Know Your Neighbourhood

Ever wondered about who the people were behind the alphabetical street names in the Lake Trail area?

Ever wondered about who the people were behind the alphabetical street names in the Lake Trail area?

There are fascinating stories to be explored as part of place-making in the area.

Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections invites you to the next  Know Your Neighbourhood presentation on Local Heritage with Lawrence Burns, chair of the City of Courtenay Heritage Commission, on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Lake Trail School.

Burns will speak about the value of preserving our local heritage and its contribution to neighbourhood character and liveability.

This presentation also kicks off of a neighbourhood heritage project to bring local seniors and students together to explore the area’s history and share stories and skills between mentors and students.  Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections has received a $24,500 grant from the federal New Horizons for Seniors program that seeks to engage seniors in the community as mentors, promote volunteerism and support social participation.

A team of heritage mentors will guide the project. Beginning in September, students will use our community’s history and the knowledge and skills of community members as the basis for learning research, writing and presentation skills.

Activities will include collection of oral history, photographs and documentation relating to the history of the area; hands-on heritage-based workshops for students and the community in pioneer crafts such as quilting, spinning and knitting, food production and preserving, basket-making and wood working.

Documentation will include Foxfire-style pamphlets and videos, posters, blogs and websites, photomontages and displays at the school. Students will share their computer and social media fluency with community members.

Community volunteers are needed to play a significant role in guiding the project.

Do you have a story or skill to share?  Would you like to learn more about our history, how to do research or make presentations? Do you enjoy the opportunity to meet neighbours and support our youth?

Anyone interested in participating in the project is invited to attend the presentation this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

You can also write to Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections at Lake Trail School, 805 Willemar Ave., Courtenay V9N 3L7, leave a message at 250-334-3168, e-mail laketrailvision@gmail.com, visit  www.laketrailconnect.ca or check it out on FaceBook.

— Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections

Just Posted

Comox Valley Chamber looks back on recent achievements

Chamber of Commerce Week Feb. 18-22

What to do on Family Day in the Comox Valley

Looking for something to do this Family Day? Here are some suggestions:Courtenay… Continue reading

Deported Courtenay man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Highland Secondary student wins Horatio Alger scholarship

Jenna Leggett grew up on Read Island where there was no electricity and no roads to her home

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Steelhead LNG stops work on Kwispaa LNG project near Bamfield

Huu-ay-aht First Nations ‘deeply disappointed; Steelhead says funding is the problem

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read