Lecture: Henry & Self

Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Speaker: Kathryn Bridge
Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets strongly recommended as lectures frequently sell out. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

In recognition of International Women’s Day, author Kathryn Bridge speaks about the life of Sarah Crease, a remarkable woman who lived through nearly a century of British colonial history.

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This presentation is made possible with financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Book Launch: Dancing in Gumboots

Time and Date: 1-4 pm, Saturday, September 29, 2018

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Free event; suitable for all ages.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Dancing in Gumboots: the sequel anthology to the extraordinarily successful Gumboot Girls.

Fascinated by the stories of women who travelled to the Comox Valley in the 1970s, Lou Allison and Jane Wilde return to their dynamic partnership to bring us an anthology that shines a light on these trailblazing women and their unique stories.

Expect a drop-in, casual event with refreshments, music and a chance to mingle with many of the contributing authors. This launch is co-sponsored by Laughing Oyster Bookshop and the Courtenay and District Museum.

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Canada Day Open House

The Courtenay and District Museum will celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday with an open house event from 12 noon to 4 pm on Sunday, July 1st.

There will be free admission, balloons, prize draws, live music, kid’s crafts and a new exhibit to see!

Canada Day is a great chance to explore history at the museum.

Queen of North Lecture Coming Soon!

Time and Date: 7 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Speaker: Colin Henthorne
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.

Back by popular demand, Colin Henthorne will repeat his sold-out presentation about one of British Columbia’s most serious marine tragedies.

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Annual Spring Fling Approaching

If you like fuzzy animals and wacky hats (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), you’ll want to mark Saturday, March 24 on your calendar right now! That day is the annual “Spring Fling & Easter Things” event here at the museum from 11am to 2pm. Watch for more details in the March newsletter.

Science and Art Converge at 2018 BC Paleontological Alliance Symposium

Science and art will converge in Courtenay from August 17-20 as Key Note Speaker, Dr. Richard Hebda and Special Guest Speaker, Artist, Ray Troll, lead off the 2018 BC Paleontological Alliance Symposium in Courtenay.

Supported by the Vancouver Island Paleontological Society and the Courtenay and District Museum, the symposium will feature fifteen formal presentations, field trips and a fossil prep workshop. Historically, the BCPA symposiums feature an art exhibit of varied media and paleo-imagination and this tradition will continue. In tandem with the symposium, the museum will be hosting an exhibit of in-house and private fossil collections from May to December.

Symposium registration fees are $150 + GST for professional paleontologists and non-BCPA members; $120 + GST for BCPA members and $100 for students. This includes all activities except field trips and workshops.

Here’s more information on the symposium outline and guest speakers.

To download the registration form go here.