Memorial for Gerry Merner

Announcing a Memorial Celebration for Gerry Merner May 10, 2014, 3 to 6 pm

Shortly before he died Gerry decided he didn’t want a formal funeral. He wanted his memorial to be an informal party in a light-filled place, and he specifically wanted all his friends from the ASBC to be there. His wife Margaret sent the following invitation, saying “Please encourage members of the Arch. Society to join us.” See you there.

– Pete Dady and the executive of the Victoria ASBC.

Message from Margaret Merner: “Hello all, I’m writing at this time to let you know about the Memorial Celebration for Gerald, who as you know passed suddenly on April 2nd. The Celebration will be held at the Spencer Castle heritage building, on the grounds of Spencer Castle residences – 2906 Cook Street, May 10, 3 to 6 pm. For map, click on this link.  Although accessed from Cook St there is limited parking on the grounds, and attendees are encouraged to park on The Rise, Arthur Ave or Summit Ave behind Smith’s Hill Reservoir. Car-pooling is encouraged. Come celebrate Gerald’s life and share memories with friends and family. And please forward this invitation to anyone you think might like to attend.”

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Michelle Puckett – Clam Gardens on Quadra Island, BC.

Upcoming Talk – Tuesday, May 20, 2014.  7:30 pm, at Cornett Building, Room B129, UVic (see map below)

Transforming the Beach, Transforming our Thinking: Ancient Clam Gardens of Northern Quadra Island, BC. A talk by Michelle Puckett

The indigenous people of the Northwest Coast practised a variety of resource and environmental management strategies to maintain and enhance foods, and other valued resources. This paper focuses on one form of ancient marine management, locally known as “clam gardens”. Continue reading