Sechelt Community Archives

Historical Photographs

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Gwen Abram
   Lansdowne Park
Mrs. Lorraine Ansell
   Sunshine Coast
Mr. Warren Allan

   Selma Park Store
Mr. and Mrs. Atlee
   Harry and Jessie Irvine
Mr. Brian Blackwell
Audrey Broughton
   Sechelt Meat Lockers
Caple family
   Redrooffs Resort
Richard (Dick) Clayton
   Clayton family, early Sechelt

Mr. Alan Crane
   Music and Recital Society
Mr. Cavin Crawford
   Crawford home
District of Sechelt
Friends of the Library
   Sechelt Library
Mr, Nick Gilbert
   Whitaker family, various
Mrs. May Gillis
   Redrooffs Resort
Mrs. Joan Graham
   Rockwood Lodge
Mrs. Patricia Hilton
   Redrooffs, Cooper's Green
Mrs. Joyce Hubbs
   Selma Park Store
Mr. Philip (Pete) Jackson
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Ms. Caroline Keeley
   Jackson Brothers' Logging
Mr. and Mrs. Kohuch
   Gilmore brothers
Mrs. Joyce Kolibas
   Sechelt General Store
Eddie and Gladys Le Warne
   Trading Post, Davis Bay
Mr. Gary Little
   Early postcards
Mrs. Diana Lofstrom
   Sechelt Library Board
Mrs. Faye McCourt
   McCourt family, various
Mrs. Barbara Moffett
Ms. Donna Nelson
   Clowhom Falls
Mr. Kendall Parr Pearson
Mr. John Pirie
  Hopkin's Landing, Pender Harbour
St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary
   Events, volunteers
Mr. Philip Sawkins
   Sitka Spruce Lumber, Picnic
Sechelt Community Archivist
   Wakefield Inn
Sechelt Garden Club
   Events, members
Sechelt Public Library
   Library events, Peninsula Times newspaper
Senior Citizen's Ass'n (Sechelt)
   Events, members
Mrs. June Shepherd
   Ernie Penn, Sechelt Hotel
Mrs. Billie Steele
   Hacketts, Rockwood Lodge
Mr. Charles Stephens and
Mr. Robert D'Arcy

   Sandy Hook community
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Mrs. Bea Swanson
   Swanson Redi-Mix, events
Ms. Val Swanson

Mrs. Sue Thompson

   Wilson Creek baseball
Mrs. Betty Twigg
   Mrs. Alice French
University Women
   Members, events
The Rev. Kenneth Walker
   George Walker
Mrs. Jean Whittaker
   Shorncliffe Intermediate Care
Mrs. Frances Yordan
   Hunt family, Sargeant Bay



Nestled a ferry ride north of the city of Vancouver on the Strait of Georgia, the village of Sechelt has a long and proud history in British Columbia.

The photographs in the Sechelt Community Archives chronicle the life of the community from its early days as a home to First Nations and pioneer families, as a popular stop on the Union Steamship line, and as the vibrant and thriving community it is today.

The Helen Dawe Collection

The cornerstone 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).

Born and brought up in Vancouver with summer holidays spent at her mother's 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 a reality.

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