Here now is an image and quote from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District. Enjoy!


Photo credit: Jimmy Walker and his orchestra at the Native Sons Hall, 1939. CDM Sillence Collection, Page 141.

Photo caption: “Over the years, the [Native Sons] hall served as a community centre for the arts, sports, conventions and car shows, and it played a central role until the early 1970s as gymnasium, dance hall, temporary post office, roller-skating rink and all things combined.” Page 140.