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.