What’s the story behind all those buildings and signs we pass regularly? Time to find out! Learn more about our community’s history through a fun scavenger hunt.
When? On Family Day, February 15th, 2021.
Scavenger Hunt Questions
- In 1898, you get a bed, breakfast and dinner for $1.95. What is the name of this building?
- This was the first church built in 1894. What saint was it named after?
- In 1969, Pauline Touzeau was named Parksville’s Citizen of the Year. Where is the building named after her
- Parksville’s first school was built in 1891. When enrollment increased, Mrs. Ann Hirst gave the land for a larger school to be built. It was open until 1977. What is it used for now
- The Snaw naw as First Nation gave the name Es-hw Sme~nts to this community park in Nanoose Bay. What does the name mean?
- After World War I, the Women’s Institute selected Memorial Avenue as a memorial to those men from Parksville who died overseas during the war. What did they plant on both sides of the street in memory of the men?
- What golf course was built in 1913 and designed by golf architect Vernon Macan?
- Who was Coombs named after
- Alexander Duncan McRae purchased 260 acres to build his family retreat ‘Eaglecrest.’ What is the barn now used as?
- A sect of Russian Doukhobors formed a commune in what local area?
Bonus question: What is the significance of Nelson Parks, the area’s first postmaster?
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