Location of Events
Refer to Courtenay map to find the symposium events locations.
Welcome Reception Courtenay and District Museum
Register Courtenay and District Museum
Paleo-prep workshop Courtenay and District Museum
Paleo-Art show Courtenay and District Museum
Posters Courtenay and District Museum
VIPS Fossil Displays Florence Filberg center
All symposium presentations Florence Filberg center
Transit buses run regularly in Courtenay at a cost of $2.00/ person and most end up at the Courtenay Museum bus stop.
The VIPS and the Museum will host the Welcome Reception and the Museum 6:00 to 8:30 pm Friday, August 17th.
The Art show will be installed Tuesday before the event and will be on display August - September. Judging is August 18th and prizes will be presented at the Symposium Banquet on Saturday evening. There in a $10 fee per art item in the show. No commission will be charged but donations to VIPS are welcome.
Tables for vendors will be provided. Each vendor must be pre-approved by the Symposium committee. Setup is between 12:00 and 6:00 pm Friday. The Marketplace will be open Friday 6:00-9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00-4:00 pm and Sunday 9:00-1:00 pm. All materials must be removed by 4:00 pm Sunday May 20th. Symposium giftware will be available at the Marketplace.
Information for Speakers
Speakers: All the talks are in the Florence Filberg Center, 411 Anderton Road. Each presentation is 25 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for questions. There are a few shorter presentations. PowerPoint presentations are to be delivered to the Tech master Bob Wells on Saturday morning at 8:00 am for review and loading.
Posters and displays: All posters and fossil displays should to be set up with our staff between 8:00 and 9:30 pm Friday night in the Museum and Florence Filberg Center. All displays and posters must be removed by 4:00 pm Sunday. (Posters will go up at the Museum for Friday night then move to the Filberg Center Saturday for the presentations).
Lunch, will be available at your expense, there are over 12 great eating places within 2-3 blocks of the Museum and Filberg Centre.We have allowed 1 hour and 15 minutes for lunch.
The Symposium Banquet will be held on Saturday night in Banquet room on the second floor of the Florence Filberg Centre (411 Anderton Ave). Park on the lower or upper level. Social starts at 6:00 pm.
Lunch will be at your expense at the many eating places in Courtenay.
Those that have registered for field trips will receive a Field Trip Guide with their registration package. Vans, cars, or buses will be arranged for the three field trips. Because of the limited access to collecting areas, carpooling will be encouraged. It is your responsibility to get a lunch if necessary. Be on time for the field trip. Vehicles will leave promptly at the designated time.
Friday early bird field trip to the Puntledge River will leave from behind the Museum at1:00 pm and return at 4:30 pm to give time for the Friday evening events.
Sunday field trip to the Trent River will depart at 1:00 pm from the museum and return to the Museum at 4:30 pm.
Monday field trip all day to Hornby Island by bus or car pool will depart from the main entrance round about at 8:00 am sharp to catch the 9:00 am ferry.
Schedule of Events
Friday, August 17th
12:00-18:00 Registration Courtenay Museum
12:00-18:00 Poster setup Courtenay Museum
1:00- 16:30 Field trip to Puntledge River (with Dan Bowen) Courtenay Museum
16:30-17:30 BCPA meeting Courtenay Museum
18:00-20:30 Welcome Reception Courtenay Museum
Paleo-Art Show Open Courtenay Museum
Posters Courtenay Museum
Saturday, August 18th
08:00-16:00 Registration open Courtenay Museum
09:00-16:00 Paleo-Art Show Open Courtenay Museum
0:900-16:00 Posters / Display Open Filberg Centre
0:900-16:00 Marketplace open Filberg Center
09:00-09:15 Welcome from BCPA and VIPS (Tom and Dan)
09:15-09:45 1) Keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Hebda
9:45-10:15 2) Dr. Jim Haggart & Ray Graham: The crinoid Marsupites on VI
10:15-10:30 Nutrition break
10:30-11:00 3) Misha Whittingt & others: New Heteromorph
11:00-11:30 4) Neal Larson & Alan Schaffert: Nostoceratidae, the mutant family!
11:30-12:00 5) Peter Ward & others: Nautilus and Allonautilus of Nanaimo Group
12:00-13:10 LUNCH (downtown Courtenay)
13:10-13:35 6) S.M McLachlan & others: Dinoflagellate cysts of Hornby Island
13:35-14:00 7) Matthew Vavrek & others: New helochelydrid turtle from VI
14:00-14:30 8) Ji Yeon Shin: Crushing bites of chimaeroids (ratfish) from VI
14:30-14:50 9) Jim Haggart & others: Yukon dinosaur highway
14:50-15:05 Nutrition break
15:05-15:30 10) Marji Johns: Refining age in the Cenozoic of VI
15:30-16:00 11) Gary Kaiser & Marji Johns: Avian Fossils of SW BC
16:00-16:30 12) George Mustoe: Preservation of fossil wood
18:00-21:00 Banquet at the Florence Filberg Center, 411 Anderton Road
18:00-19:00 Social Hour
19:00-11:00 Dinner banquet, Presentations and Awards
Sunday, May 20th
08:00-13:00 Registration open
09:00-13:00 Art show open, “The art and nature of paleontology”
09:00-13:00 Poster Viewing and Fossil displays
09:00-13:00 Marketplace open, Artwork, Tee Shirts, Fossil mugs and books
Welcome back and Introductions
09:00-09:25 13) Michael Wilson: Chasing mammoths to the west coast
09:25-09:50 14) Jim Haggart & others: Strata of Oyster Bay - 56 million and 25 years old
09:50-10:20 15) Randall Mendal: The paleobotany of Appian Way
10:20-10:35 Nutrition break
10:35-11:00 16) David Evans: Hadrosaurid dinosaurs from Trent River
11:00-11:30 17) Richard Hebda: Refugium VI: some new Ideas.
11:30 -11:55 18) Ray Troll: Buzz saw sharks of long ago
11:55-12:00 Jim Haggart: Closing statements
12:00-1:00 Lunch (downtown Courtenay)
1:15-16:30 Fossil preparation workshop (Air scribe and rock saw): Meet Jay Hawley and Dan Bowen
at Courtenay Museum workshop.
13:00-17:00 Field trip, Trent River: Meet Pat Trask at Museum
Monday May 21st
8:00-17:00 Field Trip, Hornby Island Field: Meet Betty Franklin and Dan Bowen at Museum
View Map of Downtown Courtenay
Courtenay Museum and Filberg Centre are about 100 m apart and an easy walk.
There is ample parking in areas with a "P".
Any questions call Dan Bowen, Symposium Chair, 250-897-5026
Or/ Gillian Miller at the Courtenay Museum, 250-334-0686, ext. 5