The Skate Park has been around for quite a while (fundraising to get it built was in 2000 and it’s 2023 now) . . . and it gets used. And anything that gets regular use eventually needs maintenance. Right now it’s getting a bit of resurfacing – with a bit more funds raising it will eventually get an expansion.
We have two rivers that flow into town, the Kettle and the Granby.
In the early summer people take to the rivers in their kayaks, rafts, inner tubes and other floating craft. And some summers we even have an unofficial raft race. Check out this one fro a few years past …
When I first moved to town one of the first places I checked out was the Museum. That helps you understand why the place you’ve found yourself in is the way it is. Plus I was looking for work and they were looking for someone … I got the job.
For the next 3 years, until it closed for a while, I worked there. And I found out that the best part of the position was touring the visitors through and telling them the tales and facts and making it come to life just a little bit.
The Museum and the City got in a fight and for a while they had no home and I had no job. But it has worked out well in the long run – the Museum found a new home in a historic site that needed a tenant that would honor its heritage and be proper stewards. And it happened to be a school which is appropriate to its function of educating the world about the history of the area.
And occasionally they will ask (or I will volunteer) to take a group on a tour through the museum. Like I’m going to take you right now. Okay, this tour is quite a bit shorter and bereft of most of the stores BUT it’s meant to be a bit of a teaser to get you to visit 🙂 And below that is a bit of history – a visit to the no longer there museum when it was still downtown. (the 360 degree video might be best viewed with Google Chrome)
And this is a small window into the past … a place that no longer exists.