Author Archive | Cimas

Fifty Years of Cortes Island Ferry Service

Fifty Years of Cortes Island Ferry Service Population figures on Cortes Island picked up after the 16 car ferry, Cortes Queen, began its regular run to and from Quadra Island in 1969 and electric power arrived in 1970. Along with the early settlers and their descendants, more recent “settlers,” people of all ages and backgrounds, […]

Continue Reading 0
0

James Hepburn at Metlakatla

Museum Speaker Series – Science & Scandal – The Collecting Activities of James Hepburn at Metlakatla on Sunday, October 20, 2019, attracted many people. Researcher Lydia Fisher’s illustrated presentation introduced the naturalist/antiquary James Hepburn and his role in procuring important cultural patrimony belonging to the Tsimshian people at Metlakatla. Where did these masks, clappers, soul catchers […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Summer Events of 2019

The summer of 2019 was a busy year for the Cortes Museum. We had introduced two new exhibits, Curiouser and Curiouser and That Was Then / This Is Now, plus our Wild Cortes exhibit was expanded. Our Art in the Garden series brought many Cortes artists to our Heritage Garden. With picnics on the garden grass, […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Family Day at the Cortes Island Museum

Thanks to all the families and friends who came out to help celebrate Family Day at the Museum on February 18th. Tokens of appreciation were decorated to honour the bird species at risk on Cortes and then were tied to branches of the Celebration Tree.  Brittany Baxter, Laura Balducci and Jane Newman helped make the […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Great Blue Heron Project

Friends of Cortes Island’s Great Blue Heron project celebrates, raises awareness about, and engages the Cortes community in the monitoring of this beautiful, iconic and threatened coastal bird. This project has two parts, Great Blue Herons Come to School and the Great Blue Heron Watch. Although commonly seen on Cortes, heron numbers are in fact […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Gilean Douglas Poetry Night

An evening of poetry and reminiscences, caringly hosted by artist Tanya Henck, was held at the Cortes Island Museum to honour the memory of the writer Gilean Douglas, who died on Hallowe’en 25 years ago. The event marked the beginning of a series of exhibits celebrating 20 years of programming at the museum and drew […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Calendar 2005

Cortes Island at Work and Play It was an engaging start to the Museum’s fall season as Richard Trueman presented a three-day (September 21, 22, 23) exhibition of photographs he took for the 2005 calendar, Cortes Island at Work and Play. On the final day, patrons were entertained by Annica de Trey and George Sirk […]

Continue Reading 0
0

HUGE THANKS to George Sirk

HUGE THANKS to George Sirk for so ably entertaining those attending the Cortes Museum’s AGM on March 18th.  George, with some help from wife Kim, regaled guests with hilarious tales of travels, animals, birds, volcanoes, flowers and jungles in Costa Rica.  In his inimitable way, George transported everyone to this lush land with his amazing photos.  […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Hiking in West Greenland

Eighty-five Islanders were treated to a vicarious adventure at Manson’s hall on Sunday afternoon, 25 February 2018. Using her excellent photographs and maps of the area, Iris Steigemann described her experiences trekking in West Greenland and the reason why she returns so often to hike along the Arctic Circle Trail. Amy Robertson, Anna Ochsenbein and […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Ecuador Oil Pollution Case Comes to Canada

During his presentation on January 28, 2018, Rex Weyler addressed a full Manson’s Hall  talking about the serious ecological crisis in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, the consequential plight of the Indigenous Cofán, Siona, Secoya, Quichua, and Huaorani peoples and the role Canadian courts may play regarding those seeking compensation for the inhabitants. Rex visited the communities […]

Continue Reading 0
0

2017 Christmas Bird Count

On a very rainy Sunday, December 17, 2017, thirty-five bird enthusiasts attended the CBC – Christmas Bird Count Day, sponsored by the Cortes Island Museum, Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada. In the heavy at times and continuous rain, with water covered eye glasses, binoculars and cameras, it was difficult to spot and recognize birds. […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Yorke Island

Cortes Protected! Cortes Island Museum sponsored pictorial presentation by Vancouver Island historian, Catherine Gilbert, on Thursday, October 19 at Manson’s Hall. Catherine talked about protecting the southern coast of B.C. and the significance of a substantial defence fort on Yorke Island (part of Discovery Islands) in Canada’s WWII history. Many Canadians, including British Columbians have never […]

Continue Reading 0
0

Web Design by Ester Strijbos

X