The museum bids a fond farewell to longtime employee Cynthia Lane.

Regulars will know Cynthia from her positions as tour programmer, visitor services and home school instructor.

She first came to the museum for a work experience placement from G.P. Vanier Senior Secondary School 15 ½ years ago and has worked with the museum in a number of capacities.

Cynthia recently mentioned how she originally thought she wanted to go into Law then came to the museum and realized how much she liked palaeontology; then she started working on kids camps and realized how much she liked teaching.

“I’ve loved being here, love the staff, love the patrons. And I really appreciate all the help from work experience students and summer students. I especially want to thank Pat [Trask] for introducing me to the world of palaeontology and sharing all of his knowledge”.

What does the future hold? Cynthia says we’ll still find her working with kids and hunting ammonites along the rivers of the Comox Valley.