Fonds 0499 - Blueberry Creek and District Homecoming and School Reunion fonds

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Blueberry Creek and District Homecoming and School Reunion fonds

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CA GPR 0499

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  • [ca. 1932]-2006 (Creation)
    Blueberry Creek and District Homecoming and School Reunion Committee

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1 cm of textual records
338 photographs
3 maps

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Blueberry Creek School District started in 1932 and the first school was built around 1934. After a fire in February 1940, a two room replacement school was built on the same site and was ready for occupation in October. The Spirit River School Division assumed responsibility for the District and in 1956, surrounding school districts Deep Valley (started 1945), Ksituan (started 1931), Whitburn (started 1946), Yellow Creek (started 1935), and Blueberry Mountain (started 1922) were consolidated to Blueberry Creek, which now had six rooms and several teachers. Wonderland School (started 1953) was also consolidated to Blueberry Creek a few years later in 1961. The Blueberry Creek School was closed in 1990.

Although plans for a school reunion were discussed for several years, it wasn't until 2005 that a committee consisting of former teachers and students was formed to organize the event. Original members included Bryan (President) and Joyce Matkowski, Jean Kowalchuk (Secretary-Treasurer), Grace Sadownik, Roger Rymhs, Wilma Bird, and Tina Doetzel. Arletta Hampton, Peggy Charlton, Barbara Buck, Dan and Lorraine Dolhan, Alice Dobish, and Mary Dwernychuk later joined the organizing committee. They decided that the reunion should also include a general homecoming for the area. The committee met monthly between February 2005 and July 2006 at the home of Jean Kowalchuk. Publicity for the event consisted mainly of articles in the local paper, phone calls, and word-of-mouth. The homecoming and reunion was held July 14 to 16, 2006 at the Blueberry Mountain hall and relied heavily upon volunteer labour. Registration cost $10 and the program included community meals, displays, ball, horseshoes, races, self-guided tours, music, and an outing to Moonshine Lake.

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The fonds was donated to South Peace Regional Archives in 2009 by Jean Kowalchuk, a member of the Reunion Committee.

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The fonds consists of records collected and created to celebrate the Blueberry Creek and District Homecoming and School Reunion held July 14-16, 2006. Materials include a written history of the committee, minutes and financial records, registration records, lists of supplies and volunteers, lists of teachers, a display of photographs and documents related to the Blueberry Creek School, the schools consolidated under it, and the surrounding community, and a list of photograph donors.

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The fonds was donated to South Peace Regional Archives in 2009 by Jean Kowalchuk.


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Accession numbers: 2009.107; 2012.59

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South Peace Regional Archives

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