Courtenay & District Museum




  • Line-Up of Award Winning Authors
  • Richard Mackie Lecture: Logging the Flats
  • Paula Wild's Book Launch
  • Tom Peek Lecture: Daughters of Fire
  • Tom Peek Writing Workshop: Empowered by the Pen






  • Phone:
    250-334-0686

    Email:
    museum@island.net

    Website:
    www.courtenaymuseum.ca

    Mailing Address:
    207 Fourth Street,
    Courtenay BC,
    V9N 1G7





    Tuesday to Saturday:
    10am 5pm

    Sunday & Monday:
    Closed





    President
    John Wilson

    Vice President
    Daryl Wright

    Past President
    April Shopland

    Rick Ross
    Jim Haggart
    Ross Dingwall
    Harry Squire
    Mary Everson

    Secretary/Treasurer
    Elizabeth Braithwaite

    Member of...

    British Columbia Museums Association

    Canadian Museums
    Association

    Archives Association of
    British Columbia

    Heritage Society of British Columbia




     

    Museum Hosts Fall Line-Up of Award Winning Authors

    The three authors the Courtenay and District Museum will host this fall have a few things in common. Paula Wild, Richard Mackie and Tom Peek are all award winners, intrigued with the natural and cultural historic world around them and willing to share their knowledge with a wider audience. Don't miss these exciting events.


     

    Richard Mackie Lecture: Logging the Flats


    Time and Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
    Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
    Speaker: Richard Mackie
    Tickets: $5 per Historical Society member; $6 non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended.

    In this talk, richly illustrated with rare photos and maps, popular historian Richard Mackie will follow the Comox Logging & Railway Company as it logged 60,000 acres of Douglas-fir forest to the north of Courtenay and at Comox Lake in the era of highlead logging, 1910-1945.

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    Paula Wild's Book Launch


    Vancouver Island is known not only for having the highest density of cougars, but also the most aggressive cougar population in North America. Join local author Paula Wild as she celebrates the launch of her new book that explores our evolving relationship with this enigmatic animal, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous (Douglas & McIntyre, $34.95), at the Courtenay and District Museum (207 Fourth Street) on Saturday, October 5 from 2pm to 4pm. This event is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.

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    Tom Peek Lecture: Daughters of Fire


    Time and Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
    Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
    Speaker: Tom Peek
    Tickets: $5 per Historical Society member; $6 non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended.

    Tom lived his early life on the Upper Mississippi on a backwaters island of Minnesota river folk, beaver, and ancient burial mounds. After hitchhiking by boat through the South Seas, he settled on the island of Hawai'i, where he's lived for two decades. There, he's been a mountain and astronomy guide on Mauna Kea and an eruption ranger, firefighter, and exhibit writer on Kilauea, working closely with Hawaiian elders and cultural practitioners on both volcanoes.

    In addition to his adventures and novel writing, Tom has written newspaper stories and commentaries, magazine articles, public policy studies, and award-winning video productions.

    The Courtenay Museum is Tom's only stop in Canada on his tour for his award-winning novel Daughters of Fire. He'll be presenting a talk on Friday October 18 about his work on Mauna Kea and Kilauea and how it inspired his new novel.

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    Tom Peek Writing Workshop: Empowered by the Pen

    Time and Date: Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:00-12:30
    Location: Dogwood Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
    Presenter: Tom Peek
    Tickets: $40 per Historical Society member; $45 non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended

    On Saturday, October 19, Tom Peek will present an Empowered by the Pen workshop. Since 1991 hundreds of Hawai'i islanders have attended his popular Empowered by the Pen workshops, through the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Volcano Art Center, and other venues on the Big Island, Maui, and Lana 'i.

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