Sunday, June 8, 2008
Coalition of I885
On Saturday, June 7th, Noreen and Lucille travelled to Duck Lake Museum where an announcement was made regarding funding for tourism opportunities associated with the 125th Anniversary of the 1885 Resistance/Rebellion in 2010.
The event was begun with the toe tapping music of the musicians on the left and a clog dancer. (Sorry, I didn't write down their names.)
The announcement was made by the Honourable Christine Tell, Minister of Saskatchewan Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sports, Maurice Vellacott, MP for Saskatoon-Wanuskewin, and Ian McGilp, Industry Development Manager for Tourism Saskatchewan. Each party is contributing $75,000 toward the comprehensive marketing plan.
The Duck Lake Museum hosted the event and it was a fitting place to hold it as the first skirmish back in 1885 took place near by.
This is an opportunity for all the parks, museums, sites, and other associated groups to plan a celebration to mark the historic milestone and make a plan for tourism to the sites for the future.
CMMM has artifacts pertaining to the 1885 Rebellion.