Last night Annette Library, Lower Level, Committee Room 1 – A Short History of Haida Gwaii

M~ QCI1214-GW44-1West Toronto Junction Historical Society talk

This talk has taken place now

Thursday, January 7, 2010

7:30 p.m. Refreshments 7:50 p.m. Business Meeting
8:20 p.m. A Short History of Haida Gwaii (more commonly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands). Gib Goodfellow
will illustrate his talk with images recorded by Phyllis Goodfellow and Lynn Wiggan on their excursion to these
isolated and scenic islands north of Vancouver Island in June of this year. Haida Gwaii is composed of two principal
islands. The southern most has a small community, an airport and numerous historic Haida sites which have been
vacated since the small pox epidemics of the 19th century. Some are open to the public and exist within a unique
partnership between Parks Canada and the Haida people. The north island contains most of the current population
and economic activity, as well at the six larger communities.

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