Stony Lake exhibit opens

The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation installed the new Stony Lake exhibit on 20 June in Room 4 of the Community Centre. This permanent wall exhibit celebrates the intriguing history of this area to the south east of Tumbler Ridge. Stony Lake was the site of the first tourist resort in northeastern BC in the 1930s, and the discovery of natural gas in the province occurred close by.

The development of this exhibit was made possible through funding from BC 150 and the District of Tumbler Ridge. This is the second of three BC 150 funded projects in 2008 ? the first was the ?Creation of Tumbler Ridge? exhibit, and the third will be the Archaeology and First Nations exhibit.

The Stony Lake exhibit can also be viewed on the Museum Foundation and WNMS websites: www.tumblerridgemuseum.com or www.pris.bc.ca/wnms It has also been developed into a colour trail brochure, which is available at the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre, at the Stony Lake Forest Recreation Site and at the trailhead of the Stony Lake section of the Monkman Pass Memorial Trail. This trail has been re-opened by the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society, and an application for Heritage Trail status has been submitted.

The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation recently held its Annual General Meeting, and elected a strong new Board of Directors. Charissa Tonnesen is the new TRMF President, and was on hand to put the finishing touches to