Event type: In-person
Time and Date: 7 pm, Tuesday, November 28th
Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Speaker: Pat Trask
Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for the general public. Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 2.
Join Courtenay Museum Natural History Curator, Pat Trask, for an evening all about palaeontological discovery in the Comox Valley. Trask will recount “Tales of the Elasmosaur” at 7pm on Tuesday, November 28th in the museum gallery.
Trask will focus on the 1988 discovery of the Puntledge River elasmosaur (which was just officially designated as BC’s provincial fossil emblem), discoveries made by others in the Comox Valley, and on his own recent find of a juvenile elasmosaur on the Trent River. Pat’s lecture will include slides and a walk through the exhibit area.
Pat Trask is well known in the Comox Valley for his passion for palaeontology. Thousands of school children and members of the public have attended his fossil tours over the years. He is also the recipient of the Rene Savenye Award that is given to honour an amateur palaeontologist who has demonstrated outstanding service to the science or to palaeontological education in BC.