Don’t Tell Nobody Nothin’ Nohow. The Real story of West Coast Rum Running., with Rick James

When:
October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-10-24T19:30:00-07:00
2019-10-24T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies Street
Contact:
Victoria Historical Society

Using extensive research, this presentation will tell what rum running was all about on the West Coast. In BC it was relatively civilized, nevertheless the business was associated with the odd shootout, hijacking and even a particularly gruesome murder. 

Rick James is a maritime historian and author of several books and articles. His latest book on West Coast rum running was

PROGRAMME 

26 September 2019 In Search of Woo: Monkey, Muse, Mystery Grant Hayter-Menzies 

In 1923 Emily Carr went to a Victoria Pet Store and bought a young Javanese macaque. For the next fteen years, the monkey, named Woo, formed a bond with Carr that proved crucial to her artistic legacy. Using Carr’s own writings, newspaper accounts, memoirs and archives, the author will reconstruct the fascinating story of Woo. 

Grant specializes in biographies of extraordinary people. His recent biography of Woo was published by Douglas & McIntyre; Grant lives in Victoria with his dog Freddie and partner Rudi. 

24 October 2019 Don’t Never Tell Nobody Nothin’ Nohow: The Real Story of West Coast Rum Running Rick James 

Using extensive research, this presentation will tell what rum running was all about on the West Coast. In BC it was relatively civilized, nevertheless the business was associated with the odd shootout, hijacking and even a particularly gruesome murder. 

Rick James is a maritime historian and author of several books and articles. His latest book on West Coast rum running was short-listed for the annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia history.

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