Wednesday, September 16, 2015

You are invited: Bringing History Home

Dear Residents of Saanich South,

It is my privilege to invite you to a very special (and free!) evening event on Thursday October the 1st.

Professor Jack Lohman, the CEO of the Royal BC Museum, as well as two of the museum's top curators, Dr Kathryn Bridge and Dr Martha Black, will share and discuss rarely seen treasures from the museum's extraordinary collection.

Professor Lohman - an entertaining and erudite speaker - will also give a talk about our province's "intangible culture": the languages, songs, stories and folklore that define British Columbia.

This is my fifth large-scale "Community Gathering" as your Member of the Legislative Assembly. My goal with these events is to bring people together for an enjoyable event that also raises awareness about important ideas.

It is a great honour to work with the Royal BC Museum! This is the first event of this kind that they are doing and it will likely become a model for other constituencies around the province. The museum's collections includes more than seven million items, many of which are rarely seen. We are very fortunate that three of the finest minds from this world-class museum are bringing select treasures into the heart of Saanich and joining us for an intimate evening to discuss their historical and cultural significance.

The event runs from 7-9pm and is taking place at a landmark location in this constituency, the elegant Beach House restaurant in Cordova Bay. 5109 Cordova Bay Road. There will  be complimentary desserts and tea and coffee.

The event is free, but space is limited and your place must be reserved by picking up a ticket at my Constituency Office, 4085-B Quadra Street during regular office hours, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday to Thursday.  (The office is occasionally closed during those times for outside events or meetings so you may want to call ahead, 250 479 4154).

We are also providing a related learning event on the same day for grades 11 and 12 students event at Claremont Secondary School.

Warm regards,

Lana Popham
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saanich South