11am to 4pm, Saturday, November 17th, 2012

The Elasmosaur’s birthday is fast approaching and this year the fossil will be 80,000, 024 years old.

Twenty-four years ago, the first Elasmosaur found west of the Canadian Rockies was discovered on the banks of the Puntledge River.

Further discoveries in the Comox Valley have sparked an army of young, and not-so-young, fossil enthusiasts who have made many new fossil finds.

To celebrate the Valley’s fossil discoveries, the Courtenay and District Museum will hold a special day to honour one of the Valley’s oldest residents and to welcome new-comers, a juvenile Elasmosaur and a Tylosaurus to the galleries.

On Saturday, November 17th, the museum is inviting the community to visit the museum, see the exhibits, talk to the experts and bring in fossils for identification.

Festivities include a birthday cake, juice and popcorn. The museum will show dinosaur movies all day in the Rotary Gallery and on the big-screen monitors.

Admission to the event is by donation.