Winter Solstice Story Telling

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

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

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

What could be better during the holidays than listening to a good story?  As part of this years’ 'Festival of Trees', the public is invited to attend a special afternoon of storytelling at the Museum at Campbell River on Saturday, December 21.  In all, three stories will be told for various ages.  From 1:30 pm to 2 pm, a reading for young children will take place in the Willows Hotel by graphic designer Alex Witcombe.  Witcombe will be reading the recently published local storybook “The Great Plastic Round-Up” written by a collective of authors known as the Cascadian Crusaders.  At the same time, Laurie North will tell winter tales to ‘Warm the Heart and Light the Way’ in the Changing Gallery.  These stories are for everyone eight years old and up.  Then from 2:30 pm to 3 pm, local historian Jeanette Taylor will be telling the story of the ‘Big Snow of 1890’.    Taylor is the author of several books including ‘River City: A History of Campbell River’ and ‘Tidal Passages: A History of the Discovery Islands’.  This ‘Winter Solstice Celebration’ will also feature the announcement of the People’s Choice Award for the Festival of Trees at 2:00 p.m.  This is a free event to celebrate the spirit of Holiday Stories!