Last year when we had the 6th annual meeting of our group, little did we know that the whole world would be shutting down only days later with the Covid virus. A year later, we came together again only electronically.
The 7th Annual Meeting of the West Coast Captain Cook Society was held on March 6, 2021. Of the 22 attendees, most tuned in on Zoom from places along the west coast of Canada and the USA from the Comox Valley, BC, to southern California. However, it was truly a global call with attendees from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and the UK. There were also some people tuning in from the rest of Canada, mainly Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Kelowna, and from Pennsylvania, USA.
Our special guests included Ian Boreham, editor of Cook’s Log, Cliff Thornton, CCS Past President, both in the UK, and the Membership Chairs for Australia, Canada and the USA—Malcolm Nicolson, John Richardson, and our good friend Jerry Yucht, respectively.
We were very privileged to have three guest speakers, each of whom gave a very interesting talk on some aspect of world history that was connected to Captain Cook.