We invite you to join us for a special heritage fundraising banquet and auction on August 16, 2014 at the Tee Box restaurant, located at the Comox Golf Club.
The evening will feature a gourmet meal by Tee Box owner and Chef Adrian. Menu details are available on the Society’s website (macklaingsociety.ca). Doors open at 6:15 pm, and will feature selections from 40 Knots Winery available by the glass for purchase. Enjoy complimentary cheese from Natural Pastures Cheese Company with your wine as you view the many unique items for auction donated by local individuals and businesses.
The silent/live auction will include over 65 items, some with historical significance. Among our special items for auction we have a print donated by Robert Bateman, Canadian naturalist, educator, and painter. As well, we have an autographed book by 2013 Nobel Prize winner, Alice Munro, donated by her daughter Sheila. Betty Brooks, daughter-in-law of the internationally known naturalist and artist Allan Brooks, has donated several prints and books that belonged to him. Other items include original art from local artists, various gift baskets, certificates, and much more. A list of auction items is posted on our Society’s web page. During the evening, participants of the event will hear selected readings from Munro’s work and Mack Laing’s unpublished manuscript “Baybrook: Life’s Great Adventure” and have a chance to chat with people who knew Mack Laing.
The Mack Laing Heritage Society of the ComoxValley was established to save and preserve a heritage home sitting on an idyllic public property at the end of Baybrook Drive, Comox. Located on the K’ómoks Estuary facing the BeaufortRange, Baybrook is Mack Laing’s first house in Comox. The Society’s goals are: to fulfill Mack’s wishes ” to create a natural history museum (interpretive & centre) in his home”; to establish a focus for conservation tourism in the Comox Valley and to inform and educate young and old about the rich natural history of the Comox Valley. The late Hamilton Mack Laing is without question, one of the best internationally known residents of Vancouver Island.
Come join us for this special evening, open your pocketbooks, find some new treasures, and help us preserve this ComoxValley heritage home. Tickets cost $45 and are available at the Blue Heron bookstore in Comox, the Laughing Oyster bookstore in Courtenay, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.