Centennial Boxes at Hot Chocolates


Yet another reason to buy chocolate…

For a limited time, Hot Chocolates on Fifth Street will be selling boxes of truffles to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Courtenay.

A portion of sales from boxes with the centennial logo and historic Little River picnic photograph from our archives will help to support museum programming.

Each box contains 12 truffles, half dark chocolate and half milk chocolate. At a price of $24 each, they cost the same as one of the regular boxes of 12 truffles.

They’re a great way to support the museum and celebrate the city’s anniversary (and enjoy some delicious chocolate!)

The Courtenay Museum thanks Jordan Marshall of Hot Chocolates for his continued, outstanding support.

VIX Group Boosts Museum’s Earth Science Programmes

The Courtenay and District Museum has received a boost of $5,000 for its earth science programmes from the Vancouver Island Exploration Group (VIX) with the financial assistance of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC).

One of the main goals of the VIX is to promote education and best practices in geology and mineral resources; including exploration and mining on Vancouver Island.

With this in mind, Del Ferguson, Chairman of the VIX Outreach Committee, approached the museum about supporting earth science programmes to youth groups who may not normally have the chance to participate in the museum’s popular earth science programmes.  “With the recent success of bringing Yukon Dan’s Gold Panning in the Classroom to the BC Forest Discovery Centre in September this year, the VIX Group, in conjunction with AMEBC, is looking forward to enabling students to attend the outreach programmes in fossils and geology offered by the Courtenay and District Museum.  This introduction to the ‘world in our backyard’ is sure to open the eyes of and bring smiles to young participants.”    

This opportunity will expand museum programming and support over 800 young people from the Central and North Island to attend geology, fossil and earth science programmes the museum offers throughout the year. 

Museum staff will be contacting groups to provide more details about available programmes.