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AUGUST 2016

THE SOUTH SHUSWAP SCOOP

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South Shuswap Historical Society Submitted by Beverly Christensen Preserving the rich history of the South Shuswap is the goal of the steering committee working to establish the South Shuswap Historical Society. The need for this historical society grew out of the Blind Bay 100th celebrations during which the organizers realized every community in Area C of the South Shuswap has its own important historical stories to tell, says Bev Christensen, who is chairing the effort to establish the society. Other members of the committee are Louise Barber, Dave Barton and Curt Copeland. “We want each community in the area to continue to research and write about their history because they are all

important. Having a registered society will provide access to grants to undertake other projects, especially larger projects, to showcase the history of the area,� Christensen said. With this in mind we are inviting representatives from all communities and organizations within Area C to attend the founding meeting South Shuswap Historical Society in the Blind Bay Hall on September 22nd at 2 p.m., she said. At that time the Steering Committee will provide more information including a preliminary plan to record and preserve the history of the area. The Committee also welcomes advice and comment." For more information contact Dave Barton at 675-4887.

SWOA AGM Wednesday August 24, 2016 7:00 p.m. Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Road

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Shuswap Scoop August 2016  

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