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Shuswap Events Bulletin Board
16th Annual Heritage Week
Local News » Local Businesses
Jan 30, 2012

Haney Heritage VillagePress Release
Contact: Susan Mackie, General Manager
R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum
Date: January 24, 2012

16th Annual Heritage Week 2012

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and The Mall at Piccadilly are proud to sponsor the 16th Annual Heritage Week February 20- 25. Heritage Week 2012 celebrates the story of energy and power in British Columbia - past, present and future. In 1913 Salmon Arm began to generate its own electricity with a diesel-run plant. This brought progress and many changes to this growing city and its citizen. The first power station was housed in a brick building on the site of the current Central Fire Hall.

The Piccadilly Mall hosts this week long event where there will be many displays and exhibits of our rich heritage for visitors to view plus the annual pie baking contest. The Salmon Arm Museum will have a special exhibit at the mall celebrating our local energy history. Curator, Deborah Chapman and her volunteers have located items of interest in the archives that are sure to be of amusement. Independent appraiser, Peter Blundell is back by popular request he will examine and unleash the secrets of those household curiosities and art that you have spent the past year wondering about. Bring your treasures to the mall, February 23-25 daily from 10am-4:30pm.

Saturday February 25 is Family Fun Day and starts at 8:30 am with a Pioneer Breakfast hosted at Jane’s Place. Carol and her hard working crew support R.J. Haney Heritage Village and donate part of the proceeds back to the Village. Be sure to bring the whole family for breakfast. It is also your last day to bid on the Silent Auction items. This is a major fund raiser for the Village and Museum and is successful with the help of generous donations from many local businesses and individuals. Last year Salmon Arm’s generosity helped make this one of R.J. Haney’s most successful events of the season.

“Calling All Pies” for the “16th Annual Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest”. Judged by appearance, authenticity, texture and taste, the pies must be made the old fashioned way, from scratch. Entries must be either apple, fruit or berry pies. No custard based or meringue pies please. Winners will walk away with this year’s title, an engraved trophy and dinner theatre tickets for two to the 2012 “Villain and Vittles” Summer Dinner Theatre Production of “The Very Sad Story of the Nastiest Pirate who Every Plundered the Shuswap Lake”. For official pie contest rules call the Village at 250-832-5243 or email: This popular affair promises to be lip-smacking tasty and all can participate! Be sure to bring your pocket book, back by popular demand and a crowd thriller is the “Best of the Shuswap Pie Auction” at 12:30pm. On lookers have the opportunity to bid on pies especially baked by winning pie bakers from past years featuring their famous pies for public auction? After the judging, slices of the contest pies may be purchased for $2.50 each with the proceeds going towards projects at the Heritage Village and Museum. Pies can be dropped off from 10:30 am-11:30am at The Mall at Piccadilly, centre court.

There is something for everyone at the 16th Annual Heritage Week celebration. Enjoy the musical entertainment from the local group the “Dust Puppets”. Bring the kids to the gold panning sluce and pan for real Haney gold. Enjoy Piccadilly Mall’s famous kid’s craft table and have the local Girl Guides test their hand at the art of face painting. All free for the kids.

For more information on this community event contact R.J Haney Heritage Village and Museum at 250-832-5243, visit our website or find us on Facebook


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