2017 Annual General Meeting
The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on September 16, 2017 in the Arbutus Room at the Parksville Community Conference Centre. A slide show of MVIHES volunteer activities was presented by Carl Rathburn (President), followed by a tribute to Faye Smith by Peter Law (Vice President). Faye, who passed away in March, was the Project Coordinator for MVIHES and a great friend for nearly 20 years.
The guest speaker at the meeting was Jan Bednarski, a Research Scientist with Natural Resources Canada at the Pacific Geoscience Centre in Sidney, BC. He gave a fascinating and informative presenation on the glacial and geological history of the mid Vancouver Island area that shaped today's groundwater resources, along with photos and explanations of how seismic and geological information is collected. He presented MVIHES with a book on groundwater which is highly appreciated and will be well-used.
Following Jan's presentation, a memorial tribute to Faye Smith was held at the site where a flowering Dogwood tree and plaque has been installed in her honour in the park area adjacent to the Civic Centre. She is sadly missed.