Dear Editor:

Re: the writeup of the barn dance to take place at the K2 Ranch (September 27th edition of The Pioneer).

For historical accuracy the barn itself was not built until after 1921 (by then-owners, Capt. and Mrs. McCarthy of Maryland, U.S.).

The ranch itself was homesteaded in 1895. My father, Walter Stoddart, and his ranching partner, Charles Ellis owned it from 1905 until the McCarthys purchase in 1921. The name they gave the ranch was Ellenvale.

Its a beautiful structure and the Shaunessys are to be applauded for donating its use to benefit the Hospice Society.

Bernice Hathaway

Parksville, B.C.