Lecture: Photographic Adventures in Antarctica!

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Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Speaker: Boomer Jerritt
Tickets: $8 for Historical Society members; $10 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

Boomer recently spent a month in and around the Antarctic Peninsula and the Falkland Islands as the Photographer in Residence aboard an expedition cruise ship. At this lecture and photo presentation he’ll be sharing experiences of his time down south…way down south!

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Lecture: Soul of Wilderness

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Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Speakers: John Baldwin and Linda Bily
Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

Partners, co-authors and photographers Baldwin and Bily have ventured into the magical landscapes of the Coast Mountains. Travelling by foot and ski, their goal was simply to experience and document as much of these remote places as possible – to wander across the high meadows, ski from mountain tops and revel in the artful patterns of new-fallen snow.

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Lecture: Tofino and Clayoquot Sound

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Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay & District Museum
Speakers: Margaret Horsfield and Ian Kennedy
Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past.

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Museum Hosts Fall Line-Up of Award Winning Authors

The three authors the Courtenay and District Museum will host this fall have a few things in common. Paula Wild, Richard Mackie and Tom Peek are all award winners, intrigued with the natural and cultural historic world around them and willing to share their knowledge with a wider audience. Don’t miss these exciting events.

Upcoming Lecture: Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway

Friday May 10, 2013 – 7 pm

 

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Join Robert (Bob) Turner, a leading authority on transportation history in BC, as he discusses the story of the E&N Railway’s CPR steam years.

During the days of steam power on the railway, the E&N was a distant outpost of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s vast system, but it was a profitable one. It hauled logs and coal, fish and paper, strawberries and raspberries, beer and wine, automobiles and oil, and tons and tons of wood.


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Upcoming Lecture: The Fort at Yorke Island, 1937-1945

During World War II, one of Canada’s least known military fortresses was built on Yorke Island, BC, just six kilometers northeast of Kelsey Bay. The fort was armed with guns, searchlights, examination vessels, and upwards of 500 men. From 1937-1945 this was Canada’s key western defence against Japanese attack.

Life for the soldiers on Yorke Island had to be self-sufficient, but there was plenty of interaction with the local population. The locals never forgot these soldiers, who sometimes took shots at them, but who were also grateful for their hospitality when so far from home.

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Upcoming Lecture: Looking and Seeing – Visual Design in Photography

Most images we make in photography seem to end their short lives with the overly worn “Delete” button on the backs of our cameras. Why?

This entertaining 1.5 hr lecture and slide presentation explores the thought process and mechanics behind visual design and compositional techniques – why they work and why they sometimes fail.

Facilitator Boomer Jerritt will use his compelling images to provide thought provoking information for the beginning and advanced photographer alike.

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