On March 16th, the South Peace Regional Archives closed to the public, amid rising cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) throughout Alberta and the rest of Canada. This closure resulted in an abrupt halt to all in-person donations, research requests, and volunteer work at the Archives as well as the cancellation of all public outreach events. The Board of Directors voted to postponed the AGM, originally scheduled for March 28th, until further notice.
The safety of our staff, volunteers, and members of the public remains the Archives’ first priority. The Archives will remain closed to the public until it is possible for us to reopen safely. Updates on the Archives’ services, including any plans for reopening, will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
While the South Peace Regional Archives remain closed to the public, our staff have been hard at work completing vital behind-the-scenes tasks to support our mission of gathering, preserving, and sharing the historical records of our region. Archives staff are also available via phone and email during regular business hours to provide remote research assistance. Thank you for your ongoing support!