Alec Wheeler was raised in Sointula and traveled extensively overseas before returning to Vancouver Island and settling in Cowichan. She has a background in arts and culture and is passionate about sharing community stories.
When Garth Harvey and his cohorts first set to transforming the old community fire hall into the home of the Shawnigan Lake Museum in 1982, he said they’d be a “couple of peas rattling around in a pan”.
37 years later, the once small collection has grown, as have the number of volunteers and annual visitors. … Read the rest