This summer the Rotary Club of Courtenay is following its long tradition of providing support for the arts by sponsoring the residency of Victoria poet and scholar, Maleea Acker, at the McLoughlin Gardens.

A hidden gem in Merville, the McLoughlin Gardens and cottage are adjacent to Williams Beach and lie within the new Brian and Sarah McLoughlin Park on Tasman Road.

As part of a Writer-in-Residence Program, Maleea will offer two workshops and be available to consult with local writers – published and unpublished – about their writing projects. Further information is available at  -