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Join Trevor Marc Hughes for an illustrated presentation of Hamilton Mack Laing’s previously unpublished memoir, Riding the Continent, at 7pm on Tuesday, June 11 at the Courtenay & District Museum. Laing, who built two houses in Comox and lived here for many decades, was an illustrious early British Columbia writer and naturalist. But few know him as how he described himself in his mid-thirties: a motorcycle-naturalist. For several years beginning in 1914, Laing used the motorcycle to access the natural world, believing it gave him a distinct advantage over other forms of transportation. During this period in his life, he would take on a transcontinental journey, riding across the United States from Brooklyn to Oakland in 1915. Riding the Continent tells the story of a pioneering motorcyclist and independently thinking naturalist as well as an unusual road trip. As Laing put it, “the lure of the unending road is a call that will not be denied.” Laing’s tale explores the beauty of North America’s bird life, describes the sights, scenery and people he encountered, and takes us along for the ride on a 1915 Harley-Davidson he named Barking Betsy. Laing’s legacy lives on in his gifting of his house and property to the […]
Riding the Continent
This year marks the 49th Annual Market Day in Downtown Courtenay -Saturday July 20 from 9am to 6pm Downtown Courtenay streets will be the place to be as it is the 49th Annual Market Day. Downtown Courtenay be brimful with over 100 vendors with handmade, one-of-a-kind products from regional artisans and crafters paired along side you favourite downtown shops that will be offering some of the best deals . Please stay tuned for more information! Click here for more information about the event. Interested in being a vendor? Click here for Market Day Application 2019 , Register Online or contact [email protected]
49th Annual Market Day
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Downtown Courtenay Mural Project
We would like to thank our founding sponsors and businesses. Flywheel Studios Done Creative Benjamin Moore House of Colour Hitec Brazen ABC Printing Central Builders Home Hardware Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce We welcome you to be a supporter of our Downtown Courtenay Mural Project. The first project will create a pictorial history of the Leung Family and their long farming and storefront history. Donations to the project can be purchased here. Donate $20 Donate $50 Donate $100 Donate Custom Amount