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Mary Weiler’s Cortes

GLIMPSES OF OLD FRIENDS & AN ERA GONE BY–Mary Weiler, artist & photographer, documented life on Cortes & its people until she left the island. Mary Weiler’s Cortes, slide show presented by Brig Weiler who narrated slides from 1962 to 1974 with faces of old friends, glimpses of homesteading & times rapidly becoming “The Old Days”–gathered […]

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June Cameron – by Lynne Jordan

June Cameron (June 10, 1929 – July 24, 2016) With her children around her, June Cameron passed away peacefully July 24, 2016, at age 87, after suffering a severe stroke while sitting on a bench with her son Ian, watching the sun set over quiet and scenic Como Lake above Port Moody. Her last words […]

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Big Tree Exhibit Opening

We did it!  On Sunday, July 10, the Cortes Museum welcomed the community to join in celebrating the opening of The Story of the Big Tree: the Fir, the Fungus & the Fallers – our 2016 summer exhibit. The event was a great success and attended by more than eighty people. Original music by Radhika […]

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Full Moon Lagoon – Monica Nawrocki – Book Launch

Monica Nawrocki’s  Full Moon Lagoon book launch gathered a nice crowd of young and not so young in the Marnie’s Books and Food Co-op courtyard. Denise Gibbons, Carrie Saxifrage, Norm Gibbons and other Cortes artists and writers, plus a number of young readers enjoyed the evening. Organized by Cortes Island Museum, Cortes Literacy Now and […]

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Creative Spaces 2016

On Sunday, June 25, many visitors had a chance to visit Cortes gardens and studios. Owl Cottage – Diane Daly and Ray Grout Art Studio & Gallery – Christer Ekstrom Old Schoolhouse Gallery – Sadashi Inuzuka and Melanie Boyle Lisa Gibbons Studio Heritage Garden – Cortes Island Museum Fair haven Gardens – Laura Ellingsen Sea […]

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An Early Father’s Day Present – by Mike Manson

This past weekend we booked ourselves onto a wonderful overnight trip aboard the Misty Isles, a locally owned boat that offers charters and excursions. The first day we headed to Mitlenatch Island, an 88 Acre rocky island that my grandparents homesteaded on in 1898. Today the island is owned by BC Parks and is a […]

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2016 Spring Bird Count

On Saturday May 7, 2016, nineteen enthusiastic birders including some families, joined together to conduct the annual CIMAS sponsored Spring Migration Bird Count.  On this day participants toured different spots on Cortes Island, listening for bird song and observing bird activity.  This count differs from the Christmas Bird Count in that only species are counted […]

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The Last Thing – by Briony Penn, Book Launch

We are pleased to announce that Briony Penn, guest speaker featured May 10th, 2016 by the Cortes Museum,  won the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize at the 2016 BC Book Prizes and was also shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize. The evening with Briony Penn was held on Tuesday, May 10, 7 pm in Mansons Hall. Briony […]

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The Northwestern Toad – by Christian Gronau

(All photographs are author’s, unless indicated otherwise.) Once known as Bufo borealis, then corrected to Bufo boreas, now changed to Anaxyrus boreas, it’s still the same, one and only, (North) Western Toad to be encountered in our area (including Vancouver Island). Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Amphibia Order: Anura Family: Bufonidae Genus: Anaxyrus Species: A. […]

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CIMAS AGM Draws a Crowd!

Manson’s Hall on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, was the place to be to find out all about numerous accomplishments in 2015 and exciting things coming up this year at the Cortes Museum & Archives.  The interesting speaker this year with A Thing About Islands was Alison Watt, a biologist researcher, artist and author who used a […]

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