No new website this week.
The South Peace Regional Archives has produced a video of stills and film to celebrate Grande Prairie, Alberta's 100th anniversary this year. This is posted on A YouTube website http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwjra9axXEY&feature=youtu.be
3D model a virtual tour of Saskatoon's past http://www.thestarphoenix.com/travel/model+virtual+tour+Saskatoon+past/9492980/story.html Michael Swaan is using video game software to construct a virtual model of the city's downtown in the 1930s. There is a YouTube video on the news site.
Sleep in a First Nations longhouse
http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/Checking+Ancient+long+house+addition+chic+hotel/9503741/story.html The longhouse is the newest addition to the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake, Quebec, 15 minutes north of Quebec City. Visitors, who opt not to sleep in one of the 55 deluxe hotel rooms, may sleep under bearskins on one of the bunk-style platforms in the longhouse where firepits provide heat. A longhouse stay includes a snack of bannock, dinner in the hotel, and traditional Huron storytelling.
Today is Family Day in parts of Canada, with lots of events taking place.
In the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan, it is observed on the third Monday of February. In the provinces of Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, the statutory holiday on this date is instead referred to as Louis Riel Day and Islander Day
If you are in Ottawa, you can go to the Museum of History. Join in, play games, listen to music and learn about traditional snowshoe making. And don’t forget to visit the Snow exhibition… indoors.
Their website is at http://www.historymuseum.ca/home
Reminder: Check the Canadian Week in Review next Monday for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada. It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in country! The next post will be on 24 February 2014.