From the Archives: Seaside Festival

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Jenny Seeman
Journey's End with view to ocean

If you’re looking for something to do this Sunday, September 17, look no further than Fort Rodd Hill for the Colwood Seaside Festival! This heritage event promises to be lots of fun, with horse drawn carriage rides around the site, historic tours from storyteller John Adams, a paint-in at the Fort contest, food trucks and lots of other fun stuff. This year, there will be several interactive heritage elements, such as the opportunity to try an archaeology dig or learning how to spin wool. Ken Miner will also be there with a ‘wet plate wagon’ demonstrating the art of tin type photography. You could also dress up in Dunsmuir era costumes at the Vintage Selfie Station set against the backdrop of Fisgard Lighthouse!

Royal Roads University Archives will be there with an interactive heritage display and some prizes so be sure to drop by and say hello! For more information about the festival, contact Jenny Seeman in the archives, ext 4122, or visit the website.

For the curious, the picture above shows the view from Muriel Dunsmuir's home, Journey's End, now the administration building for Fort Rodd Hill National Site. Muriel built the house with her husband, Maurice "Tolly" Wingfield, and used it as her pied à terre in Victoria until 1952.