Announcements for June 2019

Trevor Marc Hughes has edited one of Mack Laing’s unpublished manuscripts. ‘Riding the Continent’ is being published by Ronsdale Press and will be for sale in July 2019. Richard Mackie, author of the only biography of Mack Laing (Hamilton Mack Laing, Hunter – Naturalist;1985, Sono Niss Press) wrote the forward.

The first person account by Laing was titled ‘The Transcontinentalist’ and is a detailed account of his motorcycle trip from New York City to Oregon in the early 1920s.  Laing rode the first Harley Davidson motorcycle model produced. The book was introduced at a special reading on June 11, 2019 at the Courtenay Museum.


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On Saturday, June 22nd, MLHS will join a community yard sale at the townhouse development at 2140- 20th Street, Courtenay (west of Willemar). Our tables will be at #27, at the end of the street. Artwork, collectibles, books and other quality items will be offered for sale. This is a fundraiser for the MLHS.

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The MLHS will hold its ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Courtenay Library Meeting Room. Everyone is welcome.