Award-winning author set to launch next book

Those Island People is a collection of stories about interesting and often-unknown Vancouver Islanders.

Award-winning author Lynne Bowen is set to launch her latest book.

Those Island People is a collection of stories about interesting and often-unknown Vancouver Islanders.

The Cumberland Museum and Archives welcomes you to a reading and signing on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. as a part of our Heritage Day activities.

Those Island People was inspired by a monthly column Lynne Bowen wrote for the Times-Colonist newspaper 10 years ago. The stories cover a diverse group of people in regions all over Vancouver Island.

Each column was devoted to a person who lived on Vancouver Island but whose story was not widely known, including gold seekers and gamblers, former slaves and veteran soldiers, missionaries and rabble-rousers.

Lynne Bowen has written six books previous to Those Island People, including Boss Whistle, which features many stories from Cumberland’s mining years.

The Cumberland Museum will be open by donation from 10 to 5:30 this Saturday in joint celebration with the Heritage Fair and Lantern Festival.

In addition to the book launch, the museum is offering The Forgotten Town of Union guided walking tour, a guided tour of the museum, and a Last Chance Lantern Making workshop in advance of the lantern parade that evening! All events are by donation.

For more information, contact the museum at 250-336-2445 or visit www.cumberlandmuseum.ca/events.

— Cumberland Museum and Archives

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