Campbell River, British Columbia
Museum at Campbell River


SPRING EVENTS 2003

Fly Tying Made Easy (Youth Workshop)
Saturday, March 15th, 12 pm - 4 pm
From this workshop, participants will take home all the flies they can tie, all the equipment needed to do more (vise, scissors, bob-bin, hackle pliers, etc), and loads of ideas about other successful patterns. Instructor Brad Root shows how to tie flies that Roderick Haig-Brown used in the Campbell and Quinsam Rivers.
For youth 11 years and up. Fee of $65 includes all equipment/materials ($35 if participant supplies own equipment)
Pre-register by Wednesday, March 12th

Yo-Yo Making (Spring Break Workshop)
Wednesday, March 19th, 2 pm - 4 pm
Make and decorate your own customized yo-yo! Exciting metallic colours and stickers spin together to form new designs when the yo-yo is used. You'll learn more tricks and discover more secrets as you have fun with your yo-yo all year long.
For youth 8 - 12 years Fee of $12 includes materials. Pre-register by Saturday March 15th

A War Orphan's Story
Saturday, April 5th, 1:30 pm
Born in Poland in 1931, Robbie Waisman came to Canada to build a new life following the devastation of World War II. He shares his personal experiences in this talk, which is presented in conjunction with the special exhibit, Open Hearts - Closed Doors, chroni-cling the lives of Jewish war orphans brought to this country after the war. $6

Wish You Were Here - Life on Vancouver Island in Historical Postcards
Thursday, April 10th, 7 pm
Windows on the past, pictures that tell a story: "real-photo postcards" were an art form of the early 20th century. Author Peter Grant offers fascinating glimpses of a vanished era through images that document our social history. $6

Russian Folk Art (workshop)
Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th,
12 pm - 5 pm
Learn to paint Matryoshkas, the famous Russian nesting dolls. After this two-day workshop with instructor Anita Mooney, you'll take home your own set of seven charming wooden dolls. For beginner and advanced painters.
$70 Dolls, paints and brushes supplied.
Pre-register by Wednesday, April 9th

Beyond Nootka: A Historical Perspective of Vancouver Island Mountains
Wednesday, April 23th , 7 pm
Mountaineer and author Lindsay Elm gives an illustrated presentation on the discovery and exploration of Vancouver Island's spec-tacular mountains and the history of beautiful Strathcona Park. $6

Voyages of Hope
Sunday, April 27th, 1 pm
The "bride ships" of the 1860s brought more than a hundred single women to an unknown destiny on Vancouver Island. Their lives were to have an important part in the shaping of this province. Author Peter Johnson describes "a tale of miners and murderers, of racism and respectability, of family and faith." $6

Fly Tying Made Easy (Adult Workshop)
Saturday, April 26th , 12 pm - 4 pm
Take home all the flies you can tie, equipment needed to do more (vise, scissors, bobbin, hackle pliers, etc), and ideas for other successful patterns.
Fee of $65 includes all equipment/materials ($35 if participant supplies own equipment)
Pre-register by Wednesday, April 23rd

Cast Away - An Introduction to Fly Fishing (Youth Workshop)
Saturday, May 3rd 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Emulate Roderick Haig-Brown and cast away. Discover the fine art of fly-fishing with proper casting techniques, under the expert instruction of Ian Muirhead.
For youth 11 years and up
$80 - instructor supplies all equipment
Pre-register by Wednesday, April 30th

Cast Away - An Introduction to Fly Fishing (Adult Workshop)
Sunday, May 4th 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instruction by Ian Muirhead as previously described, but for adult participants
$80 - instructor supplies all equipment
Pre-register by Wednesday, April 30th

Upstarts and Outcasts
Wednesday, May 7th, 7 pm
The city of Victoria's past may not be as proper as legends have it ---- but it was a lot more colourful. Author Valerie Green shares entertaining stories about saloon-keepers, housemaids, actors and brothel-owners. $6

Go Fly a Kite
Saturday, May 10th, 2 pm - 4pm
Children learn basic kite-making during this fun afternoon workshop. Each participant will have a finished kite to take home, plus the skills to make many more!
$10
Pre-register by Wednesday, May 7th


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