Victoria Book Launch

Grandville Island Publishing, Munro books, and Bard & Banker sponsored the book launch of Cedar, Salmon and Weed in Victoria, BC on Wednesday Feb 25th.  A good time was had by all!  A few photos of Louis at the book launch below for your enjoyment.  See  Facebook for more!  (Photos courtesy of Marc Phillips.)        
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2 thoughts on “Victoria Book Launch”

  1. I enjoyed reading Louis’ book, it was written in such a captivating style that I finished it in a couple of days. This got me thinking and I asked Louis if he would be willing to write a book about the history of the Bamfield Marine Station, which has been part of Bamfield for nearly 50 years. Louis being one of the few people left who were there at the time of conception of the Marine Station would be the ideal person to write this in the style of Cedar, Salmon and Weed. After passing the idea back and forth a couple of times, Louis said this would be far too much work for anyone and I agree.

    I still think the history of the Marine Station needs to be written down in a style that would appeal to a wide range of readers. Much like R Bruce Scott’s books on the Cable Station, the book would be a testimony of times gone by, and changes in small coastal community. Therefore instead of expecting one person to write such a book, I propose a different approach and it would be great to get people’s opinions.

    Louis could act as an editor of the book. He writes the introduction and a chapter on the concept and building of the first stage of BMS. Then other people provide chapters to go into the book with ideas that intertwine the Station with the biology of marine life and the going’s on in Bamfield community told with text and pictures. I would think that for this to work, there might need to be a basic framework for each chapter with different people covering different aspects. There have been several long term staff members at BMS who would make excellent candidates to write such chapters.

    I think it is important to record the evolution of Canada’s premier marine lab, before many of the stories are lost along with the people.

    It would be great to get a discussion topic going….

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