Learn about the bartending dog at Bowser, the murder and suicide at Mount Sicker in North Cowichan and meet an interesting array of characters from Glen’s latest book on the history of hostelries along the E&N line on Vancouver Island.
Glen was born in Victoria and received his BA in History from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. He has a passion for social history as his specialty is the history of BC’s hotels and drinking establishments.
“Along the E&N” chronicles more than thirty hotels―many long gone, destroyed by fire, or simply demolished, like the Lorne Hotel in Comox, and others that have been remodeled into modern-day neighbourhood pubs―such as the Rod & Gun in Parksville and the Cumberland Hotel.
Cash bar opens: 3:30 pm Program starts: 4:00 pm
Buffet Dinner (reserved guests only) immediately following the program:
Island Farms Chicken Breast, roasted new potatoes, season vegetables & roasted mushrooms & onions, mushroom demi-glace with cream, Caesar salad, greens with ranch & vinaigrette, bread & butter.
$25 + gratuity/person
** (dinner only) Prior Reservation Required (deadline noon Thurs. Nov.14th): click here to email or call: 250-468-9915 (NB: Minimum 40 people required for buffet – please sign up ASAP)
If you require a vegetarian alternative, please contact the clubhouse.
NEXT SUNDAY@4: December 8th
Canada – Today & Tomorrow
with Brian Peckford, former Premier of Newfoundland
Despite a nasty cold and with assistance of Patti, I gave my presentation to a group of about 100 interested folks at the Fairwinds Golf Centre in Nanoose last evening. It couldn’t have gone better. Thanks to Office 365 and the kind assistance from Linda and Elizabeth at Fairwinds, I used my laptop for the first time and all went without a hitch. P and I sold some books but did not stay for the dinner (provided) as we are both under the weather from this nasty cold. Lovely facility and some great people made for a very good experience – my thanks goes out to the staff and guests.
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