Heritage Week got off to a terrific start this past weekend with a very large turnout for this year’s Timber Day event. Well over 300 people came to watch the logger sports events and enjoy the weather at Centennial Park.
And Monday saw a presentation of the vintage 1937 film, Silent Barriera, at the Roxy. Click here to learn more at the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB). You can also click here to watch an 8:41-minute clip of the film on YouTube.
And there’s more going on this week leading up to the BC Historical Federation Conference.
On Wednesday, May 25, The Wardens — Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt, bring their special blend of music and storytelling to the Performing Arts Centre, starting at 7:30 pm. They use their superb musicianship, haunting harmonies and chilling tales to evoke the true wilderness of our Mountain National Parks. Tickets are $10 and you can click here to purchase them online.
The conference is a pretty big deal for Revelstoke as it brings together representatives from museums large and small from across the province. Here is the schedule for this major event:
BC Historical Federation Conference
May 26 – 28, 2016
Thursday — May 26
3:00 – 4:30 pm: ‘Getting Ready for the New BC Societies Act’
Presentation by Debbie Turner – Deputy Registrar, Registries and Online Services, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and Jill Sinkwich – Director, Policy and Legislation Division, Ministry of Finance.
This free presentation will be of interest to anyone involved in a registered B.C. Society.
Revelstoke Senior Citizens Centre
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Book Fair & Early Registration at the Regent Hotel
7:00 to 9:00 pm – Welcome Reception at Revelstoke Museum & Archives; Entertainment provided by Jacolyn Daniluck, vocalist and Lida Carey, pianist.
Friday – May 27
All day: Book Fair at Regent Hotel
Morning Plenary sessions at Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
8:00 am Registration continues
8:30 am Welcoming from the Sinixt Nation and Opening Remarks
9:00 am Keynote Address: “Land of Thundering Snow – Avalanche History & Research in Canada” – Dr. John Woods
10:30 am Coffee & Muffin break
11:00 am BCHF – Preview of the new website
11:20 am “The Romance of the Big Bend” presentation by Cathy English, Curator of Revelstoke Museum & Archives
12:30 Bag Lunches; Organizing Tour Groups
- A) Rogers Pass Tour — 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Bus leaves from the Performing Arts Centre.
- B) Arts & History Tour — 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Revelstoke Dam, BC Interior Forestry Museum & Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. Bus leaves from the Performing Arts Centre
- C) Revelstoke River Trail Tour — 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Historical Panels and Natural Heritage Walking Tour.
- D) Downtown Heritage Walking Tour — 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Architecture & Local Lore.
Dinner on one’s own.
7:30 – 9:00 pm Reception at the Revelstoke Railway Museum: Unveiling Walter Moberly Monument followed by a “History of Revelstoke in Story and Song” presented by the Revelstoke Seniors’ Theatre Group.
Saturday: May 28
Morning Events – Regent Hotel
8:00 am – 1:30 pm Book Fair
8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am Annual General Meeting
11:00 am – 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Revelstoke’s Ski History
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Soup & Sandwich Lunch
1:30 pm Buses leave for Mount Revelstoke
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tour of Nels Nelsen Historic
Ski Area and “Nels Knickers”
exhibit on Mount Revelstoke National Park
Banquet & BC Book Awards Presentation
Location: Revelation Lodge, Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Bus leaves Regent Hotel to RMR 5:15 – 5:30 pm
Cocktail Hour 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Awards Ceremony 8:00 pm
Entertainment Bob Rogers