Supported work done to the lookout, benches and landscaping.
Flower planters to beautify the townsite of Waskesiu.
Foot bridge repair in the cottage area.
Support for Friends of the Park dedicated to enhancing public awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of the cultural and natural heritage of Prince Albert National Park, including Grey Owl history and artifacts presentation room.
Memorial signage which marks the area near the memorial tree and the former grave sites of four people who perished in a brief, but fierce storm on Waskesiu Lake in the late fall of 1927.
We contributed towards heritage building signs for the bandstand, Kingsmere River rail cart, Nature Centre, shack tent, portable cabin & more.
Support for a Prince Albert National Park Heritage Driving Tour brochure.
Support for the Grey Owl International Film Festival.
Support for the Reel Rave International Film Festival which takes place annually in September.
The free, family friendly play in the day use area June18, 2022 highlighted the importance of community by drawing on the Cree teaching of wâhkôhtowin, which refers to the kinship between all things.
Support for a Waskesiu branding project with Parks Canada.
For three days in August the Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival features free outdoor live music, an Indigenous talent showcase, food vendors, activities for kids & more.
The replica shack tent at the Waskesiu Heritage Museum was completed in 2018.
Camp kitchens were used for socializing, doing laundry, playing cards and enjoying games as well as for cooking meals. This replica of the original design opened in July, 2010.
We supported a project to digitize two 16 mm films. The films, approximately 7 or 8 minutes each, were professionally made for the National Parks Service in black and white in the 1930s. One documentary with sound, Grey Owl’s Strange Guests, shows a visit with Grey Owl at Ajawaan Lake in 1937 and the other, Summer Days at Waskesiu, shows people in a convertible car arriving at the South Gate, travelling up Highway 263, and visiting the sights in Waskesiu. The films can now be shared digitally, both as images and videos. Photo courtesy of the Waskesiu Heritage Museum.
Support for the book titled The Stories Behind the Benches of Waskesiu by Herve Langlois published by the Waskesiu Heritage Museum in 2012.