We are pleased to announce our 2015-16 speaker series list. The following presentations will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic center, and admission is by donation. All are welcome! For more information, please contact us at qbmuseum@shaw.ca

October 27, 2015

At our AGM, Mr. Graham Beard will present a slide show of the history of the Qualicum Beach Volunteer Fire Dept.

February 2, 2016

There will be a presentation from the Oceanside Community Arts Council. This group supports and promotes art, music and culture in the Parksville/Qualicum area.

March 1, 2016

This evening will be our annual co-meeting with the Qualicum Beach Family History Society. There will be a presentation from Morgan Ostler on the history of the Inland Highway. Morgan was involved with a group that lobbied for 36 years for the construction of the Inland Island Hwy. In September 2001 the new highway leading to Campbell River was officially opened. Since then their greatest concern has been the number of hydroplaning accidents.

February 16th, 2016

Members from the Parksville-Qualicum chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women will present the history of their organization. The CFUW is very active in promoting the pursuit of knowledge, the promotion of education, and the improvement of the status of women and human rights. They serve the community by providing scholarships to high school graduates, bursaries to women resuming their education, and memorial awards. This event is scheduled to coincide with BC Heritage Week.

April 5th, 2016

Ms. Merlyn Patton, a local expert on vintage clothing and a volunteer exhibit designer at the museum, will give a presentation about vintage clothing and the history of fashion.

May 3, 2016

A presentation about the history of the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

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