Telegraph Cove centennial

Telegraph Cove celebrated it's 100th anniversary this weekend

TELEGRAPH COVE – Tourists and locals alike enjoyed the festivities at Telegraph Cove’s Centennial Celebration Saturday.

The day started off with a vigorous hike that included rope-aided trails and muddy embankments after a morning shower.

Once participants had changed into a dry set of clothes, they gathered in the Whale Interpretive Centre to hear stories of the Cove from past to present. Some of the speakers included Dave Ogawa, who presented the history of the Japanese in Telegraph Cove, and Ingrid and Lydia Ziggiotti, who were born and raised in the Cove. They discussed the small and isolated nature of the town of only three families.

“We all considered ourselves to be kind of like cousins,” Ingrid said.

“Everyone was so trusting and so trusted,” Lydia added. “Growing up that way, you always knew everybody. You had to be confident.”

Jim Borrowman of Stubbs Whale Watching and Howard Pattinson of Tide Rip Grizzly Tours discussed what drew tourists to the area year after year.

“Lots of space, all kinds of wildlife, and it’s safe,” said Pattinson, comparing the Cove to the hustle of city life.

“Telegraph Cove…we just love it here,” he finished.

Later, owner Gordie Graham held a salmon barbecue on the boardwalk, and participants were entertained by the Eccleston Band from Victoria.

On Sunday, a brunch closed the celebrations and participants were able to explore the Cove further by kayaking or whale watching on the Lukwa and Gukimi.

 

Just Posted

Suspicious fire in Alert Bay burns two homes, spreads to nearby bush

Police say underage suspects have been identified

VIDEO: North Island Bantam Eagles tie Dawson Creek Canucks in front of massive hometown crowd in Port Hardy

The Tier 3 Bantam Championships continued in style last night at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Chief Administrative Officer officially appointed in Port McNeill

“Pete brings with him 17 years of municipal experience.”

Port Hardy RCMP’s 2018 fourth quarter crime stats are in

Port Hardy RCMP Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen spoke to Port Hardy council March 12.

Port Alice’s Scotiabank branch closing for good next month

Port Alice is going through a transition to a more diversified economy that includes tourism.

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Cougar on Island might have been shot with bow-and-arrow

Conservation officer service looking for animal near Port Alice

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read