The Nanaimo Museum is celebrating one year at their new location in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre with a special event from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, July 18, 2009. The museum’s one-year birthday party will open the “Rocket” Richard exhibit, the museum’s largest exhibit thus far. A traveling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization will also be launched. And finally, the 2009 Sports Hall of Fame inductees announcement will be made. Those present will be treated to a birthday cake and will have a chance to win great door prizes. The only condition is that you must RSVP by Thursday, July 16, 2009 by calling 250-753-1821. Admission to the museum is one of Nanaimo’s best deals at $2 (open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday) so visit soon even if you can’t make the party. Museum membership ($12) allows unlimited visits, plus many other perks.