Thursday, January 29, 2009

Diamond Head Chalet-A Family’s Journey

Saturday February 21, 2009

Guest Speaker: Donald Grant
Archivist Historian of the Hollyburn Heritage Society and the Hollyburn Ridge Association
Two showings of the film will run at the Museum from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm and from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

In the mid-1940s, three Hollyburn Mountain pioneers, Joan Mathews, Ottar Brandvold, and Emil Brandvold, built beautiful Diamond Head beside Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. During the next three decades, thousands of people visited the lodge to enjoy summer hiking, winter skiing, and the warm hospitality of Joan and the Brandvold brothers. Donald Grant’s film, “Diamond Head Chalet – A Family’s Journey” (2008) tells the story of the lodge and the Brandvold/Mathews family. The film features over 200 historic photos and slides, spectacular colour movies from the 1940s, and contemporary video taken during a family reunion at Elfin Lakes in September, 2007.

Descendants of Joan, Ottar, and Emil will be present to answer questions.

Registration is not required for attending this talk, but limited space is available for seating. Admission is by donation.

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