Local Voices: Holiday 1909 with Lid Hawkins
Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.Free
In 1909, four members of the BC Mountaineering Club hiked into the Seymour Creek watershed to map the area and have some fun while they were at it, their packs loaded with supplies, photography and surveying equipment, watercolour paints, a rifle and … a pie. During their expedition, they battled clouds of mosquitoes, dodged bears and cougars, climbed some more, met the miners of Jungle Town, and set off for home, a return journey as arduous as the ascent.
Charles Chapman kept a journal with poems, cartoons, hand-drawn maps, and a collection of photographs of the glorious mountain views. Chapman’s granddaughter, Lid Hawkins, transformed these into a visual record of this grand adventure and a book, Holiday 1909. (Holiday 1909 is available at Red Horses in West Vancouver and MONOVA.)
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