Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Family History Fair

This was the brain child of Helen Gwilliam, an Assistant Director of the Edmonton Riverbend FHC.
She organized the whole thing and did an amazing job of expanding it beyond the borders of a "genealogy open house". In fact it didn't take place at the FHC, or even in Edmonton, but in the nearby city of Spruce Grove. It was done in cooperation with Alberta Culture and included a wide variety of activities for young and old, from variations of hopscotch, fish pond, and sidewalk painting, to research classes and story telling. I taught some research classes, but that was the limit of my involvement. Everything was organized by Helen. The Parkland and Spruce Grove wards were heavily involved, as well as other members and non-members.

This was a display of brands and family stories,
one of many activities there.

Good work everyone and especially Helen! I could never have done what you did. You involved people that I would not have expected ... doing things I would never have thought of. You are amazing! Our FHC is really fortunate to have you on our staff.

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