Indigenous Elder Bill Recalma to Visit Parksville Library

March 7, 2018 | Parksville

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Vancouver Island, BC: Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Indigenous Voices initiative is coming to the Parksville branch on Saturday, March 10 from 2 – 3 pm. The branch welcomes Qualicum Elder Bill Recalma
who will share his family history and stories from Qualicum First Nation. All ages welcome.

About Bill Recalma

Bill’s traditional name is Og wil a, a name handed down from his 4th Great Grandfather, from Fort Rupert. He started his fishing career at the age of 12 years. Now retired, he is a Care Aide for the elderly in his community. Bill stays busy by being on the Board of Directors of Qualicum Museum and is also a Representative of Qualicum Nation for the Fraser Salmon Management Department. Bill does Cranial Sacral Therapy, along with practicing Reiki.

About Indigenous Voices

As part of VIRL’s efforts to facilitate reconciliation for Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the community, we are working with Indigenous Elders across our system to share stories and skills related to Indigenous culture and experiences. The programming is based on the Elders’ unique skills, interests, experiences, and passions. Some examples include storytelling, talking circles, drumming, and discussions on Indigenous cultures. Throughout 2018, Indigenous Voices programming will roll out at branches across the VIRL system.

More information is available at


For more information
David Carson
Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651