Courtenay and District Museum hosts old-fashioned Christmas

Celebrate the spirit of an old-fashioned community Christmas with the Courtenay and District Museum this Saturday.

Celebrate the spirit of an old-fashioned community Christmas with the Courtenay and District Museum this Saturday.

Museum entry will be free to any family that brings a new or used, unwrapped toy or gift for Santa’s Workshop, or a donation for a local food bank.

There will be a number of events throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including:

• From 11 to 2, local history authors Betty Annand (Voices from Bevan and Voices from Courtenay Past), Kim Bannerman (Bucket of Blood), Judy Hagen (Comox Valley Memories), Rick James (West Coast Wrecks), Ian Kennedy (The Life and Times of Joseph McPhee), Harold Macy (The Four Storey Forest), Gwyn Sproule (Whyte’s Bay Days), and Paula Wild (The Comox Valley and Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park) will all be on hand for book signing.

• Children can choose from several ornament crafts to make and take or use to help decorate the museum trees from 2:30 to 4.

• Pat Trask will offer an informative and fun presentation about the origin of Christmas traditions at 4.

• Sweet treats and beverages will be available free of charge.

The festive celebration is the museum’s way of wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season, and the staff and volunteers look forward to hosting all who can attend.

The museum is in the former post office building at the corner of Cliffe Avenue and Fourth Street in downtown Courtenay.

For more information, call 250-334-0686.

— Courtenay and District Museum