Historical Writing Competition

Historical Writing Competition

Our Coloured Past wins Community History Award

Kyle Kusch signs a copy of Our Coloured Past. Courtesy Arrow Lakes News The Community History Award, part...
Working with wool: a Coast Salish legacy and the Cowichan sweater

2010 – Olsen, Sylvia

Olsen, S. (2010). Working with wool: a Coast Salish legacy and the Cowichan sweater. Winlaw, BC: Sono Nis Press. Cowichan sweaters, with their distinctive bands of design...
Carlo Gentile Gold Rush Photographer by Ron Greene

2015 – Greene, Ronald A.

Greene, R. (2015). Carlo Gentile, Gold Rush Photographer, 1863-1866. Victoria, B.C.: Green Frogg Press. Ron Greene's book follows Carlo Gentile, a photographer in Victoria from October 1863 until...
Michael Layland is interviewed by Mark Forsythe

Interview with Michael Layland

BC Historical Federation Vice-President Mark Forsythe caught up with the 2019 Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing prize winning author Michael Layland to...
Plants of the Haida Gwaii

2004 – Turner, Nancy

Turner, N. (2004). Plants of the Haida Gwaii. Winlaw, B.C.: Sono Nis Press. Plants of Haida Gwaii, written with the cooperation and collaboration of the Haida,...

Winners of British Columbia Historical Federation Historical Writing Competition

The award celebrates books that make significant contributions to the historical literature of British Columbia (British Columbia, May 2016) The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF)...

Interview with Wendy Wickwire

Last month BCHF's Mark Forsythe caught up with Wendy Wickwire, runner up in the 2019 Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Historical Writing competition....
Encyclopedia of raincoast place names: A complete reference to coastal British Columbia

2009 – Scott, Andrew

Scott, A. (2009). Encyclopedia of raincoast place names: A complete reference to coastal British Columbia. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing. In 1909 Captain John T. Walbran...

Media celebrates 2017 BCHF award winners

We are pleased to share the following media stories recognizing some of our 2017 BCHF award winners: "Top of province garners top prize," BC BookLook,...

Interview with Kyle Kusch

Take a virtual trip to Nakusp through this interview with Arrow Lake Historical Society's Kyle Kusch. Kyle walks us through the stories...