the Comox District Free Press of November 27, 1963.

Bonus! Click here Click here to see photos including one of the Comox Valley float.

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

It’s All There in Black and White: Old Church Theatre 80th Birthday

September marks the 80th birthday of the building known today as the Old Church Theatre on Harmston Avenue in Courtenay.

It was originally the Roman Catholic Church of the Canadian Martyrs and its official dedication made front page news in the Comox District Free Press of September 29, 1938.

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Click here for a photograph of the original dedication gathering September 25, 1938.

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

It’s All There in Black and White: Native Son’s Hall 80th Birthday

She’s reached another milestone…80 years since the inaugural dance was held in the Native Sons Hall. What a night that must have been!

Movers, shakers and contractors from near and far are all listed in this article from the Courtenay Free Press of August 15, 1928.

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With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.