Opening ceremony of the Hornby Denman Community Health Care Society building in 1993. Photo supplied.

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society celebrates 40th anniversary

The Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a public event Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hornby Community Hall.

Along with stories, displays, videos and cake, a special feature of the event will be a presentation by Dr. Megan Davies, of York University, highlighting recent research by her and Rachel Barken, PhD, into the formation of the society and the history of home support.

Davies is British Columbia’s leading specialist in the history of aging, social welfare and rural health care.

She teaches in York University’s pioneering inter-disciplinary health in society program. Her writing has appeared in academic journals and edited collections on topics ranging from residential care, dementia therapies, welfare state formation, home medicine, food, and alternative health care.

If you have pictures or stories to share at the event, or if you aren’t able to attend and would like to send a message, please contact HDCHCS executive director Lori Nawrot at 250-335-2885 or

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