Thursday, February 21, 2013

Family Day Fun!

On Family Day, the Museum held a snowshoe presentation and demonstration. Here are some great photos from the fun time our participants had, including a snowshoe race between presenter Norm Brownlee and Museum Coordinator, Laura Gloor!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

On February 6, 2013, the museum was the starting point for one of Peace River’s Winter Walk Day enthusiasts. This group of eight hearty walkers departed the museum at 5:30 pm after posing for the below picture. They walked for 45 minutes (30 minutes over the requisite 15 minutes to be part of the Winter Walk Day tally!) around downtown Peace River, learning a bit about the history of the area and the historic buildings and houses in the area. The lovely leaders of this walk including the Museum’s own Beth Wilkins, and Audrey Randall and Karen Rumball of the Heritage Places Committee.   

Winter Walk Day is an annual event that encourages Albertans of all ages and groups to get outside in the cold, and walk! The cold doesn’t need to hold you back or stop you from getting out there. A healthy lifestyle can be maintained year-round. These are the messages that event partners SHAPE (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) and the Be Fit For Life Network through the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation are aiming to pass along.

Local community member, Sharon Krushel came up with the idea of being involved in the Winter Walk Day and asked the museum to be involved. While the museum led the downtown walk, Sharon led a hike through the hills, which started at the gates of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Congratulations to all of Peace River’s walkers!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February events

February is another great month for cultural events in the Peace! It is always exciting to see such an active and vibrant community in these cold, winter months! If you have any events to add, please comment on our blog to let us know what else is going on.

February 6th: Peace River Winter Walks:
Step Up Alberta! is inviting communities to do a winter walk and Peace River is stepping up! On February 6th there will be two different walks available. 
5 pm: Walk in the Hills: Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of our valley! Participants will meet at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery gates and please dress weather appropriate.
5:15 pm: Historic Downtown: Learn about the history of Peace River's downtown district. Participants will meet at the Peace River Museum (10302 99th Street) and please dress weather appropriate.
Afterwards, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Java Domainn will be open with soup and biscuits and Stuart Barr will be showing his DVD compilation of Northern Lights set to Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Winter Movement.
Finally, at 7:30 pm, there will be a meeting for anyone who is interested in planning, coordinating and raising awareness of cultural events in the Peace River area.

February 15th - 18th: Family Day Weekend events:
Family Day, and the weekend around it, is always filled with events around the Peace!
Snowshoe Adventures: On Feb. 18th, the Museum will be hosting 2 short snowshoeing presentations and walk-abouts with families and guests from either 12:30 to 1:15 pm or 1:30 to 2:15 pm. The event is free. Please call the Museum at 624-4261 to pre-register for the 12 pairs of snowshoes that are available or bring your own!

Carnaval de St. Isidore:  Each year, St. Isidore hosts Carnaval! Visit the link to learn more!

Alberta Pond Hockey: Pond Hockey is alive and well again in the Peace this year! From Feb. 14th -17th, teams from across Alberta will compete on Lac Cardinal. See their website for more details, to register your team or to volunteer.

Murder at Cafe Noir: The Lac Cardinal Regional Performing Arts group is putting on this Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. The event will be February 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd and March 1st & 2nd. Tickets are available at Beyond 2000 in Grimshaw and are $30 each.

February 21st: Travelog: Gordon Troup on Scotland: The next in the Travelog series at the Peace River Municipal Library will be Gordon Troup on his trip to Scotland with information on the genealogy research he did there as well. The presentation begins at 7 pm.

February 23rd: 2nd Annual Fashion Show Gala: The Peace River Aboriginal Interagency had a very successful event last year and is bringing it back. Come see local fashions, performers, share a great meal, bid on the silent auction and honor the winner's of the first Spirit of the Peace Aboriginal Youth Awards (nomination package). See their poster for more information.

All month long: Sharon Doucet is our Artist of the Peace for February. We encourage everyone to come down and see her beautiful glassworks!