CIMAS AGM-March 20

AlisonWatt-photoCortes Island Museum & Archives Society AGM2016-AGM-website

Sunday, March 20th at Manson’s Hall

1 pm – membership and renewals

1:30 pm – short business meeting followed by guest speaker, Alison Watt, and refreshments.


Alison Watt is an artist and writer with a thing for islands. She lives on Protection Island, near Nanaimo. When she was a young woman, Alison worked as a seabird researcher on Triangle Island, which is located off the northwest tip of Vancouver Island. Many years later she wrote a book about that experience, “The Last Island, a Naturalist’s Sojourn on Triangle Island.” On her boat “Circadia”, Alison and her husband sailed the Pacific and explored the B.C. coast. Throughout the years, she has sailed the Strait of Georgia, the Central Coast, Haida Gwaii and Alaska as a naturalist aboard the historic schooner, “Maple Leaf”. 

Her presentation at our AGM will take you to some of her favourite islands, finally lingering on the island jewel lying just a stone’s throw away from Cortes, Mitlenatch. Alison first came to work on Mitlenatch as a young seasonal park naturalist and has returned for a week each summer as a volunteer warden for nearly twenty years.

You can read more about Alison (and see her work) on her website