Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Alberta Culture Days this weekend!

The Town of Peace River will be participating in Alberta Culture Days this weekend from Friday Sept. 28th to Saturday Sept. 29th with Culture Scene 2012. The weekend will include live performances, art displays and workshops around Peace River from our vibrant arts and culture community!

You can like the Town of Peace River's Facebook page for detailed itineraries and a map of the events taking place this weekend. We hope everyone can come out and celebrate the Culture of Peace River!!

The Museum will be open our regular hours this Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm with members of our staff also out and about on Saturday volunteering with the Main Street Event.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Museum hosts Minister of Culture

We were pleased to host Honourable Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture on August 31st. Also travelling with her were John Tuckwell, Director of Alberta Culture Communications; Barb Toker, Public Affairs Officer; Jeremy Block, Chief of Staff & Shannon Marchand, Assistant Deputy Minister. Touring the Minister was our very own MLA, Honourable Frank Oberle, Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities.
Minister Klimchuk was especially interested in the local partnerships that have been created in the heritage sector in the north. The Museum invited some our partners to attend and it was wonderful to share our time with representatives from the Sir Alexander Mackenzie Historical Society, Peace of Art, Peace River & District Genealogy Society, our own advisory board and the Heritage Places Committee.

Minister Klimchuk poses with Sonia Rosychuk, the artist who created the fascinating teepee installment on our property.
  It was a lovely time of touring and sharing ideas and issues. Thank you to the Minister and her team for coming to visit and to the Honourable Frank Oberle as well.