Lecture: In Natures Realm

Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Speaker: Michael Layland

Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 2.

In Nature’s Realm is a celebration of the richly diverse flora and fauna of Vancouver Island as discovered through the records of settlers, explorers and visitors, and with due respect to the wealth of Indigenous traditional knowledge of the island’s ecosystems.

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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.

Lecture: Survival Strathcona Style

Time and Date: 2 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Speaker: Catherine Gilbert and Myrna Boulding

Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 2.

Learn about the backstory of the Strathcona Park Lodge – a place truly ‘off the grid’ and ‘on the edge’.

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Lecture: Brilliant and Quirky: Pioneer Stories You’ve Not Heard Before

Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Speaker: May Q. Wong

Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 2.

The dynamic May Wong presents fascinating stories on unsung people of early Victoria from various cultural communities.

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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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