Remembering Cabin/Cottage names

Lakeview Cottage

Long time seasonal visitor and Waskesiu Heritage Museum president, Betty Falk reminisces about the charming custom of naming shack tents, portable cabins, cottages, and the rental cabins at Manville’s  (later Baker’s) Bungalows: “I remember as a kid going for walks or drives and looking at cabin/cottage names. Of course we stayed at Baker’s (Manville’s at first) and most of the … Read More

ChrisRemembering Cabin/Cottage names

Canada 150 Kayak

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What a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday! Paddle away in a specially designed Canada 150 red and white kayak. For our annual raffle this summer, we are raffling this one-of-a-kind Delta 12 foot long Thermoform kayak complete with paddle and kayak cart.  The kayak will be displayed on the Museum grounds for the summer and tickets are sold in … Read More

ChrisCanada 150 Kayak

What is ICH?

What is ICH?  This is the acronym for Intangible Cultural Heritage. “Intangible Cultural Heritage encompasses the underlying fabric of our lives –stories, skills, traditions, ways of doing things, ways of speaking, and ways of interacting with each other and the environment.  It does not always leave a material record behind, but rather is passed from person to person and from … Read More

ChrisWhat is ICH?

“It’s a wrap!”

In the jargon of films, it’s a wrap.  In our terms, the museum sign and shack tent are literally all wrapped up for winter.  The museum has also wrapped up its season and closed on Labour Day.  Thank you to everyone who: visited the museum, shared a Waskesiu memory with us, played Bingo, attended Heritage Day, cheered at our entry … Read More

Chris“It’s a wrap!”

Tarping up for winter

Unlike in days gone by, we no longer take down the shack tent each year to store the pieces until the following spring. The Museum had a specially tailored  exterior tarp made to  protect this important exhibit from the elements over the winter.  Each fall a crew covers the shack tent; each spring a crew uncovers it.

ChrisTarping up for winter

And the winner is……

The annual kayak raffle draw was made on Wednesday, August 31 at 3:30 p.m. on the Museum grounds.  Tickets were selling like hot cakes right up until the final moments.  A crowd of interested people collected, each one hoping that theirs would be the lucky ticket drawn.  A volunteer who didn’t have a ticket in the draw came forward to … Read More

ChrisAnd the winner is……

You’re not too late!

You may be the lucky one to paddle away in a beautiful new kayak. Kayak tickets can still be purchased at the shack tent.  Draw date August 31, 2017.  All proceeds help the work of the Museum.

ChrisYou’re not too late!

Under the B…..Bingo!

The last Community Bingo is on Wednesday, August 24.  Come early to ensure a spot!  Boreal Bingo at 7:15, family bingo at 7:30. Dabbers, drinks, and treats available at onsite at Terrace Gardens.

ChrisUnder the B…..Bingo!

Come for Pokemon Go

The Waskesiu Heritage Museum is a Pokemon Go stop.  Please drop in and say Hi when you come to play.

ChrisCome for Pokemon Go

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The Recreation Hall on Wednesday night was the location for visiting and delicious food as the Museum hosted our dedicated, hard working volunteers. President Betty Falk planned a wonderful meal and Board Members prepared food and welcomed and served guests.  Thanks to our marvelous volunteers, the Museum is able to pursue its mission of preserving and presenting the history of … Read More

ChrisVolunteer Appreciation Dinner