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Rossland Museum invites residents to engage in and enjoy November events

Rossland Museum rolls out Seniors’ workshop, new Sinixt exhibit, and the return of Speaker Series
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The seniors’ workshop Preserving Family Heirlooms goes on Nov. 8 at the Rossland Museum. Photo: submitted

The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre is hosting several exciting events for the month of November.

The museum has organized a hands-on, beginner workshop to help you preserve your family heirlooms.

The Seniors’ Workshop: Preserving Family Heirlooms is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 1-to-3 p.m.

“We will be focusing on textiles, photographs, paper, and objects,” said the Rossland Museum spokesperson Melanie Field. “You will learn how to store textiles properly, do basic repairs on objects, you’ll get to break something and put it back together, do basic document repairs, and encapsulation.”

Participants can bring documents from home to repair or encapsulate or can practice on some pieces from the museum’s education collection.

Entry is by donation, plus coffee/tea and treats will be provided. Space is limited, so pleas reserve your spot with Skylar at community@rosslandmuseum.ca or call 250-362-7722.

This series is supported in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of BC.

A Remembrance Day Mini-Film Festival is coming to the Rossland Museum November 11 from 1 to 5 p.m.

“This Remembrance Day, we’re hosting a mini-film festival to pay homage to the heroes who sacrificed their today for our tomorrow,” said museum spokesperson Melanie Field. “Dive into the heart-wrenching narratives and gripping tales of courage through our carefully curated film selection from the National Film Board of Canada.

“From inspiring true stories to powerful documentaries, each film illuminates the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their unwavering spirit.”

• Educational Experience: Gain insights into historical events and the untold stories of heroism that shaped our world.

• Cinematic Excellence: Enjoy award-winning films that capture the essence of bravery, resilience, and sacrifice.

• Community Gathering: Connect with like-minded individuals who share a deep respect for our armed forces.

Let’s Remember Together Remembrance Day is not just about looking back; it’s about looking forward with gratitude. Come together to honour the past, celebrate the present, and inspire a future where peace and unity prevail.

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A brand new exhibit is coming together at the Rossland Museum with a very special opening ceremony planned.

“Our new permanent exhibit ‘Gifts of the Ancestors: Crafts and Knowledge of the Sinixt Way’ will formally open Thursday, Nov. 16 as part of the expansion and redevelopment of Sinixt content at the museum.”

The exhibit will incorporate stories, crafts, and ancestral baskets entrusted to the museum’s care by Sinixt Elders and matriarchs, and supporting Sinixt cultural resurgence.

“Join us for a Tobacco Offering Ceremony, a blessing of the new exhibit, a showing of the short film ‘Learning mxiɬp’, and time to mix and mingle while taking in the new display,” said Field.

This event will be open by donation with proceeds going towards the Autonomous Sinixt, with snacks and refreshments provided.

“Gifts of the Ancestors” exhibit opens on Thursday, Nov. 16 with the ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more info or to RSVP, check out our website www.rosslandmuseum.ca/news/2023/gifts-of-the-ancestors or contact Skylar at community@rosslandmuseum.ca or call 250-362-7722.

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Ski patrol legend Gord Lepage will kick off the Rossland Museum’s Speaker Series on Nov. 30. (Submitted photo)

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Look uphill!

The Rossland Museum will host its first Speaker Series of the season on Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m. with local legend Gord Lepage presenting Red Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol: Safety on the Face of Red.

“Drawing from his deep knowledge of ski patrol operations and twenty-six years of experience as the Volunteer Ski Patrol Director at Red, Gord will regale us with thrilling tales and a thoughtful history of ski patrol operations here on Red Mountain.”

The event is free or by donation and goes Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

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