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Our Heart’s in the Right Place

George Law photo. July 1, 1958. CDM 2008.79.65. A flashback photo in honour of Valentine’s Day featuring Miss Comox Valley 1957 Jeanette Cottini on the Jaycee float. The Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) held the Miss Comox Valley Contest and the winner went on to represent the district in the Miss PNE beauty contest.

February 8th, 2022|History, The Comox Valley|

It’s All There in Black and White: The Passing of King George VI

Seventy years since the death of King George VI and the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. There’s often a bit of drama around the Royal Family and the King’s funeral was no exception as seen in this article from the Comox District Free Press of February 14, 1952. With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

February 8th, 2022|History, It's All There in Black and White, The Comox Valley|

February 2022 Stepping into Wilderness

Here now is an image from the museum’s newest award-winning book Step into Wilderness – A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley. Photo credit: Three young men at the Goose Spit beacon, from left to right: unidentified, Gordon McLean and Jim Midwinter. S.B.W. (Dusty) d’Esterre photograph. Photo: CDM d’Esterre Collection. Page 120.

February 8th, 2022|History, Step into Wilderness|

Hunt for Heritage – Comox Valley #huntforheritageCV

What is it? To celebrate BC Family Day and BC Heritage Week, Filberg Lodge and Park is inviting the Comox Valley to take part in an interactive and COVID-19 friendly event designed to get us all outside and exploring the Valley’s history. How it works The Hunt for Heritage will start with one clue (Clue #1) which will be emailed to registered participants, given out through social media and posted on the Filberg website. It will point participants to the first stop on the adventure. Subsequent clues will be in the form of laminated cards posted at each heritage stop. Each card [...]

February 8th, 2022|History, The Comox Valley|

December 2021 Gift Shop News

A recent addition to our shelves has been the brand Wrendale Designs. This line of stationery, home and giftware items, is proving to be extremely popular. To help you along with your Christmas shopping, here are “The Ten Days of Wrendale Gifts” for your consideration. Key chain Canvas tote bag Shopping list pad Compact mirror Birthday calendar Password book Water bottles large and small Bookmarks Lip balms Fold Bag

December 22nd, 2021|Gift Shop|

Christmas Craft: Christmas Card Caddy

This year’s craft flashback is from Coats & Clark’s Book No. 188 “Quick Tricks” (probably from the late 1960s). With some brightly coloured crochet yarn and a few recyclables, you can create a Christmas card caddy for display. Guide to Abbreviations sl st = slip stitch ch= chain sc= single crochet

December 7th, 2021|History, The Comox Valley|

Century of Courtenay Library

On December 8, 1921, the first library in Courtenay was opened on Fifth Street near Duncan Avenue. With Mrs. S.H. Hopkins as librarian, the collection included a limited selection of fiction, biographies, and travel books. The cost for an adult to join was $2 and for a child, $1. Patrons were allowed to take out 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction books at a time. In its early years, the Courtenay Library was often on the move. In and out of spaces at City Hall, a room in Dr. Millard’s house, the Courtenay Florist Shop and even the Credit Union building. Two locations in [...]

December 7th, 2021|History, The Comox Valley|

December 2021 Stepping into Wilderness

Here now is an image from the museum’s newest award-winning book Step into Wilderness – A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley. Photo credit: Weekends on Forbidden Plateau were social and high-spirited. Top from left: Sheelagh Corfield, Jerry Macdonald and Jack Hough. Below: Roy Macdonald and Doreen Pope. Photo: 993.39.13. Page 207.

December 7th, 2021|History, Step into Wilderness|

It’s All There in Black and White: Overwaitea Christmas Prices in 1991

Grocery costs continue to climb so it can be fun to exclaim and shake our heads about past prices. For your enjoyment, the Comox District Free Press of December 18, 1991 with advertised specials from the Overwaitea store at Driftwood Mall. With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

December 7th, 2021|History, It's All There in Black and White, The Comox Valley|

November 2021 Stepping into Wilderness

Here now is an image from the museum's newest award-winning book Step into Wilderness – A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley. Photo credit: Lee Vanstone (left) and unidentified friend oyster picking in Comox, 1948. S.B.W. (Dusty) d'Esterre photograph. Photo: 998.219.223. Page 150. Photo caption: '... the Comox Argus reported on April 28, 1948, that "a letter was read from the Superintendent of Lands, Victoria, advising that the application of the British Columbia Packers Ltd. to lease certain foreshore in Comox Harbour for oyster culture purposes had been approved, and that it had been decided that a lease should [...]

November 11th, 2021|History, Step into Wilderness|
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