Here now is an image and quote from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District. Enjoy!


Photo credit: CDM 980.65.16 Page 168.

Photo caption: “From the 1930s until the early 1950s, Courtenay residents enjoyed the luxury of having fresh bread delivered to their door three times a week. Venables Bakery’s route covered the entire city from 1st Street to 21st Street.”