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Tea & Talks: Captain Vancouver: His Life and Times and Relationship with First Nations of BC
November 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on December 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Maritime Museum of BC has gone virtual with many of our public programs! For our Tea & Talks, museum volunteers, archival staff, and educators present unique artifacts from our collection, surrounded by discussions of maritime history and other seaworthy topics – all over a cup of tea and refreshments. With our virtual shift, we’re still providing the talk, but the tea and refreshments will be from the comfort of your own home
Join us for a program LIVE using Zoom Meetings, where they have the chance to interact with volunteer speakers. After purchasing a Live program, you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Meeting. Tickets can be purchased at our Online Store.
THIS WEEK’S TALK: CAPTAIN VANCOUVER:
HIS LIFE AND TIMES AND RELATIONSHIP WITH FIRST NATIONS OF BC
For this week’s talk, join Dave North to discuss the life and times of Captain Vancouver. Do you know much about Captain Vancouver? You probably do know he was a British Royal Navy Sea Captain, and that he was responsible for discovering and mapping much of the BC Coast. Come and hear about Vancouver’s life and times, his early development as a seaman, his service with the Royal Navy, including his time serving with and learning from Captain Cook. We will also talk about his voyages to the BC Coast and his relationship with and understanding of the First Nations communities who had been living and thriving on Vancouver Island for millennia. Learn about the measures he took to keep these communities safe from exploitation from his own crews. Vancouver is a heroic figure who looked after the health and well being of his men across an epic six year voyage of discovery and detailed exploration searching for the North West passage. His importance and influence have been misunderstood and underrated by many historians. This presentation will leave you with an increased understanding and appreciation of a hard working, driven leader and his leadership skills in dealing with understanding and relating to indigenous peoples within the context of his times and his ability to foster productive discourse between cultures. He was not perfect, however he did leave the coast as he found it and left an example, that if it had been followed by those who followed him, would have made a difference.
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The Maritime Museum of BC does not want to cause additional financial hardship at this time to any who would like to participate in our programs and lack the ability to pay. Free attendance at these programs is available. please email us at email@example.com to request your free Virtual Program discount code.
Please note: Registration for LIVE programs must occur at least 2 hours before the scheduled program and provide an e-mail, or we can not guarantee that you will receive the link to participate. We will contact you before the program, and are available for Zoom troubleshooting aid up to 2 hours before the program start time.