History Evening - "Vargas Island ranchers at home and at war"

Tofino Legion


March 21

7:00 - 9:30 pm


Join the Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum for an evening of history and refreshments as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibit British Columbia's War 1914-1918 and our special exhibit on Clayoquot Sound's war experience.  

Guest curator and presenter Stephanie Ann Warner has been researching the life of her  grandfather Harold Monks Sr., a Vargas Island "rancher", cannery fisherman, wartime signaller, Lifeboat crew member and active Legion comrade.

Stephanie's presentation will use photos, historic documents, diary entries and memoirs to bring to life the experiences of Tofino and Vargas Island residents and how the First World War impacted their lives.

Join us for refreshments in the Legion and visit our exhibit at the museum before or after the talk.


Event admission by donation. 

Contact Ava at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

If you missed this talk, drop by the museum to see the printed version, or read about it in this Westerly article.