Dickson Store Museum recognizes ‘rare gem’ volunteers at AGM

The Dickson Store Museum kicked off what’s gearing up to be another busy year with its annual general meeting and volunteer appreciation

The Dickson Store Museum kicked off what’s gearing up to be another busy year with its annual general meeting and volunteer appreciation event on Feb. 7.

About 40 people attended the event, which was held with the theme ‘Volunteers are Rare Gems.’ Tables were decorated accordingly for the supper prepared by Kathleen Raines.

Museum manager Sharon Lightbown spoke about the importance of volunteers, whom she referred to as “very rare gems.” She then showed her appreciation for them by performing an original song.

Board members include Harold Kemtrup, Sandy Martin, Bill Taylor, Tracy Rowbotham, Shauna Mundell, Antonia Nissen, Doreen Nicholson and Lynne Morck, who joined as treasurer in November 2014.

A new exhibit was erected by the museum last year showing the impact of telephones in rural areas. ‘Communication Comes to Dickson’ features telephones from the 19th century forward, and will be displayed throughout the season.

The museum is also set to become a Visitor Information Tourist Centre. As such, it will carry brochures and information on tourism destinations and attractions across the entire province. Road maps will also be sold in the gift shop.

Lightbown said she’ll be working on a number of other projects throughout the winter months.

The museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2016, and staff are appealing to the public for ideas on how to mark the momentous occasion. Suggestions may be passed on to Lightbown by emailing her at dicksonstoremuseum@gmail.com or by calling 403-728-3355.

The museum opens this year Saturday, May 16.

Other notable events include Thrilling Thursday on July 23, Sunday Afternoon at the Museum on July 26, Teddy Bear Picnic on Aug. 6, Last Day of the Season on Aug. 31, Harvest Festival on Sept. 13 and Julestue on Nov. 7.

Up-to-date information is available on the museum’s website at www.dicksonstoremuseum.com and on the new Dickson Store Museum Facebook page.


Just Posted

Team Canada dancer returns to Red Deer laden with medals

Red Deer dancer wins three silver medals and a bronze at World Championship

Ponoka’s Chevi Rabbit recognized for human rights advocacy

She was recognized as one of the top 25 most influential human rights advocates

Mentoring program celebrates successful year

FCSS Mentoring Program took the kids bowling Dec. 13

Local author releases brand new international thriller

Retired teacher Larry Stewart hosting a book launch this

Christmas Bureau thankful of community support, generosity

The Christmas Bureau has been helping families in Sylvan Lake for more than 20 years

Google searches suggest 2017 a tough year

What were Canadians were curious about: Google searches suggest 2017 a tough year

Democrat wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

Democrat Doug Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset against Roy Moore

New fighter-jet competition to have national ‘economic interest’ requirement

Trudeau government wants to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with 88 new fighters by as early as 2025

The top-binged shows on Netflix in 2017

Which show did you cheat on your spouse with by watching ahead?

2017 word of the year: Feminism

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’

200 Russians to compete in Olympics as neutrals

The Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in South Korea

Researchers claim the ‘man flu’ does exist

Review of scientific studies suggests ‘man flu’ may be more intense: researcher

Trudeau appoints Supreme Court chief justice

Prime Minister Trudeau appoints Richard Wagner as Supreme Court chief justice

Most Read