northern Salish Sea tour

A few of the reviews from Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Campbell River and Comox May 9, 10, 11, 12.

"What a wonderful evening - beautiful stories, so much information - too little time to cover it all." Connie Brill

"An amazing presentation about an amazing life that BC owes so much to." Lynne Jordan, Cortes Museum

"What a man! What stories! What inspiration! Sabina Mense

"Fabulous talk...Fabulous book." Martha Abelson

"Wow wonderful. Can't wait to read the book." Laurel Bohart

"The stories of Ian brought tears to my eyes - the courage, the dedication & immensity of his work is beyond words. His contribution to our province is beyond compare." Christine Robinson.

"Fantastic presentation but way too short. I was ready to listen for many more hours." Jerzy Zagroba

"What a fantastic talk and I learned a huge amount in just this taster of the book." Cynthia Bendickson

"We came to hear Briony speak knowing absolutely nothing about/never heard of Ian McTaggart Cowan. Her hour of stories from the Real Thing was a wonderful introduction to a brillian man and, for us, a previously unknown period in history." Trudy Beaton

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Thanks to Nancy Kendal of the Cortes Museum and Archives Society, Sabina Mense of Friends of Cortes Island for intro and hospitality, Barb van Orden of Quadra Island Library and Robin at Book Bonanaza, Libby King of Greenways Land Trust and the Campbell River Library and Coho Books, Andrew Nikkiforuk for the introduction and hospitality, Loys Maingon Comox Valley Naturalists and Ora and Evelyn at Laughing Oyster and everyone with BC Nature who were a great audience. Special thanks to the Mack Laing Heritage Society for support and the Environmental History Literary Award and doing so much to promote the heritage of BC's great ecologists and our identity as a culture of conservation in BC.

Funding Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our Funding partners and local bookstores.