There is no stopping the Comox Archives and Museum Society (CAMS) now that they have received their new computers and archival quality scanner from a donation by the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

The equipment will be put to good use as CAMS begins to organize an exhibit on the Lazo Women’s Institute.  The display will reveal the many contributions that the Lazo chapter did for our community and province.

The Lazo chapter of the Women’s Institute was formed in 1921.  This group of selfless women met regularly and organized events for the community such as masquerade dances, social evenings, whist games, and flower shows.  The moneys they collected at these events were donated to different charities.  They often hosted cooking and gardening demonstrations, sewing contests as well as annual family picnics at Kye Bay.  During WW2 they met to make up kit bags containing knitted blankets and socks, homemade preserves among other things which were sent overseas to the troops.

Comox Archives and Museum is located at 1729 Comox Avenue. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 4pm.To find out more information visit their website at www.comoxmuseum.ca;