New heritage group hosting fundraising banquet and auction

View of the estuary from the Mack Lainge farmhouse - Submitted
View of the estuary from the Mack Lainge farmhouse
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On Aug. 16, the Mack Laing Heritage Society is hosting its first fundraising event at the Tee Box Restaurant  at the Comox Valley Golf Club.

This event will be a combination dinner and silent/live auction, and will include in excess of 50 items, including framed prints by Allan Brooks, original art by local artists , autographed books by 2013 Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, gift certificates, and more.

All of the items will be posted on the society’s website as we get closer to the event.

The evening will feature a gourmet meal by Tee Box owner and chef Adrian Merrilees.  Tickets are $45 each and will be available July 10 at the Blue Heron bookstore in Comox,  the Laughing Oyster  bookstore in Courtenay, or from society members.  They can also be purchased by sending an e-mail to

Hamilton Mack Laing is one of the best known residents of the Comox Valley.  The Comox Archives and Museum currently has a display of his life at Baybrook, built in 1922.

The Mack Laing Heritage Society of the Comox Valley was established to save and preserve a heritage home sitting on an idyllic public property at the end of Baybrook Drive, Comox.

The society’s goals are both to fulfil Mack’s wishes “to create a natural history museum in his home”, and equally important, to establish a focus for conservation tourism in the Comox Valley.


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