Since the recent fire at the school, many people from on and off-island have expressed their concern about the Natural History Collection. Many thanks to our community for your kind offers of support and caring.
Initially, the Natural History room appeared visually intact. Unfortunately, upon closer examination, we discovered that the entire collection suffered smoke and soot damage.
We are raising funds for the restoration and maintenance that will be required as our Insurers inform us that the costs will far exceed our policy limit. We have just started a GoFundMe page with through which donations can be made: https://www.gofundme.com/restore-natural-history-collection
You can also donate by mailing a cheque payable to: Hornby Island Educational Society. On the MEMO line of the cheque please indicate that your donation is for the “NHC Fund”.
Mail your donation to:
Hornby Island Educational Society – Natural History Centre
2100 Sollans Rd. Hornby Island, British Columbia V0R1Z0
We are dedicated to doing everything we can to continue making the collection and our educational outreach programs available to the public in the future and to ensuring that these northern Gulf Island treasures, specimens, and artifacts will continue to enrich lives for many years to come.
UPDATE: We have posted a GoFundMe Update here.
Thank you for considering our request for help. If you have any questions, please get in touch.