One Man’s Dream
The History of the Malahat Highway
DVD (45 minutes) plus 4 mini movies
‘One Man’s Dream, the History of the Malahat Highway
A hilarious story of Major James McFarlane who singlehandedly surveyed the route and whose persistence got the road built.
What makes the story so fascinating is Major McFarlane was basically a drunken Irishman whose friends and family thought was crazy for attempting something everyone said was impossible.
The film is a blend of actual archive material brought to life by dozens of actors. It features many island locations and takes the viewer from the early 1900s to the present.
Purchase is by Donation to the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society
($15 suggested minimum)