Celebrating Our Own Story

You’re invited to come along on a little trip to the past as local authors share an afternoon of Comox Valley history.

Ian Kennedy, author of The Life and Times of Joseph McPhee, Courtenay’s Founding Father will kick off the event starting at 2pm on Saturday, November 26th in the Courtenay Museum’s Rotary Gallery.

When Joseph McPhee laid out the town of Courtenay in the 1880s he possessed a vision of what “his” town should look like, and for the next sixty years, until he died at 98 in 1946, McPhee worked ceaselessly to fulfill that dream.

Kennedy’s illustrated talk will be followed by a book signing and refreshment break.

Then, it’s over to co-authors Christine Dickinson, Deb Griffiths and Catherine Siba as they provide an illustrated overview of highlights from their 2015 book release Watershed Moments, A Pictorial History of Courtenay and DistrictRead more

Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. Hope to see you there!


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Ian is a retired secondary school teacher turned rugby journalist and world traveler. Widely published in many magazines, his journalism also includes numerous articles about history, travel, motorcycling, cottage living and pubs. The Life and Times of Joseph McPhee ($24.95 plus tax) was his fourth book and was released in 2010. He and writing partner Margaret Horsfield co-wrote Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History ($36.95 plus tax) in 2014.




Christine Dickinson, Deb Griffiths, Judy Hagen and Catherine Sibaphoto_watershed

All four authors will be on hand to sign books after the lecture. Watershed Moments ($34.95 plus tax) was produced by volunteers and staff of the Courtenay and District Museum. All funds from book sales go to support the museum and its projects.