Friends of the Quesnel Museum
(FOM) are excited about Canada’s
150th anniversary of confederation
and plan to encourage and promote
local residents, businesses, community
groups, community leaders and
students to plan an event, attend an
event, dress for the occasion and
share the celebratory excitement
with visitors and fellow Canadians.
Already several events are being
planned for the coming year.
So far Flag Day, Feb. 15 was
marked by the hoisting of a shiny,
new Canadian Flag at Voyageur
Rock in Ceal Tingley Park and
the Friends of the Museum held a
reminiscing event at the museum
where people shared their memories
of where they were and how they
celebrated Canada’s 100th birthday
Activities, with a nod to Canada
150, already slated include The
Friends of the Museum book sale
May 6; Victoria Day in Barkerville,-
May 14; Rotary Diamond Calcutta,
May 26; Relay for Life, June
5; North Cariboo Backcountry
Horsemen, Canada 150 campout
at Cottonwood House, July 30 –
July 2; Canada Day, July 1; Billy
Barker Days, July 14 – 16; Skyfest
Aug. 4 – 6; Friends of the Museum
Pioneer Festival, Aug. 11 – 12; Wells
to Barkerville cattle drive, Aug.
13 – 14; Antique Machinery Park
Open House in August; Prospector
Car Club Show and Shine, Aug.
25 – 27; B.C. Culture Days, Sept.
29 – Oct. 1; and finally the FOM
annual Christmas Sale, Dec. 1 – 2.
Friends of the Museum want to
be inclusive and ask anyone with
plans to celebrate Canada 150 to
contact Honey Affleck, 250-992-
5875. FOM is producing a schedule
of events for this very special
Canadian anniversary year and
plans to distribute them to locals
and visitors as members stroll the
streets of Quesnel in costume promoting
Canada’s 150th anniversary
Don’t be left out, start planning,
any event can be included as long
as there is a Canada 150 aspect to
Happy Birthday Canada.