Spring Break Fun
Kids enjoying static electricity experiments
Museum programmers have planned an exciting week of activities for spring break. A variety of different classes are offered Tuesday, March 22nd to Friday, March 25th for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Cost for each class is $17 plus HST. Advance registration is required.
Don't miss the Courtenay Rotary's "On-Line Rotary Auction for Trail Along the Rails" running from March 1-31. This is a great project that will create a walkway from Cumberland Road and the E & N Station to Fifth Street. Get behind this great project which will include the first section of a new paved trail for walkers and cyclists alongside the rail tracks through Courtenay. The museum got on board with a donation of a weekend at the Capes Escape and a catered dinner from Toto's restaurant. The live Rotary Auction will be on April 16 at the Filberg Centre. Here's more information:
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Anniversary Give Away
The January winner of The Comox Valley was Joan Mitchell.
One of the ways we are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Courtenay and District Historical Society is with a monthly prize draw. All current, paid-up members are automatically entered to win a complimentary copy of the coffee table book The Comox Valley by Paula Wild. Winner will be notified.
It's All There in Black and White
Have you ever wondered what the "Locals" were up to in the year 1903? For an insight into their concerns and humour check out what you would have found in our district newspaper The Enterprise.
Read this newspaper article from our archives
A Word to the Wise
In our continuing quest to increase our word power, we present another Island K'ómoks word in this month's newsletter...
"Xwémkwu 'fast water' – Seymour Narrows has always been known for its strong tidal flows, hence the name Xwémkwu."
This Island K'ómoks word is courtesy of Sliammon Life, Sliammon Lands by Dorothy Kennedy and Randy Bouchard, 1983.
The Capes Escape house is listed on a website for rentals called Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO). On the website there is a place where guests can make comments about their stay.
Here is a review from one of our guests: "Thanks for the wonderful stay we had in this luxurious period property. We loved the attention to detail and its ‘home' feel. It actually is a lot like our own house in Holland. It's a real gem, placed in a wonderful tranquil garden and yet close to everything. What a treat."
If you need a place for your company or family to stay while visiting, try the Capes Escape!
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Judy and Stan Hagen
Comox Valley Community Foundation
Daryl and Evelyn Wright-Francis Jeweller's Ltd.
The Rotary Club of Courtenay Foundation
The Robert Hunt Family
Don and Marie Gordon
M. Jean McMullan Estate
Comox Valley Echo
The Bickle Family
John Wilson and Family
Sue and Ian Leakey
Dove and Mike Hendren
John and Joan Wilson
George E. Sprogis
Photo of the Month
Dominion Day Parade, Courtenay, 1940s
You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.
The Courtenay and District Historical Society was registered as a nonprofit society in 1961 to preserve and interpret cultural and natural heritage of the Comox Valley. It has functioned as an independent society since that time. Funds are derived from the generous support of the City of Courtenay, British Columbia Arts Council, Comox Valley Regional District, Valley Charitable Bingo Society, and from museum generated revenues and donations.
Proud sponsors of the Courtenay & District Museum: