BC History Series: Cougar Companions

Celebrate Library Month with this BC History Series

Join us virtually on Tuesdays this October for presentations by local authors of books about the history of British Columbia. See all events in this series.


Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs by Judith Williams (Raincoast Chronicles 24)
Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00pm

In Cougar Companions, the twenty-fourth issue of Raincoast Chronicles, Judith Williams traces the Schnarrs’ family story through August’s photographs. Included are classic portraits of the pioneering Bute residents posed on wooden boats and floathouses and with giant fish catches and hunting trophies as well as rare 1930s pictures documenting August’s daughters with their pet cougars. Find a copy.

Bio: Judith Williams is an assistant professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia and is the author of Clam Gardens (New Star Books, 2006) and Dynamite Stories (New Star Books, 2003). She lives on Cortes Island, BC.


Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


  • Adults