We continue to reflect on the history and intergenerational harm of colonialism and residential schools. We remember and honour the Indigenous individuals, families and communities who have been affected by this injustice. Every Child Matters.
COVID Poetry Project
Over the past months, we’ve asked the community to share their poetry with us.
Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, these authors of all ages reflect on our new normal and life in Qualicum Beach.
Join us for QB Reads, a festival celebrating local writers and creativity. Stay tuned for more events!
This year will feature local and Vancouver Island authors G. Michael Smith, John MacFarlane, Kirsty Elliot, John Beaton and Shanon Sinn.
Visit the traveling bilingual exhibit ‘Broken Promises‘ from the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre until September 3rd.
Grounded in research from Landscapes of Injustice – a 7 year multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, community engaged project, this exhibit explores the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s. It illuminates the loss of home and the struggle for justice of one racially marginalized community. The story unfolds by following seven narrators. Learn about life for Japanese Canadians in Canada before war, the administration of their lives during and after war ends, and how legacies of dispossession continue to this day.
Oral History Theatres
The Qualicum Beach Museum has two short documentaries based on recordings of local oral histories of Qualicum Beach. The making of these involved interviewing several descendants of local pioneers, videotaping the interviews, and compiling countless hours of amazing stories and collective memories.
The QB museum is located right across from the E&N Railway station on Beach Road and has a magnificent view of the ocean. The grounds consist of a small garden where the statue of Guiseppe Roat (made by local carver François Mongeau in 2012), better known as the Hermit, presides. The Hermit was born in the Tyrolean Alps in 1882, and as a young man traveled widely before coming to Qualicum sometime in the early 1920s.
“The mission of the Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society is to acquire, preserve and present the social and natural history of the Qualicum Beach area in a manner in which the whole community will be interested, supportive, and proud.”
We gratefully acknowledge the operational support of the BC Arts Council.
October through May
Tuesday and Thursday 1-4
June through September
Tuesday to Saturday from 10-4
Suggested: $5 for Adults
$2 for Children