Boundary Historical Society Annual Picnic – June 11, 2017

Doukhobor Heritage Milling Society’s Pride of the Valley Flour Mill

We’re not this small! – half of us are on a tour with Dave.

On June 11, 2017, the BHS held its’ Annual Picnic at the Pride of the Valley Flour Mill in West Grand Forks.  We were small-in-number but the atmosphere was convivial.  Lots of goodies, coffee, lemonade and watermelon to go along with the bag lunches.  Tours of the Flour Mill were directed by Dave Dittrich and they were much appreciated and enjoyed by all.  Free bran was available to those who wanted it – yum, bran muffins!

A monetary donation of $50.00 was given to the Milling Society by the Boundary Historical Society in appreciation for lending us the use of their facility to host our picnic.  Bob McTavish opened the Flour Mill for us and helped with the set up – thanks, Bob and Dave.

Bob was on hand to accept a Certificate of Appreciation and a monetary donation of $500.00 to the Boundary Woodworkers Guild who have helped us so much in repairs to and construction of new picket fences for the Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery.

Amongst our “guests” was Doug Zorn from our local ATV Club.  The Club has been working with the Boundary Museum Society/Archives and the Historical Society researching signage relating to historic sites along ATV accessible trails in the Boundary area such as the Trans-Canada Trail and the Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park. Serendipitously, a young gentleman who came specifically with questions about a construction he found in the bush was able to get the exact answer he was looking for from his conversation with Doug.

This is an example of what our group exists to facilitate – thanks, Doug.