Fonds 516 Trumpeter Swan Trailer Association

Trumpeter Swan Trailer Association. — 1968 – 2008. — 9.5 cm of textual records. — 81 photographs. — 17 slides.


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Agency History

(excerpts taken from historical records in the fonds)
The Trumpeter Swan Trailer Club was organized in 1968 by Roy Garrett. With the help of Bud Clark as secretary, the two men put many hours into getting the club organized and registered under the Societies Act. Outings that first year included Moonshine Lake, Moberly Lake, and the Smoky River and Simonette River. The next step was to join the Alberta Travel Trailer Association and start to attend provincial rallies which were held at a central point in the province. Each year clubs would organized to host these rallies and Red Deer and Ponoka were hosts the first few years. This club was well represented for quite a few years and competitors Roy Garretts and Andy Feil were A side winners in horse shoes one year and B side winners another year. This was quite an upset for the serious players from other clubs. The same effect happened when our ladies became the Cribbage champs and then first in the darts tournament at Olds. They were also good competitors in the entertainment . They had a little choir and also put on a skit, “Street Car Desire”. The staging with a group acting like a forest, using garbage bags over their heads, was effective. The rallies ended with a dance. At one dance, Dan Willsey and another fellow decided to dance together and then Thora Rule decided they were a togetherness group and came out of the bathroom with a roll of toilet paper and wrapped the whole group around the tables. That same night, Earl Rule kept unplugging trailers and no one could catch him. For these rallies, they would leave Grande Prairie on Friday night and drive as far as Gunn, getting there by midnight and then be up and on the road by 6 a.m. to get to Red Deer by 8 a.m. Once Andy and Roy didn’t even park before they raced to get to the horse shoe games. They left for home, tired, on Mondays before noon, On one trip home, Adam Bondar, with his new Ford and 19’ Travelaire didn’t stop for gas when the rest did and ran out. The syphon idea didn’t work so Andy offered to tow him and even though Art said he couldn’t do it, Andy did and got them 3-4 miles to Juniper Lodge safely.

The Trumpeters eventually decided to have a rally of their own in the northern division at Barrhead. Since they had the largest group in the area, they always helped with the activities and hosted the get acquainted coffee party on Friday night. There was parking to arrange, use of the hall facilities, and groceries to get. This rally was always held during the Barrhead Sports Days. They sponsored a steak supper on Saturday and the fee for the weekend would include a ticket for the supper.

The club started having winter meetings in the early 70s to keep the club intact. The first Christmas parties were held in Webb’s and Shofner’s basements. Then they started holding meetings at the Golden Age Center every third Saturday of the month. They also had Christmas parties there, bowling parties and pot luck suppers in the winter months. The club disbanded officially in 2008.

Custodial History

The records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Morris Burroughs in 2009.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of a history of the club, executive records including by-laws, membership, minutes, financial records, records of camp-outs and rallies, correspondence, associated organizations, newsclippings, members’ writings an photographs and slides recording camp-outs and social events.

 

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Table of Contents

Series 516.01History & Executive Records
Series 516.02Membership
Series 516.03Minutes
Series 516.04Financial
Series 516.05Camp-outs and Rallies
Series 516.06Correspondence, Assoc. Organizations, Activities
Series 516.07Photographs and Slides

 

Series 516.01History & Executive Records. — 1968 – 2008. — 4 cm.The series consists of a hand written history and memories of some of the early outings, the original Certificate of Incorporation and by-laws (1968) and numerous revised by-laws including related correspondence with the Alberta Government, annual returns for the society and the Certificate of Dissolution.
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Series 516.02Membership. — 1968 – 2007. — 2 cm.The series consists of application forms, yearly membership rosters (1968-2007) and a copy of a Life Membership Certificate.
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Series 516.03Minutes. — 1995-2008. — 1 cm.The series consists of minutes from 1995-2008. Financial statements are included for 1998 and 1999.
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Series 516.04Financial. — 1997-2008. — 1 cm.The series consists of financial records from 1997-2008 and records of purchasing club jackets in 2002.
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Series 516.05Camp-outs and Rallies. — 1970-2007. — 1cm.The series consists of records of lists of rally and camp-out sites for years 1970-2007, some with descriptions of the camp-out, listing participants and events of the weekend.
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Series 516.06Correspondence, Assoc. Organizations, Activities. — 1984-2008. — .5 cm.The series consists of correspondence, a copy of the by-laws from the Klondike Trailer Club of Edmonton and the Camping Clubs of Alberta, a 1984 newsclipping inviting new memberships, and a collection of jokes and writings used for entertainment.
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Series 516.07Photographs and Slides. — 1968-2005. — 81 photographs. — 17 slides.The series consists of 81 photographs and 17 slides taken at camp-outs from 1968-2005.
 
Red Deer Rally, 1972, 1972
1 photograph; colour; 3.5.x 3.5
Red Deer Rally, Sept., 1972. Adam, Dorothy and Vivian Bondar; Edo and Jean Eisler, Andrew Eisler, Andy and Evelyn Feil
Location: 516.07.01
Red Deer Rally, 1973, 1973
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Red Deer Rally, Sept., 1973 shows a goup of campers standing behind their sign post and in front of trailers.
Location: 516.07.02
Red Deer Rally, 1976, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Red Deer Rally, Sept., 1976, shows a goup of campers standing behind their club sign and in front of trailers.
Location: 516.07.03
Horse Shoe Winners, 1976, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Red Deer Rally, Sept., 1976, shows Roy Garrett and Andy Feil, horse shoe winners, with their trophy.
Location: 516.07.04
Ponoka, 1977, 1977
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Camping group at Ponoka, 1977, showing a group of campers and Andy Feil holding the club sign
Location: 516.07.05
Ponoka, 1977, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Camping group at Ponoka, 1977, showing a group of campers wearing club jackets and Andy Feil holding the club sign.
Location: 516.07.06
Dunvegan, 1978, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Roy and Fran Garrett holding a cake celebrating the tenth anniversary of the club. The Garretts were charter members.
Location: 516.07.07
Ponoka, 1978, 1978
2 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
A group of campers relax in front of their trailers and another grouping for the presentation of a club trophy.
Location: 516.07.08-.09
Motorhomes at Ponoka, 1979, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
A shot of the newer motorhomes parked at the campsite in Ponoka.
Location: 516.07.10
Ponoka, Group 1979, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
A group of campers relax in front of their trailers, some seated on the grass and Fran Garrett holding the club sign.
Location: 516.07.11
Ponoka, Group 1980, 1980,
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Ponoka, Group 1980, shown next to their camping units.
Location: 516.07.12
Ponoka Campground, 1980, 1980
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Campground at Ponoka, 1980.
Location: 516.07.13
Entertainment Cast, 1980, 1980
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
The cast of players including Fran Garrett and Myrtle Webb, for “The Cremation of Sam Mc Gee” at the Ponoka Rally, 1980
Location: 516.07.14
Beer Tray Race, Ponoka, 1980, 1980
2 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Harold Webb shows his talents in the President’s Beer Tray Race.
Location: 516.07.15-.16
Olds Rally Card Game, 1981, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Olds Rally Card Game, 1981, featuring three men and three women.
Location: 516.07.17
Olds Rally Trophy Winner, 1981, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Olds Rally trophy winner, Ellen Guttau,1981, displays her trophy in front of her motorhome.
Location: 516.07.18
Olds Rally Trophy Winners, 1981, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Thora Rohl and Mae Rutherford stand holding their trophy at the Olds Rally, 1981
Location: 516.07.19
Olds Horse Shoe Winners, 1981, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Roy Garrett and Andy Feil sit holding their horse shoe trophy at the Olds Rally, 1981.
Location: 516.07.20
Olds Rally, 1982, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 4
A group of six, two women holding trophies, pose in front of a motorhome at the Olds Rally, 1982. Group includes Andy and Evelyn Feil and Ellen Guttau.
Location: 516.07.21
Celebrating Fifteen Years, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
A group of twelve members meet to celebrate 15 years as a club, complete with a cake. Group includes Dick and Margaret Withers, Roy and Fran Garrett and Andy and Evelyn Feil.
Location: 516.07.22
Corn Roast at Waterhole, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
The group meets at Waterhole for a corn roast.
Location: 516.07.23
Rally at Debolt, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
At the Debolt Rally, 1985, are L-R Ambrose Donison, Margaret Withers, Allen Jeffcoat, Frank Pisatcky
Location: 516.07.24
Rally in Red Deer, 1985, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
At the Red Deer Rally, 1985, a Grande Prairie group poses for a club photo including Andy Feil holding the club sign and Evelyn Feil in front of it.
Location: 516.07.25
Camp-out at Dunvegan,1986, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5
Camp-out at Dunvegan,1986. Group includes Dick and Margaret Withers in the foreground and Harold and Myrtle at the end of the table.
Location: 516.07.26-27
Norton’s 50th Anniversary,1986, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Clyde and Betty Norton celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Margaret withers is second from the right.
Location: 516.07.28
Debolt Golf Winners, 1987, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Debolt Golf Winners, 1987, include Miles and Marion Marcy (center). and Margaret Withers, (second from the right).
Location: 516.07.29
20th Birthday of the Club, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Charter members celebrate the 20th birthday of the club with a birthday cake. Back row: L-R Marion Marcy, Kae Whitlock, Evelyn and Andy Feil, Marg and Dick Withers,. Front L-R: Art Whitlock, Miles Marcy.
Location: 516.07.30
Golfing Action at Debolt, 1988, 1988
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
A group photo at the edge of the golf course and then getting ready for action at the Debolt Golf Course, 1988. George Whitlock is in front, second from the right. Margaret Withers is in middle row third from the right and Dick Withers is in the back row, second from the left.
Location: 516.07.31-.32
Dunvegan Corn Roast, 1988, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
A group seated at a table outside enjoying a corn roast at Dunvegan. On the left are Clyde Norton, Marion Marcy and Andy Feil
Location: 516.07.33
Christmas Party, 1988, 1988
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
Christmas Party, 1988, showing a men’s group and women round a table. In the men’s group from the left, ?, Ambrose Donison, George Whitlock, and Art Whitlock
Location: 516.07.34-.35
Golfing at Grovedale, 1988, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Golfing at Grovedale, 1988, Sept. long weekend. Lady in the center wearing green is Mrs. Head.
Location: 516.07.36
Debolt Rally, 1989, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Debolt Rally, 1989, featuring golfing.
Location: 516.07.37
Grovedale Winners,1989, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Grovedale golf tournament winners,1989. L-R: ?, Miles Marcy, Evelyn Feil, George Whitlock, ?, ?.
Location: 516.07.38
Grovedale Corn Roast,1989, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Grovedale corn roast,1989. Back row includes Andy Feil and George Whitlock
Location: 516.07.39
Legion Park Steak Fry, 1989, 1989
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
Legion Park steak fry, Sept.1989 showing the dinner guests and two men playing lawn darts. Ambrose and Jean Donison appear in the first photograph.
Location: 516.07.40-41
Christmas Party 1989, 1989
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 5.5
Christmas Party, Dec 17, 1989, showing 3 musicians including Harold Webb playing the accordian, and Andrew Donison playing the guitar; the second group includes Art and Kay Whitlock, Ellen Guttau, and Marion Marcy on the far right, and the third is a presentation of a poinsetta.
Location: 516.07.42-.44
Debolt Rallies 1990, 1990
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
Debolt Rallies 1990, featuring golf competitions.In #45 L-R: ?, Marion Dunbar, Bob Field, Dick Withers. #48 L-R: Art Whitlock and Evelyn Feil, ?, ?
Location: 516.07.45-.48
Fairview, July 1990, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Fairview, July 1990, a group assembled beside a trailer taking part in a golf tournament.
Location: 516.07.49
Eaglesham, July 27-28,1990, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Eaglesham, July 27-28,1990
Location: 516.07.50
Valleyview, Sept., 1990, 1990
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
Valleyview, Sept.1-3, 1990, showing a group shot: L-R: (back) Miles Marcy, ?, Floyd Irwin, ?, and Mrs. Irwin in the middle of front row. #51 shows the Valleyview Golf Course.
Location: 516.07.51-.52
Debolt, 1990, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Debolt, July 1990, golf tournament. Iris Pollock and Andy Feil in front, Evelyn Feil behind Andy, n the middle row on the right. Martha Head is in the far back row.
Location: 516.07.53
Christmas Party, 1990, 1990
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
Christmas Party, 1990
Location: 516.07.54-.55
First Golf Meet – May 18-20, 1991, 1991
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 5
First Golf Meet – May 18-20, 1991, includes Ed Halwa and Dorothy Pollock
Location: 516.07.56
Ed Halwa’s Birthday Party – May 18-20, 1991, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
First Golf Meet – May 18-20, 1991, and Ed Halwa’s birthday party. Ed is in front row, far right.
Location: 516.07.57
Barrhead Rally, June, 1991, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Barrhead Rally, June, 1991
Location: 516.07.58
Presentation of Life Memberships, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Presentation of Life Memberships. Harold Webb on the left
Location: 516.07.59
Christmas Party, 1991, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Christmas Party, 1991
Location: 516.07.60
Chinook Valley Golf Course, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Chinook Valley Golf Course, 1992.
Location: 516.07.61
Barrhead Rally, June 15-17, 1992, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Barrhead Rally, June 15-17, 1992
Location: 516.07.62
Dunvegan, Sept 13, 1992, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Dunvegan, Sept 13, 1992
Location: 516.07.63
Legion Campground 1992, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Legion Campground, Sept 19-20, 1992. Back Row L-R: Marion Walton, Ray Pollock, Andy Feil. Front Row: Ambrose Donison, ?.
Location: 516.07.64
Grovedale, 1992, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Grovedale, 1992, golf winners, Ed Halwa and Andy Feil
Location: 516.07.65
Christmas Party, 1992, – Receiving the Gavel, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Christmas Party, 1992, – Receiving the Gavel – from Evelyn Feil to Harold Olson, president for 1993
Location: 516.07.66
Christmas Party, 1992, – Playing Cards, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Christmas Party, 1992, – playing cards.
Location: 516.07.67
Woking Rally, 1993, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Woking Rally showing the motorhomes and trailers parked.
Location: 516.07.68
Woking Rally, 1993 President, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Woking Rally, May 31- June1, 1993 showing president Harold Olson and wife, Jean.
Location: 516.07.69
Barrhead Rally, June 12, 1993, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Barrhead Rally, June 12, 1993, with a Washoe Game in progress.
Location: 516.07.70
Woking, July 4, 1993, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Woking Rally, June 12, 1993, with Harold Olson and wife Jean showing off their golf cart.
Location: 516.07.71
Fairview, July 11, 1993, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Fairview, July 11, 1993, showing the watermelon treat.
Location: 516.07.72
Dunvegan, Sept. 1993, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Dunvegan, Sept. 1993, pancake breakfast? Left row: May and George Whitlock. Middle Row: Ed and Mrs, Halwa. Right Row: Mrs. Irwin, Dorothy Pollock, ?.
Location: 516.07.73
Last Finale, Legion Park, Sept. 1993, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Last Finale, Legion Park, Sept. 1993. George Whitlock on the left.
Location: 516.07.74
Meridian RV Park, 2001, 2001
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6
The trailer club assembled at Meridian RV Park, June 2, 2001
Location: 516.07.75 -.77
Meridian RV Park, 2002, 2001
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
The trailer club assembled at Meridian RV Park, June 30, 2002.
Location: 516.07.78
Triler Club “Stalwarts”, 2005, 2005
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Triler Club “Stalwarts” at the Legion RV Park, Sept. 20, 2005. L-R: Ed Halwa, Ray Riendeau, Mary Riendeau, Neilius Haugland, Marion Marcy, Evelyn Fiel, John Yurichuck.
Location: 516.07.79
Farewell Party for Floyd and Noreen Irwin, 2005, 2005
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Farewell Party for Floyd and Noreen Irwin at the Simpson residence, Oct 8, 2005. L-R: Ruth Reiger, Noreen Irwin, Margaret Simpson, Floyd Irwin
Location: 516.07.80
View from Legion RV Park, 2005, 2005
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
View from Legion RV Park, Sept. 20, 2005.
Location: 516.07.81
Moonshine Lake Campground, May 4, 1968, 1968
4 slides; colour; 35 mm.
The trailer club ventures to Moonshine Lake Campground, May 4, 1968, for their first outing, and encounters mud and a rainy, snowy weekend.
Location: 516.07.82-.85
Camping at Moberly Lake, May 19 – 24, 1968, 1968
5 slides; colour; 35 mm.
The trailer club travels to Moberly Lake to spend May 19 -24, 1968. Views of the campground sign, the lake, trailers parked in the campsite, and John Connolly holding up his prize fish.
Location: 516.07.86-.90
Camping at the Simonette River, July 12-14, 1968., 1968
4 sldes; colour; 35 mm
The trailer club travels to the Simonette River to spend July 12-14, 1968. Views include “root pickers”, trailers in a line up, the river valley behind a parked trailer unit, and playing hop scotch in the sand.
Location: 516.07.91-.94
Camping at the Smoky River, July 14, 1968., 1968
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
The trailer club camps at the Smoky River, July 14, 1968. Views include trailers in the parking lot and parked in the trees with river in background, the bridge from the campsite road, and Bill Dredge trying for a sun tan with his walkie-talkie.
Location: 516.07.95 – .98
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