Update from the Executive
Welcome to new President, Leona Matte. Welcome to new Board members Chelsea Forseth, Eva Hilborn and Mary Smith.
Who are we?
Leona Matte: After working on the oral history videos two years ago, whereby we interviewed about twelve people about their memories of growing up and living here, I became quite interested in this little town by the sea. I find knowing the history of a place helps me appreciate it's character so much more and fills my imagination.
Brian Taylor: Semi-retired Engineer's dream, helping in a museum full of old stuff that still works, "If they would let me turn things on." (-:
Mary Ellen Campbell: Mary Ellen loves💕committee work; presently a Board Member of Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum, Knox United Church, Oceanside Classical Concerts, Artworx (watch for it in September) and just completed a five year term with Oceanside Arts Council.
Lynn Brown: She is happy to be back on the board after a 6 year absence and looking forward to getting the finances back on track so Mrs. Craig’s wonderful legacy is not squandered.
Eva Hilborn: After joining the Parksville Historical Society in 1994, she arranged the monthly meeting Speakers for 15 years. She is happy to be back on the Board of Trustees .
Mary Smith: She has been a member for nearly 20 years and a board member several times in the past She is sincere in her desire to preserve the history of the area and the heritage village at Craig Heritage Park.
Chelsea Forseth: A recent Anthropology graduate at Vancouver Island University with a passion for museums works full-time at the Nanaimo Museum and volunteers in social media, collections and exhibits at the Parksville Museum.