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Farms & Folks History Book

Calling All Residents of Cedar & Area!

Through a grant from Canada 150, there is a history book in the making!

If you or your family live in: Cedar, Yellow Point, North Oyster, Boat Harbour and Cedar-By-The-Sea…

If you own a business or have a historical story about this area, we want to hear from you! Inside will be stories and family histories from the residents of the area, as well as contributions from the Nanaimo and Ladysmith Archives.

With your stories, photos and artifacts, we will assemble a print and digital book filled with accounts from old-timers, photos of days gone by, local clubs and organizations, as well as contemporary histories of the areas shops and businesses.

Volunteers from the community and TAKE 5 Publishing will coordinate and produce the book on behalf of the Cedar School and Community Enhancement Society’s (CSCES) Cedar Heritage Centre. This book will be published as print-on-demand with all proceeds going to the Cedar Heritage Centre.

Photographs! Yes, please! Please include any photographs that show the early days, activities and members in the community. If you are submitting digital images please use a resolution of 300 dpi. All photographs will be handled with care and respect and will be returned to the owners once the project is finished. (download the Photo / Artifact Intake form here)

Here’s how to get involved. There are many ways you can be part of the journey:

-Volunteer to collect photos, research and interview (download Volunteer Time Sheet here)

-Talk to your neighbours and tell them about the project

-Piece together a story that we can use (download business / organization Questionnaire here)

-Assemble a history of your family, with names, dates, and properties going back…

(download family / farms long Questionnaire here)

or for a more brief form (download family / farms short Questionnaire here)

Deadline is July 15, 2017!
Any questions? Please call the TAKE 5 office for Marina Sacht or Angie Haslam 250-245-7015 or after 4pm and weekends 250-756-8892. Email: editor [at] take5 [dot] ca