See you at Bingo!

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Terrace Gardens is the place to be on Wednesday evenings!  Bring the whole family or a friend to play bingo with you.  Doors open at 6:50, bingo starts at 7:30.  Cold drinks and sweet treats available.  All proceeds help with the operation of the museum.

ChrisSee you at Bingo!

Yard Sale Success

Thanks to our many contributors and purchasers and volunteers, another successful Yard Sale was held on Saturday.  Great weather brought browsers and shoppers  out early.  This community event is always the scene of much visiting and laughing as people shop for treasures amongst the donated goods.  People also rented tables to sell their own items. Proceeds from the sale will … Read More

ChrisYard Sale Success

Meet Victoria and Britney

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Our summer students are smiling and ready to greet you.  Victoria is returning to us again from Alberta. Britney is brand new and from Saskatchewan. Come to the Museum and hear about the history of the shack tent from one of our guides.  Bring the kids to learn about Cowichan sweaters from them and have them design their own sweater. … Read More

ChrisMeet Victoria and Britney

We’re proud, eh?!

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The Waskesiu Heritage Museum’s entry in the Canada Day Parade was mentioned as “Most Memorable” for our use of the Canada 150 Kayak – a truly Canadian symbol for who we are. Thanks also to Dave King for loaning us his 1948 Chevrolet truck for the parade.

ChrisWe’re proud, eh?!

Open and Proud!

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The Museum is open for the season and in full gear for the summer.  Drop in and meet our summer students, Victoria and Britney.  Bring your kids and grand children to try our new children’s activities.  Learn about Waskesiu’s connection to Cowichan Sweaters in our new display. In this picture from Canada Day celebrations, we proudly displayed a Canadian flag … Read More

ChrisOpen and Proud!

Cottage Life West magazine features Waskesiu in May 2017 issue

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“Take me to Waskesiu” titles the article about our cottage and cabin community in the May 2017 edition of Cottage Life West. Author Jim Sutherland visited PANP in August 2016 and chatted with Museum volunteer Mona Findlayson both at our shack tent exhibit and in her lakefront cottage.  He also met Dorell Taylor, editor of the three volumes of Waskesiu … Read More

ChrisCottage Life West magazine features Waskesiu in May 2017 issue

Work for us this summer!

We are looking for a friendly, dynamic student to work for us for 9 weeks this summer, late June to early September.  We need a responsible, enthusiastic student  as Museum Interpreter in our main display, the shack tent to talk to people of all ages about the history of vacationers in the Park. Position title:  museum interpreter Organization:  Waskesiu Heritage … Read More

ChrisWork for us this summer!

Remembering Cabin/Cottage names

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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?