Carol Wells: Some Interesting Facts about Genealogy

Have you ever wondered where you came from, so to speak?  Our November speaker may be able to answer some of your questions.  Carol Wells, an ElderCollege instructor, will be telling us how she got into the world of genealogy, how you can start exploring your family tree and some of the pitfalls you may…

Renée Caulder: Volunteer Coordinator, SOS

Report of October Guest Speaker: Renée Caulder Whether you are a lonely senior, a teen who needs affordable graduation wear or a child who needs tutoring in math , SOS is there for residents of District 69.  On October 5th, guest speaker, Renée Caulder, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, took us through the history of SOS…

David Maas: Vancouver Island History Comes to Life

Our September speaker, David Maas, originally from Ontario, moved to Vancouver Island over 20 years ago.  With a natural curiosity and interest in everything, his readings and research have resulted in a deep understanding and love of Vancouver Island history which he shared with us. Who knew, for example, that geology shows Vancouver Island came…

Mich Pambrun & Rick Fields: Vancouver Island’s wine and spirit industry

“Petit Milo, “Sauvignette”, “Cabernet Libre” were some wine varietals most of us had never even heard of.  Vancouver Island’s unique cool coastal climate requires special knowledge when it comes to wine-making…(Teaser) Local Sommellier, Mich Pambrun, presented us with some interesting details about these processes, taking us on a virtual trip to Unsworth Winery, where the…

Lisa Leger: A Sensible Look at Natural Medicine

Northwest Bay PROBUS | Lisa Leger: A Sensible Look at Natural Medicine Lisa Leger, the Natural Health Consultant at Parksville Pharmasave, helped guide us through the quagmire of information out there to build a bridge between conventional medicine and natural approaches to health. Lisa discussed preventative strategies like diet and lifestyle and the use of…

Byron Horner: Great Bear Rainforest

Upon completing university, Byron Horner and Ian McAllister, long- standing best friends, chose career paths that went off in completely different directions:  Byron to become a corporate lawyer and businessman; Ian an environmentalist, photographer and film maker.  Many years later fate re-connected them for the making of IMAX film: The Great Bear Rainforest when Byron,…