Wally Knott on saw and his partner Red Meyers at Meades Creek Oct. 1945 by W.H.Gold PhotoMOFM Logo

We would like to show our appreciation to all those who have helped us make this website possible. The following people and organizations have been instrumental in helping us capture the world of Forestry in the Cowichan Valley. Without their help, the task of finding and documenting the lives of all those contained within this site would have been extremely difficult. The Mosaic Team was made up of the following:

Laird Blomgren, Web Developer/Researcher
Joanna Brewer, Research Assistant
Lisa Cooper, Research Assistant
Jennifer Freshwater, Research Assistant
Elaine Webb, Lead Hand

Mosaic Team

Museums & Archives

BC Forest Discovery Centre

2892 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC. Canada V9L 6C2

phone: 250 715-1113 (Aimee Greenaway)


Chemainus Valley Museum

9799 Waterwheel Cr. Box 172, Chemainus, BC. Canada V0R 1K0

phone: 250 246-2445 (Norma Greer)


Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives

P.O. Box 1014, Duncan, BC. Canada V9L 3Y2

phone: 250 746 6612 (Kathryn Gagnon)


Kaatza Museum

125 South Shore, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

phone: 250 749 6142 (Barbara Simkins)


Shawnigan Lake Museum

Box 331Shawnigan Lake, BC. Canada V0R 2W0

phone: 250 743-8675 (Lorrie Treloar)


A Very Special Thanks To The Following

Jim Eddy
Kathryn Gagnon
Ken Hallberg
Al Lundgren
Joan Mayo
Rob Norman
Mike Paton
Barbara Simkins

Who went out of their way to extend a helping hand to this project. Each in their own way helped us immensely throughout the creation of this website.

Donors to the Website Launch

South Coast Standing Stem

BC Forest Safety Council

British Columbia Forest Service

USW Local 1-1937

Serious Coffee


Apple Press


Country Grocer


Real Canadian Superstore




Thrifty Foods


Thanks To All Our Participants


Dave Anderson
Cecil Ashley
Wally Carlson
John Coupland
Peter Davies
W.J. Bruce Devitt
Howard Donahue
Jim Eddy
Thelma Godkin
Tom Gordon
Ken Hallberg
Ernie Harrison
Wally Hughes
Jim Kerrone
Ken Kerrone
Gordon Knott
Ted Knott
Jenji Konishi
Al Lundgren
Bikar Mann
Alan Margetish
Garnet Margetish
Margaret McGowan
Dick McQuinn
G.J. Mutch
Art Neiser
Bob Norcross
Robert Norman
Nels Olson
John Olteanu
Mike Paton
Rick Phye
Leona Portelance
Gordie & Barb Robertson
Bill Routley
Ralph Schmidt
Jim Shillito
George Smart
Howard & Lucille Smith
Roger Stanyer
Frank Vanyo
Bob & Barb Veitch
Bob Vessey
Barry Volkers
Vern Wellburn
Archie White

Other Contributors

Don Carson
Mary Harrison
T. Garth Harvey
Carolin Hunt
Ian MacInnes
Richard Mackie
Joan Mayo
Richard Rajala
Gord Sirup
Angeline (Ann) E. Studley
Tom Paterson
Andrea Rathborne (Colliers International)
Hugh Legg (Worksafe BC)
Aimee Greenaway (BC Forest Discovery Centre)
Tim McGonigle (USW Local 1-1937)
John Parminter, MoF&R(Research Branch)
David Reid, RPF. Manager(BC Forest Service)
Al Harvey (photographer) www.slidefarm.com

And to whom none of this would be possible:

Thanks to Bert Forrester, President & Linda Dendoff, Director of Mosaic Training Solutions, for developing this amazing project.

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