Views of the Salish Sea

Denman Island author Howard Macdonald Stewart presents an illustrated lecture based on his new book Views of the Salish Sea: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia at the Courtenay Museum on Thursday, November 9th at 7 pm.

Views of the Salish Sea is a deft examination of the Strait of Georgia, a sea spanning 300 kilometres from Victoria to Campbell River and supporting over 200 species of fish, 130 species of marine birds, and 16 kinds of marine mammals. Stewart considers this region through a variety of perspectives—as a highway or barrier, waste dump, recreational haven and more—in an effort to express this region as an interrelated whole, one that we must work to protect if we want to preserve its inherent richness.

Howard Macdonald Stewart was born and raised on the shores of the North Salish Sea and has worked for the United Nations, local and national governments, international agencies, communities, NGOs and industries around the world. This book grew out of his PhD thesis in geography at UBC. He has contributed to numerous periodicals, and professional and academic publications.

Admission to the evening is $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased by phone: 250-334-0686 ext. 5.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase ((Harbour Publishing, $39.95) and signing after the lecture.

The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth Street in downtown Courtenay.