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Daily Noon Cannon Firing

Bastion is Now Open

 The Nanaimo Museum has been fortunate enough to host a variety of unique events, receptions,as well as literary and photography launchs through out the years. With exciting new opportunities to attend guest curator lectures, and participate in unique cultural events the Nanaimo Museum offers engaging and informative events for all community members. Listed below are current and coming events happening at the museum.

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Speaker Series #3 - Departure Bay in the 1880s
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014                                                                         Time: 3:00pm

Lynne Bowen, will be giving a presentation on life in Departure Bay during the 1880s.  Bowen's presentation will feature stories from her book Three Dollar Dreams including how the coal wharf changed the area and the luxury home built for James Dunsmuir's family.She will also give the audience a sneak peek into her experiences as a writer, including research for a book that was not published.  Lynne's presentation is on Wednesday, April 23 at 3:00 pm.  Pre-registration is not required, admission by donation.

Naomi Wakan - Memoir Workshop
Saturday, April 26th 2014                                                                               Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Have you Started your Memoirs Yet?

Naomi Beth Wakan, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo, has eventually got around to writing hers and would be delighted to discuss with you why you are procrastinating, what might be worth putting in (or throwing out), and how happy you will be when you have finished them. Naomi’s presentations are fun and encouraging.  She is the author of more than 50 books (her memoirs just out is Some Sort of Life) and is experienced in helping people look back into their past.  As she says, “Everyone counts for someone and is a star in their own life.” Admission is by donation. Please register by email (admin@nanaimomuseum.ca) or phone 250-753-1821 by
Thursday April 24th to reserve your spot.

Book Launch - Dark Moon Walking by R.J. McMillen
Saturday, May 10th 2014                                                                               Time: 2:00pm

"They have little in common. They don’t even like each other. But when a life hangs in the balance, these two men from very different cultures find their distinct knowledge and skills are the perfect mix.”

Dark Moon Walking, the first book in the Dan Connor Mystery series, is set on our beautiful west coast. It features ex-RCMP officer Dan Connor, who lost his wife to the job and who is trying to lose himself among the remote islands north of Port Hardy, and Kwakwaka’wakw Native, Walker, whom Dan arrested ten years before the start of the story, and who has returned to his
village to try and find his roots and learn the traditional ways of his people.

The book will be launched at the Nanaimo Museum on May 10th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. There will be a brief reading, followed by a question and answer period, and book signing. Drinks and snacks provided.

Bastion Opens for the Summer Season
Friday, May 16th, 2014                                                                                   Time: 10:00am

The iconic HBC Bastion opens for the summer season on Friday May 16th. Join us for the daily noon cannon firing! For more information on the Bastion, please click here.

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