Every year we host a summer picnic to show our appreciation to those who have made contributions to the Museum over the previous year. It is a chance to thank our members, volunteers, donors and contributors for their continued support. Each year we also honour a special volunteer for going above and beyond. This year John Curry was the recipient of our Heritage Advocacy Award. His name was added to the plaque which hangs in the Museum and he was given an engraved pocket watch.
After the AGM the new executive had a little fun with the props in the Village Store! Front row: John Curry, Ken Cownley, Phil Sweetnam, Casey McLaughlin, Linda Preston. Back row: Frank Argue, Keith Hobbs and Bram Blenk. Absent: Glendon Moore.
We kicked off the Richmond Fair weekend by speaking to groups of Grade 4 students in the Agriculture Awareness Building on Friday. Sarah and Tracey talked about the importance of agriculture during WWI and WWII and the vital role "Soliders of the Soil" played.