Shawnigan Lake Historical Society
Board of Directors

Garth Harvey – Director
Founding Member
Garth grew up in the 1920s and ‘30s during the 'great depression' so he did whatever came his way until joining the RCAF.  After the war, while learning to be a civilian, there were a number of short stints for education, prospecting, working in a copper refinery, selling vacuum cleaners, and making ice in a curling rink.  The rest of his working life was with the Public Service.  Garth retired at 55 to give back to the community as a volunteer and a philanthropist. The jobs he most enjoyed were: looking after the old community hall, helping to form a non-profit company to help caregivers (which gained national and international attention and had a book written about It) and staying with the Shawnigan Lake Historical Society from its beginning. He is proud of being a volunteer for 41 years who has never been fired.

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The Shawnigan Lake Museum
1775 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road , Shawnigan Lake, BC Canada V0R 2W0
Phone: 250-743-8675