Detail from an advertisement for the Living History speaker series in last Thursday’s issue of the News Bulletin.

Nanaimo’s ‘Living History’ isn’t being forgotten

City announces return of speaker series for one night Nov. 19

Citizens have a chance to hear how and why some other longtime residents chose Nanaimo.

The City of Nanaimo and Seniors Connect are hosting a Living History speaker series event this Tuesday, Nov. 19, called Choosing Nanaimo.

The evening, described in a city press release as a “celebration event,” will feature “prominent Nanaimo residents sharing their stories of living and moving to Nanaimo.”

Speakers will include Craig Taylor, author of Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now and Return to Akenfield; Joan Brown, Snuneymuxw First Nation chief administrative officer; and Gunter Gutsche, an 89-year-old longboarder and post-war German immigrant. Carol Matthews, author of Questions for Ariadne and Minerva’s Owl, will introduce the speakers.

Mayor Leonard Krog said in a press release that Tuesday’s event is a special celebration of the past 19 speaker series events in recent years.

“This free event is a wonderful opportunity for community members to hear fascinating stories of the personal histories of people living in our community and about why Nanaimo is a special place to them,” Krog said.

After the speakers, there will be a reception with light refreshments and video highlights of previous speakers.

The event is 6:30-8 p.m. at the Shaw Auditorium at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses after assault leaves man with broken facial bones

Incident occurred 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, near Superstore, say police

Scouting report promising for Nanaimo Clippers with training camp around the corner

BCHL scouts Island Division champs as league anticipates 2020-21 season

Two motorcycles crash on Nanaimo’s Terminal Avenue, one rider injured

Collision happened at 9 a.m. Thursday near Cypress Street intersection

Sport performance centre’s physically distanced fitness program fuels food bank

Prime Sport Performance and Therapy presents $3,000 to Loaves and Fishes

Regional District of Nanaimo exploring mountain biking as an economic driver

Nanaimo Hospitality Association executive says coordinated trail network could lead to job creation

578 British Columbians currently infected with COVID-19

Seventy-eight new cases confirmed in past 24 hours

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 12

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

Captive fawn seized from Island home

Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

Pandemic could be driving more parents to get on board with flu shot: study

University of B.C. study gauges willingness for parents to vaccinate children for influenza

Watchdog clears Okanagan RCMP in death of man after arrest over alleged stolen pizzas

The man died in hospital after having difficulty breathing and broken ribs

Have you seen Berleen? B.C. pig destined for sanctuary goes missing

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

Health Canada says several kids hospitalized after eating edible pot products

People warned not to store cannabis products where children can find them

‘It’s not just about me’: McKenna cites need to protect politicians from threats

Police investigation was launched after someone yelled obscenities at a member of McKenna’s staff

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

First study of its kind in the U.S. to figure out whether existing lanes or shoulders could be used

Most Read