a ferry ride north of the city of Vancouver on the Strait
the village of Sechelt has a long and proud history in
in the Sechelt Community Archives chronicle the life of
from its early days as a home to First Nations and
as a popular stop on the Union Steamship line, and as the vibrant
and thriving community it is today.
Helen Dawe Collection
of the archives' historical photographs, the Helen Dawe Collection
is comprised of more than 5,000 images that capture moments in the
life of the Sunshine Coast from the 1870s to 1983. This collection
was the work of Helen Isabel Dawe (1914-1983).
and brought up in Vancouver with summer holidays spent at
home in Sechelt, Helen Dawe was the daughter of Captain
Sam Dawe and
his wife Ada who had come to Sechelt as an infant in 1894 with her
parents, Thomas John and Sarah Cook.
The Sechelt Community
Archives gratefully acknowledges the support of the many members of the community
who have generously shared their photographs and memories for this project,
as well as UBC's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, The District of Sechelt and
the Sunshine Coast Regional District who helped make this digital collection
© The Sechelt Community Archives