Thursday, June 14, 2012

Heritage Run 2012 a huge success!

Sending an armful of thank you’s to this year’s Heritage Run volunteers and participants!

The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre extends a huge THANK YOU to the Peace River Running Club and all the runners and walkers who participated in another very successful Heritage Run on June 10! This annual event draws runners and walkers from the whole region and this year was no exception. In the crowd of 116 participants, communities represented were Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek, Fairview,St. Isidore, Manning, Grovedale, High Prairie, Dixonville, McLennan, Calgary, Spruce Grove, Donnelly, Berwyn, Grimshaw and Peace River.

The course of 5km, 10km and 13.1km takes place each year along the historic banks of the Peace River, beginning and ending at the Museum. Sponsors generously contributed to the fabulous door prizes for volunteers and competitors and healthy snacks for everyone at the end of the run. Those sponsors include Penn West Energy Trust, Mathieu Hryniuk Barristers and Solicitors, Invision Chartered Acountants, Dr. David Blench Smiles Design, Caribou Cresting. Weaver Welding Ltd., Peace Country Cycle and Fitness on the Go Ltd!

Each year, the Museum is the beneficiary of the efforts of the Club and all the participants. Last year, the benefits were doubled in a Community Facility Enhancement Grant for new compact shelving for the Diane Gayton Collections Room. This year, the benefits will also be doubled with a Municipal Heritage Partnership Grant for the Town’s Heritage Places preservation initiative.

The annual Heritage Run preserves the community’s health and its heritage!

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