The Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture Series was created by the Campbell River Arts Council in 2009. The intention is to honour the legacy of both Roderick Haig- Brown and Ann Haig-Brown (nee Elmore). Ann Elmore was a major force for social justice issues in Campbell River, notably around the challenges facing women. The Ann Elmore Transition House is named in her honour. The Haig-Brown Memorial Lectures provide an annual forum for writers to inspire a new generation with their vision for the environment, social issues and literary excellence.