It’s almost mushroom season, so it’s time to get your baskets ready! From Thursday, September 28th to Friday, September 30th, the Cumberland Community Forest Society will be hosting their 4th annual Fungus Festival.
Each year on September 30th, Canadians commemorate the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools throughout our country. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.
Taking place on the fourth Sunday of September, World Rivers Day is the global extension of BC Rivers Day, which was founded in the early eighties by BC resident Marc Angelo. What originally began as a way to highlight the importance of the rivers of Western Canada has since expanded into a large event spanning continents.
Back to school, indeed! This photo shows a casual study session in 1943 outside of Courtenay High School on Harmston Avenue. Looks like skirts were the height of academic fashion 80 years ago. Photographer: Rod McIntyre.
We will miss friend, advisor and Board member Mary Everson who provided friendship, research background, advice and wisdom to the Courtenay and District Museum staff for over thirty five years. Mary generously shared her family and cultural history and context and we are grateful for her knowledge.
This year's Downtown Courtenay Market Day will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Explore and experience what downtown Courtenay has to offer, and make sure you stop by the museum from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for one of our weekly Saturday Kids' Craft events.
CDM 989.183.161 - S.B.W. (Dusty) d’Esterre photograph. In July [...]
As this year’s forest fires continue to make headlines, we take a look back 30 years to this front page story from the July 30th, 1993 edition of the Comox District Free Press.
What began as outdoor tennis courts on the Royston waterfront [...]
The winning First Aid Team at a Vancouver Island [...]