Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Canada Day Here We Come

The tents are up, the floats are made, the park is spiffed up, the rain IS over, the arcade awaits, the bread is baked, the artwork is hung, the fish are practising their swimming, and we are ready....

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Benches in Park

Rose City Memorials (Ken and Alvin Waldner shown here) installed two new benches in the park today. One in memory of Glenn Weikle and one in memory of the late Jack Rowswell who was a museum board member and dedicated volunteer. They look great!
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Countdown to July 1st

Preparations are underway for July 1st Canada Heritage Day.
A parade, carnival games, fish races, and lots more.
There will be a display of the CMMM School Art Competition in the Church. Winners of the Junior and Senior Categories will be announced on July 1st. A "Viewer's Choice" ballot will enable everyone to vote for their favorite piece of artwork. The theme for the pictures is "My Ancestors".
And they are very impressive!
Also we will be having the launch of our new audio tour of Gallivan School. Something new in how we are presenting our stories to our museum visitors.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Aboriginal Day

We wish our Aboriginal friends a good day. Hopefully the welcome rain did not stop the activities around the province.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Trails of 1885

Plans for the marketing of the 1885 event sites and other associated venues are very exciting.
Soon (by July 1st) there will be a new internet site showcasing everything "1885".

The stories that we have to share in western Canada are special. Now to let everyone else in on the secret....

Watch for updates for what we are planning at our museum for 2010 during the 125th Commemoration Year of the Trails of 1885.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dust Bunnies Goodbye!

The dust bunnies are disappearing this week in the museum as a dedicated crew are hunting them down and completing the spring cleanup of the buildings.
Our heritage buildings add to the atmosphere of the museum, but they also present a challenge in keeping the displays and access areas clean for our visitors.
A huge bouquet to the ladies for your time in this project - or at least a piece of cake!
We are also awaiting our painting crew to paint the CPR Station. The little showers in the past few days were enough to postpone it once again. Patience, patience.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Ice Has Finally Gone!

Yes folks, the water has finally thawed in our washrooms. June 1st! I was beginning to wonder if we'd have to build a two-seater for summer use.
It has been difficult explaining to early campers why they can't have a shower during the month of May.