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Apr 16, 2016
Cougar Annie & Company: Writing West Coast History - Saturday Speaker Series at VIU ElderCollege
Apr 16, 2016
Cougar Annie & Company: Writing West Coast History - Saturday Speaker Series at VIU ElderCollegeCougar Annie & Company: Writing West Coast History - Saturday Speaker Series at VIU ElderCollege

Presenter: Margaret Horsfield
Location: Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, The Forum, 100 Jensen Ave, Parksville.

In this lively presentation, Margaret Horsfield will introduce some of the most outstanding personalities she has come across in the course of writing her three books of West Coast history. All of these people lived in the isolated, rain-drenched inlets and bays of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island's west coast in the early 20th century. They include the feisty pioneer Cougar Annie; the irascible storekeeper Walter Dawley; the Tla-o-qui-aht Chief Joseph and his wife Queen Mary; the lonely missionary Charles Moser; the amateur dramatics maestro Rowland Brinckman; the wildly eccentric settler Fred Tibbs and many others. Colourful and entertaining, illustrated with dozens of extraordinary images, this talk is not to be missed!

Freelance writer and editor Margaret Horsfield worked for many years as a freelance radio broadcaster for BBC and CBC Radio. She has written six books, including three about Vancouver Island's west coast. All her coastal history books were nominated for BC book prizes, and her book Cougar Annie's Garden won the Roderick Haig Brown award.

For more information please call Toll Free: 1-866-734-6252 or email us at: eldercollege@viu.ca.
Category:Other
Date:Apr 16, 2016
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:100 Jensen Avenue, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Civic and Technology Centre
Cost:$10 cash per person at the door
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Phone:1-866-734-6252
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