Past Nanaimo Event: VOL 2

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Cultural Journey with Snuneymuxw First Nations

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Experience the Snuneymuxw First Nations through the eyes of Tribal Elder Geraldine Manson. This emotional presentation invites us to reflect on the past while looking to the present, and future of our relationship with the Snuneymuxw.

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The Chinese Restaurant

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

The Chinese restaurant is an iconic example of Asian-pacific influence in current culture. Take a trip into Nanaimo's past with Imogene Lim, and explore Chinese influence in our city theough the eyes of immigrant settlers, and multi-generation families that helped shape our present, and future. 

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Founded on retail

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Explore the influence of retail marketplaces and how they shape our urban environments with Dr. Pam Shaw.

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Remnants of the Past

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

In Remnants of the Past, Fred Jeffery mixes humour, philosophy and history to tell a story about change. The past 150 years have taken the land, waters and people in and around what we now call Nanaimo on a trying journey, often overlooking the health and diversity of people and nature in the name of economic growth. While recognizing the darker side of our past, Fred highlights the hope and examples of inspiration that promise a more inspiring future for this city.

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Ghost Stories

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Places and objects inhabited or used by people of long ago carry stories kept alive by the exhibits and tours at the Nanaimo Museum. Aimee Greenaway shares her passion for history and narrates the stories of several Nanaimoites whose lives are no longer but whose memory live on through records and artifacts: the pin of the first Chinese-Canadian registered nurse, the life of a prostitute born on Fraser Street, a Snuneymuxw story stone excavated in Departure Bay, the cult of Brother XII… Listen and learn!

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18 Things I Love About Nanaimo

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Join Christine Muetzner in a journey through Nanaimo's history as she takes us through the Nanaimo Archives. In this presentation, Christine shares her 20 years' of archival experience and shines a light on the importance of the archives for Nanaimo's past, present, and future. 

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Brewed Awakenings

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Join Sean Enns, writer, local food advocate, and student of beer history on a tour of Nanamo's colourful, brewing past, present, and future.

Roger Farr
Communications, Inner Island Psychogeographical Association in New Babylon
Sean Enns
Marketer, writer, communicator in Nanaimo
Pam Shaw
Professor, Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo
Christine Meutzner
Archivist in Nanaimo
Imogene Lim
Professor, Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo
Aimee Greenaway
Interpretation Curator, Nanaimo Museum in Nanaimo
Geraldine Manson
VIU Elder-in-Resident , VIU in Nanaimo