This year, the Honeymoon Bay Heritage Day takes place on May 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Honeymoon Bay hall dining room. Event coordinators will be providing a light lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The event is a chance to meet with locals and browse through knick-knacks and historical artifacts from Honeymoon Bay and across the country.
Maureen Loebus is one of the locals who will have her collection of antiques and Canadiana spanning the last 100 years.
Among the items she will have on display, Loebus will being showing off her father’s WWI dog tags, ration books from WWII, old medicine bottles, Eaton’s perfume sachets from 60 or 70 years ago and many other items.
Loebus says that all of her artifacts are items she bought at garage sales and auctions when she lived in the Maritimes before she moved to the Cowichan Lake area 18 years ago. She enjoys the chance to show them off, as she has no place to display them at home, and they sit in boxes in her garage. She says that between herself and other locals there should be something for everyone.
Ian Morrison says the gathering is a wonderful time to reflect on and celebrate the heritage of the area. He and his family enjoy all of the artifacts that local residents bring to share. He also enjoys spending time in the beautiful Honeymoon Bay hall with its George Jenkins murals. He says these murals really represent the community and what the community is all about.