The Horse Drive of Harry Adair in Review

Now that our website is back online and fully repaired, check out the photographs of the July 12th fundraiser!

We had a great time at the Horse Drive of Harry Adair!  The weather was perfect, the content was riveting, and the Scenic Heights Players did a great job with the play.  Thanks again to all our volunteers, our donors, and the Scenic Heights community. We had a profit of just over $7,000 on the event and a nice donation of $10,000 for our building fund from one of the attendees, so that made it a very profitable event!

Roping instruction

Roping instruction

Crowds in the stands, waiting for the play to begin

Crowds in the stands, waiting for the play to begin

Leslie Gordon interviews Gary Dixon

Leslie Gordon interviews Gary Dixon

Charlie Penson, MC and President of the Friends Society

Charlie Penson, MC and President of the Friends Society

Musicians

Musicians

The chuckwagon

The chuckwagon

The players

The players

The bear that scared the horses

The bear that scared the horses

1964 Master Farm Family

In keeping with the mandate of SPRA, we have created a YouTube channel! This enables us to make our collections, which include 387 sound recordings and 193 film and video recordings, accessible to everyone. Featuring a variety of interviews, educational films, and 8mm home videos, the SPRA channel provides a new and exciting way to experience the history of the South Peace. We also have funny animal videos.

Below is a sound recording of Charlie and Winnie Moore being interviewed by Malcolm Menzies. The Moore family, comprised of six children, achieved great success not only farming but also in their business and community endeavors. Their interests included the DeBolt and District Pioneer Museum, and the Alberta Seed Growers Association.

 

Charlie and Winnie Moore Interview – February 13th, 1990

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Photograph above from the DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum collection at the Archives (0116.09.01.02.137) – Charlie Moore Family, ca. 1964 (l-r) Norman, Charlie, Marvin, Brian, Vernon, Grandma DeBolt, Maurice, Winnie, and Lynda.

 

Celebrating 100 years of incorporation

Did you know that the City of Grande Prairie is celebrating 100 years of incorporation in 2014?

In preparation, South Peace Regional Archives is seeking photographs of downtown buildings and records of businesses, past and present, which have operated in the City.

If you have any questions or material to contribute, please contact Mary Nutting at 780-830-5105 or spra@telus.net.

Help promote this initiative by putting up a poster!