Charlie LaFleur on his horse at Kin Beach. (Photo submitted)

Charlie LaFleur on his horse at Kin Beach. (Photo submitted)

Charlie La Fleur

Man famous around town for being on his high horse

Charlie LaFleur arrived in Chemainus in 1946 at the age of 63.

He is remembered for his love of animals, especially horses. He could often be found riding around the streets of Chemainus on ‘Chico’ or ‘Pedro.’

For several years, LaFleur was the parade marshal for the July 1 parade in Chemainus.

The Chemainus Valley Museum contains many interesting displays and stories about the area’s rich history.

The museum is located at 9799 Waterwheel Cres. in downtown Chemainus. It’s open seven days a week in September from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.