Thanks to everyone who filled out our Museum survey in April.
The purpose of survey was to gauge community interest and to create a contact list of people who would be interested in participating in a museum renewal project. We also wanted to ensure that everyone in the community had an opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas.
Those who responded were invited to an information session with a guest speaker, Colonel Jon Ambler, who is the Program Manager at the Comox Air Force Museum. He is a strong supporter of community Museums and offered many good insights into Museum management and operations. Later that week, we held a “community conversation” to hear feedback and gather ideas about Museum renewal.
In April and May, the walls and ceiling of the entire Museum were scrubbed and painted, thanks to DSMS maintenance crew Dave and Fern Niedermoser and Moira Webster. It’s looking great and we look forward to a bright new look for opening day on July 1.
Stay tuned for more news on this exciting project.
Our table tennis season hit a highpoint with the Sixth Annual Table Tennis Tournament, held March 7th an 8th. Over 40 competitors from Vancouver, Victoria, Black Creek, Cumberland, Courtenay and Denman Island competed in day long Round-Robin preliminaries followed by Single-Knockout play-downs. Podium positions were contested in Novice, Women’s, Recreational and Competitive Singles. Recreational and Competitive Doubles completed the schedule.
New tables, the ball robot and a coaching program have all contributed to an improved level of play. Ed Schum’s table tennis blades are popping up everywhere. The winners from this year’s tournament included many island players. Here’s some of our local talent….
Table tennis doesn’t end with the tournament. It continues Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm and Sundays, 9 am to 1:30 pm. The Saturday evening coaching is on hold for now. We have four tables for singles/doubles play and one table for ball robot drills. If it gets really busy we shut down the robot and open the 5th table for regular play.