The Cortes Island Museum & Archives is launching a collecting initiative, Now or Never
, to gather materials relating to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has changed our lives, disrupted our daily routines and sparked unexpected shifts in community life. To document this time of change we are inviting the Cortes community to submit stories, drawings, poems, journal entries, blog and social media posts, letters, music, photos, videos, or whatever else has supported, challenged or inspired you.
Each submission will go through the same process as all donations to the museum collection. Please include information about a photograph (or other imagery) you are donating, i.e. what is going on, who is in the photo, and how the photo relates to the COVID-19 pandemic experience.
Digital content can be submitted by email to cimastwincomm.ca at any time using Now or Never as the email subject. Original copies of photographs, written accounts and artwork can also be submitted. Email or call the museum at 250-935-6340 to arrange an appointment.
More information on the museum website www.cortesmuseum.com
Looking forward to hearing from you!