Sasquatch researcher Thomas Steenburg speaks to a crowd about his close encounters with the Sasquatch at last year's BC Legends Day at Kilby. The event runs again this Saturday at the historic site in Harrison Mills.

Sasquatch researcher Thomas Steenburg speaks to a crowd about his close encounters with the Sasquatch at last year's BC Legends Day at Kilby. The event runs again this Saturday at the historic site in Harrison Mills.

B.C.’s rich, mysterious history brought to life at Kilby

Legends Day features professional Sasquatch researchers and local story tellers

Kilby will come alive this Saturday, with a full day of local history, B.C. ghost stories, Sasquatch folklore and First Nations songs and legends .

Five special speakers have been invited to celebrate the historic site’s second annual BC Legends Day.

Nelson Leon from Sts’ailes will start the day at 11 a.m., with First Nation stories and songs. At noon, Denis LeClerc will speak about Metis Legends in B.C., also through stories and songs.

“Leclerc’s song’s and tales are steeped in BC history, often focusing on events and people who lived during the fur trade,” said Jo-Anne Leon, Kilby Historic Site’s marketing manager. “Leclerc will be seen telling tales of the Métis and early voyageurs here at Kilby.”

Renowned Sasquatch expert John Green is also scheduled to make an appearance during the day, she said. Green lives in the area, and is well known for his lengthy research on all matters relating to the Sasquatch.

“Any serious Sasquatch researcher will agree that this is an excellent opportunity to learn from the legend himself,” she said.

Also speaking about the mysterious creature is author and researcher Thomas Steenburg, who will be on hand for questions and autographs throughout the day.

John Mitchell from BC Ghost Towns is speaking at 2 p.m. on British Columbia’s colonial times, the steam era, fur trade companies and exploration.

And at 4 p.m., Adam McGirr will be speaking about the province’s unknown aquatic animals, such as the Okanagan’s Ogopogo and the Cadborosaurus. McGirr’s slide show will include photos, drawings and the latest theories on advancing lake monster research.

BC Legends Day runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills, visit www.kilby.ca or call 796-9576.

 

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