Campbell River’s famous Logger Mike comes to life during Heritage Days in Spirit Square.

Celebrating our heritage in the square

The third annual heritage day is an opportunity to learn about our community's past

Care to have a little fun while celebrating Campbell River’s heritage?

You’ll have your chance at Spirit Square on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

It’s the third annual Heritage Day, and it’s not what you might expect.

“What is our heritage?” asks Spirit Square Manager Jim Creighton.

“We think it’s more than just our history.

It’s our whole community fabric.

It’s who we are, our past and present, and how we live together.”

With this in mind, Spirit Square wants to entertain as well as inform. Local musician Rick Benn is ready to open his repertoire of favourite oldies, and the Museum Heritage Puppet Theatre will perform two shows for the kids.

With a background of displays from the Daybreak Rotary Club, the Canadian History Project, the Museum at Campbell River and the City of Campbell River, local educator Trevor McMonagle will tell us why he’s “Hot on Haig-Brown”.

Campbell River’s Michelle Albrecht will tell us about her parents, Lawrence and Francis Dion, who helped initiate the Association For Community Living, and long-time avid  fisherman Guy Adams will reminisce about a long life on the water.

Through the magic of theatre, the special guest this year will be one of the original Sisters of St. Ann, fresh from her duties at the town’s former Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

You can also try and stump Professor Knowitall and win great prizes.

Come and visit Heritage Day at Spirit Square next weekend. There’s something for everyone.