Sunday, May 08, 2011

History Away - BC Historical Federation conference

This weekend I've been attending the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) conference in Powell River, BC, Canada. It's been a great few days for everyone with lots of tours exploring the history of this area, meeting up with old friends, and even relaxing a bit.

Last night's banquet was in the charming and spacious Dwight Hall, built by the Powell River Company in 1927, in the company townsite. Originally the dance floor was meant for 800 people! and a library and lodge rooms were below. The townsite itself is now designated as a Canadian National Historic District. Learn more about it from the Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River.

I can certainly recommend you visit the Laughing Oyster Restaurant, if you're up this way. Chef David Bowes gave us a fabulous banquet! We've had great food before at BCHF conferences, but this dinner will certainly stand out in our history.
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