• Peninsula Pursuits

Would you like to know more about the interests of the people who live and work in your community? This series of stimulating lectures will introduce you to a variety of topics. Register for a single session or receive a discounted fee if you sign up for all three sessions.

Refund Policy

A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from a course prior to the course start date. For courses with more than one class, a refund, less a minimum $15 administrative fee may be issued if you withdraw prior to the second class. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.

Sessions

Radioactivity in our Ocean: Fukushima and Its Impact on the Pacific (at Mary Winspear Centre)

Three nuclear core meltdowns occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami on March 11, 2011. Most of the contamination from the site ended up in the Pacific Ocean where prevailing currents were expected to bring these radioactive isotopes to British Columbian waters.
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The 18th Century Spanish Exploration of the Pacific Northwest (at Mary Winspear Centre)

The Spanish presence in the Pacific Northwest was brief: twenty two years passed between the voyages of captains Juan Pérez (1774) and José Tovar y Tamariz (1796).
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Sidney, BC – Boat Town! (at Mary Winspear Centre)

Although known as Canada’s only Book Town, Sidney-by-the-Sea is also a thriving marine town. The first boat building shop was opened in the 1890s and today Sidney is home to an abundance of marine-related businesses, including full-service marinas, chandlery, yacht concierge service, and custom boat building. Get to know the history – and the current breadth – of the marine industry in Sidney.
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