Friends of the Museum looking to promote Canada 150 events

If you have an event that features Canada 150 promotion,let FOM know.

Some of the members of the Friends of the Museum got together for a hurray for Canada photo.

Some of the members of the Friends of the Museum got together for a hurray for Canada photo.

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

in 1967.

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

of confederation.

Don’t be left out, start planning,

any event can be included as long

as there is a Canada 150 aspect to

the activities.

Happy Birthday Canada.