Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wonderful turnout to hear Dr. Richard Hebda

Guy Santucci introduces Dr. Richard Hebda
What's under our feet is obviously important to many local residents as approximately 120 people attended the Dr. Richard Hebda lecture, in the Alexandra Hall last evening.

As we know, Canada and this area in particular, is rich in the history provided by what lies literally, beneath our feet in the form of preserved flora and fauna.  Unlike many parts of the world that have been cultivated for centuries, many of the fossil beds in Canada and BC in particular, remain relatively unexplored.  The excitement of discovering these ancient pieces of our history is very special to many fossil hounds in the area.

Dr, Hebda reminded us all that these ancient pieces of our history belong to the crown i.e. us all, and that, when loose or vunerable fossils are removed from a location, they need to be documented as to their original location and date of removal.  They need to be taken to an expert as soon as possible for accurate identification and documentation.

This informative lecture was the first of a series planned by the Cranbrook Museum of History.  It was hinted that we can look forward to more information and announcements regarding this wonderful resource and educational attraction in the future.

Dr. Richard Hebda

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