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

Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: watchdog

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

News from Port McNeill’s July 15 council meeting

Next council meeting will be held Aug. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Devil’s Bath is the largest cenote in Canada

“This trail is rough and should be executed with caution”

OPINION: MP Rachel Blaney takes aim at coastal fisheries restrictions

“We all share in the responsibility of taking care of our salmon habitats and populations”

Northern Vancouver Island regional science fair winners – 2019

Daniel Kornylo won one of the 12 provincial science fair awards.

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

Most Read