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Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Refugium Poets and Artists
Thursday 30 November 2017, 06:30pm - 09:00pm
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Doors open at 6:30pm. Event from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Tickets: $10 general, $8 for members

Seating is limited. Drinks and appies are available.

Inspired by poetry from Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, twenty-two visual and performing artists responded to a selection of poems from the anthology edited by Yvonne Blomer. The resulting art exhibition curated by Regan Rasmussen features a wide range of media reflecting a love and concern for the Pacific Ocean and its lifeforms. In the gallery, a group of artists will offer insights into their process of response and several poets will read poetry from the anthology.

Location 634 Humboldt St, Maritime Museum of BC, Victoria, BC

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Covey Island Boatworks

Covey Island Boatworks It could be said that Covey Island Boatworks put Canada on the map during the early days of wood/epoxy composite boatbuilding. Today the company has diversified into fiberglass commercial fishing vessels, selling inflatable boats and hybrid and electric propulsion systems from facilities in Lunenburg, Riverport and Liverpool. Things were pretty basic back in 1979 when the yard was established on Covey Island, one of the LaHave Islands in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, by John Steele and two partners.

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