On March 10, Doug White III, former (2009-14) Chief of the Snunéymuxw First Nation and the current Director of the Centre for Preconfederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University spoke to Gabriolans about the historical and political legacy of the Snunéymuxw Treaty of 1854 in regard to its impact on the Nation’s traditional territory. He showed maps of Nanaimo and Gabriola delineating the lands that have been set aside by Federal and Provincial governments for treaty settlement with the Snunéymuxw.
JULY & AUGUST
Throughout the summer GaLTT led guided walks in 707 and Cox Community Parks and in Descanso Bay Regional Park. The walks included two trails newly broken in 707 since last summer. Some walks were in the morning, others in the afternoon or evening.
Also throughout the summer, we set up our events table to provide information about our parks and trails, and to sell trail maps at the Saturday Farmers’ Markets and also during the Gabriola Arts Councils’ Cultivate Festival at the Commons in August.