Gallery 2, Boundary Museum and the Grand Forks Public Library will be participating in the celebration of BC Heritage Week, February 15-22 Each venue will be focusing their projects on this year’s theme entitled “Distinctive Destinations” which will concentrate on the History and Culture of the Doukhobor People. Gallery 2 has distributed over a 100 posters into the Boundary Area, posters hand painted by the elementary students from JA Hutton Elementary and DA Perley Elementary Schools. Gallery 2 will be showcasing storyboards created by the Grand Forks Secondary School’s social study students. The boards depict the history of the Doukhobors beginnings in Canada. Please take the time to stop by, the boards are quite impressive. Boundary Museum Society has a full week with more than 300 students visiting the museum from both JA Hutton and DA Perley Elementary schools over a period of three days. The society has a number of activities scheduled including a bread making demonstration in an outdoor bread oven, butter churning, Borscht demonstration and tasting, rug making with a loom, Doukhobor room with ladle wood carvings. Also there will be a Saddle Lake Presentation – The Granby Wilderness Society will be presenting information on the creation of Saddle Lake and what its cultural uses and values were. They will talk about how people presently value the lake and what critters now call it home. The public is invited to attend the demonstrations as well, please contact Cher at 250 442 3737 for dates and times. Also the Boundary Museum and members of the Doukhobor community have scheduled visits to local senior’s facilities to present the Doukhobor story through photographs and artifacts. They’re asking residents to dress in their traditional costumes from their many ancestral backgrounds.
The Grand Forks Public Library will have a display of books on the history of the Doukhobor. Please take the time to visit each venue and celebrate with us! Visit the BC Heritage website to learn more about this year’s theme. The website has 90 ideas of how to celebrate Heritage Week. www.heritagebc.ca .