THE ALBERNI PROJECT
 

As a registered non-profit society The Alberni Project Society’s goal is to collect, interpret, display and preserve the history of Canada’s role in WWII and to convey the personal stories and events of a global war.


TAP opened the HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial in the Comox Centre Mall on September 1, 2013.  With a little under 2000 square feet of exhibit, office and archive space, plus our mobile exhibit unit, TAP/HAMM was visited by over 7000 people in 2015. In September 2016 HAMM was moved out of the Comox Mall and place into storage while renovations on a new facility could be completed.


HAMM reopened January 16, 2017 in Courtenay, BC (across the bay from Comox). HAMM continues to feature archived documents and artifacts which have been donated or are on long term loan to tell the story of Canadians during WWII. Included as part of our museum experience is our video area where visitors can view documentary films on The Battle of the Atlantic, HMCS Alberni and tributes to Canadian veterans of all ages.  Documentaries are available to view on demand so there is a variety each time you visit our museum.


2014 was designated The Year of the Veteran in the Comox Valley.  HAMM was proud to head up this homage to our veterans with a variety of additional displays, public events and community involvement at our Comox Mall and other locations on Vancouver Island. For our work with the YOTV we received a nomination for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.  In 2015 HAMM was awarded the Heritage Award from the Town of Comox. April 2015 HAMM began hosting Vancouver Island ANZAC DAY, an annual event now held in association with 19 WIng Comox.




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THE ALBERNI PROJECT SOCIETY


MAIN EXHIBIT HALL

625 Cliffe Avenue

Courtenay, BC  V9N 2J6

250-897-4611


ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

65 Salsbury Road

Courtenay, BC V9N 9L7

250-338-2720


Hours of Courtenay Location

10-4  Tues - Sat  Sept-May

10-4 Mon - Sat  June - August

Sundays and Holidays by appointment