AGM Coming Up

The Annual General Meeting of the Courtenay and District Historical Society will take place at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in the museum Rotary Gallery. New members welcome!

Summer Hours

Open Seven Days a Week

The Courtenay and District Museum is now on its summer operating schedule and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00 and Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 until Labour Day. As always, members visit free.

Courtenay’s Puntledge Elasmosaur Receives the Most Votes!

Thank You to All of Our Supporters!

On November 23, 2018, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development closed its voting period for designation of a Provincial Fossil. Courtenay’s Puntledge elasmosaur, discovered by Mike Trask in 1988 was included as one of seven important fossils from around the province.

Today we have the results with the elasmosaur having received forty eight percent of the votes.

Thank you to the Ministry for seeking input through this process and to the British Columbia Palaeontological Alliance for its initiative.

Thank you and congratulations to all who voted and to the City of Courtenay staff for supporting the museum’s efforts throughout the campaign. Finally, a big thank you to all of our local business and tourism, economic development, arts, culture and heritage colleagues who helped create this legacy.

Season’s Greetings

As the festive season approaches, the Courtenay and District Museum board and staff would like to extend wishes to all for a wonderful and safe holiday.

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year to you and yours!

National Philanthropy Day

The Courtenay and District Historical Society was registered as a nonprofit society in 1961 to preserve and interpret cultural and natural heritage of the Comox Valley. Funds are derived from the generous support of the City of Courtenay, British Columbia Arts Council, Comox Valley Regional District, British Columbia Gaming Branch, and from museum generated revenues.

Your donations play a critical role in making special projects and future growth possible. November 15, is National Philanthropy Day. This month, the CDM sends out appreciation to the Comox Valley Community Foundation, which has helped to grow donors’ generous contributions to the museum’s endowment fund since 1996. If you would like to make an online donation to the Courtenay and District Endowment Fund, go to Canada Helps and click for Courtenay and District Museum Fund, or contact us. Thank you for your support.

Elasmosaur Wants Your Vote!

Have you cast your vote for yet for the Provincial Fossil? The Comox Valley’s own elasmosaur is in the running and needs your support.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has announced a final competition for a Provincial Fossil to be added to the official Provincial Symbols of British Columbia.

The online voting process uses a web-based questionnaire tool, SurveyMonkey, which allows one vote per computer profile and includes a simple verification step to avoid development of computer scripts for automatic votes.

Here’s the link where you can see all seven candidates and make your choice. The voting period will close November 23, 2018.