In acknowledgement of the 2010 Winter Olympics, we take a look back at the history of recreation in the Comox Valley. Valleyites have a long and diverse record with sports and recreation – skiing, tug-of-wars, fishing and horse racing events to name just a few. This exhibit features images from the CDM?s photographic collection to give an overview of the way we were.

George Halley and Muriel Saunders fishing on Comox Lake in August, 1923.
Photographer: S.B.W. d’Esterre. CDM 998.219.300

Race on Courtenay Fair day, 1913. Photographer: B.S. Fenn.

Grass hockey played at Sandwick corner, c. 1905. Photographer: Walter Gage Sr. CDM 990.24.135