Vision Becomes Reality

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Summer (May 18 - Sept 30)
Daily : 10am - 5pm

Winter (Oct. 1 - May 17)
Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

By the late 1970s the Museum, located in the Centennial Building, was quickly outgrowing its space and the Museum Society began campaigning for a “New Museum”.  In the midst of the economic recession of the 1980s an ambitious vision for a new building to house the Museum was forged.  They believed that a museum should be much more than a place to view relics from the past and was central to the continuing development of Campbell River.  A vibrant new museum would contribute to making the community a desirable place in which to live and work, as well as a place to visit. It would take over 18 years but in February of 1994, with the opening of a purpose-built museum at 470 Island Highway their vision became reality.   

This story was recently captured by Museum staff in a video documentary entitled Vision Becomes Reality: The Making of the Museum at Campbell River.  Please join Museum Executive Director, Sandra Parrish on Saturday, October 20 at 1pm for a talk and special screening of this film which chronicles the journey of turning the vision for the Museum at Campbell River into reality.  Following the film there will be an opportunity for discussion.

The cost of the talk is $7 per person.