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Event Highlights - 2012


  • Second Annual Family Fest.  Special Guests were the 78th Highlanders of the Halifax Citadel who entertained us with piping, drumming and Victorian style hockey.


  • Interviewed and hired students to work in the gift shop and with the day camp program.


  • First performance of the new David Thompson Puppet Show.
  • Prepared and planted our Fur Trade garden.


  • Entered a float in the Rocky Mountain House Rodeo parade together with Parks Canada.


  • Held our annual Barbeque on Canada Day.
  • Sponsored special guests, The Edmonton House Brigade re enactors, at the Legends and Legacies weekend
  • Sold popcorn and pop at the Pow Wow and hot dogs at the stargazing event.


  • Held day camp programs on both English and French throughout the summer.


  • Held our first ever historical wine walk supper.  Guests experienced a progressive supper, with wine tasting and entertainment.


  • Participants in the photo workshop honed their camera skills during a beautiful fall day.


  • Held a Diamond Jubilee tea with Charlotte Small with guest performer Sharon Wass as Charlotte  Small and local fiddler Susanna Heystek.  This was followed by our Annual General Meeting.
  • The David Thompson Puppet Show travelled Red Deer to perform at the Red Deer Museum as part of their  Fur Trade exhibit.


  • People lined up to have their pictures taken with Fur Trade Santa and see the reindeer.  They also had an opportunity to do some shopping in our Trading Post.

The Pow Wow

This was the second year of the Calling All Drums pow wow.  Participants came from all over Western Canada and camped at the Site.

Kootenae Appae of the new David Thompson Puppet show.

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Diamond Jubilee Tea with Charlotte Small

2012 was the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.  Celebrations took place all over the country and we celebrated in our own special way by commemorating the women of the fur trade exemplified by Charlotte Small.

Special guest presenter was Sharon Wass, who performed a dramatic monologue entitled  "My David."  This was followed by high tea consisting of labrador tea and bannock and accompanied by "fiddle" chamber music performed by local fiddler, fourteen year old Susanna Heystek.

A good time was had by all.

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