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"A History of Shiyahwt / Ganges, Salt Spring Island"

Ganges 1930The Salt Spring Island Historical Society will have it’s first meeting this year on September 11, 2013 at 2 PM at Central Hall.  Chris Arnett will present a program on "A History of Shiyahwt / Ganges, Salt Spring Island".  This will trace the First Nations and early settler history of what is now downtown Ganges -- one of the longest continually occupied places on Salt Spring Island.

Chris is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, He has become known as a knowledgeable student of many of the West Coast native traditions and has studied the First Nations history in this coastal region.  It promises to be an informative and interesting perspective of  First Nations settlement patterns and the early colonial period on Salt Spring Island

All are invited to attend. Memberships are due at this meeting. The annual fee is $15 and subscriptions to the History BC magazine are also available. Tea and Coffee will follow.

We are operating from our new Archives and are open to the public. Also we will be starting our “Legacy Fund” campaign to “preserve the History of Salt Spring Island.” Charitable donations will be accepted at our regular meetings until Christmas or at our Website where we have a donation site available.

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Central Hall at 2 Pm on September 11, 2013. 

Tea and Coffee with follow the presentation along with Questions and Answers.

All are welcome

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