Events coming up in Crescent Beach in Surrey, March 19th and in Castlegar, May 3rd, 2014 and at Parksville, May 24th.
Alexandra Neighbourhood House hosts Lit Cafe 2 – Histories: Our Community, Ourselves, an evening of readings showcasing the work of five talented, award-winning local authors reading from their works of biography and history.
The event is Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 7-9 pm in the newly-inaugurated Reading Room at Alexandra Neighbourhood House, 2916 McBride Ave. in Crescent Beach.
Confirmed readers so far: Julie Ferguson, Andrea Lister (editor of British Columbia History), and Robert Mackay.
In addition to the readings, the evening includes opportunities for questions and answers, and an open mic portion for any who might want to share their own works. Refreshments will be available, and there will be an opportunity to purchase works published by the authors.
For more information, please contact Neil Fernyhough, Coordinator of Community Programs, at 604 618 2357 (ext 236) or at email@example.com.
The West Kootenay Family Historians Society`s 25th anniversary genealogy workshop, “Tracing Your Family Tree“ will be at Selkirk College in Castlegar on Saturday, May 3, 2014 Registration for the workshop is through Selkirk College.
Topics for beginners and experienced researchers.
- Did you glean all there was from the Census record?, Donna Fraser
- Local history as viewed through historic West Kootenay postcards, Greg Nesteroff
- Aboriginal issues in genealogy. Jackie Cole
- Planning a successful family history research trip, Donna Fraser
Details of the“Tracing Your Family Tree“ seminar can be viewed at: www.wkfamilyhistorians.wordpress.com
The Qualicum Beach Family History Society’s seminar, Unlocking the Past, is Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Tigh Na Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre in Parksville, BC.
1. Merritt (Biff) Barnes of California, USA
2. Nancy Barnes of California, USA
3. Audrey Collins of London, UK
4. Lyn Meehan of Edmonton, AB
5. James Tanner of Arizona, USA
For Unlocking the Past details, see the Qualicum Beach Family History website: http://qbfhs.ca/events-education/2013-05-31-18-50-43