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Hello all,

Guess what time of year it is again? It’s Christmas at the Fort time! Well, not just yet. But by the time it’s the middle of November everyone will be in the Christmas spirit and will be ready to admit that it’s Christmas at the Fort time!

Anyways, when you’re ready to admit it,the date for that is December 1st. It will be a fabulous time. We’ve already begun planning for it and posters will be up within the next couple of weeks! So far we have confirmed that there will be sleigh rides for the kids, children’s storytime, carolling, bannock in the tipi, and many other things.

Mark December 1st on your calendars! You’re bound to have a great time! Bring the kids!

Hello all!

Our Annual Fur Trader’s Rendezvous is coming up this Sunday the 16th! Come out and have some fun. There will be entertainment provided, a food and drink concession, games such as high kick, cat & mouse and the Fort favourite, log-sawing and tours of the buildings!

Admission is free for the event and a silver collection will be at the door. There will be knowledgable volunteers handy to answer your questions while touring the buildings. Games will be sure to enthrall and entertain children and the fiddler’s we have lined up as entertainment are sure to be a hit!

So remember, Rendezvous will be occuring on the 16th of September from 1-4pm. We’ll see you there!

 

Hello all,
If you haven’t heard about the Dauphin Chamber of Commerce Street Fair before, here’s a quick summary. Street Fair is a giant street party with vendors and a main stage where there’s music and dancing. In recent years, it has been known around Dauphin as the Canadian National Ukrainian Festival’s (CNUF) kick-off party.

We have a food booth yearly and this year we’re planning for lots of people and a great time. Come out early in the morning before work and purchase a pancake breakfast, $5 for 3 pancakes and 3 sausages… what a deal! Then we’ll be selling Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and smokies for the rest of the day!

Come by and check us out on August 2. We’ll be there all day and all the proceeds go towards supporting and keeping up the buildings and displays in our beautiful museum. Hope to see you there!

Living in Manitoba we expect the unexpected when it comes to our weather. Will it rain this weekend? The forecast currently says yes, but in an hour that could all change.  Having spent the week trying to predict what we will be seeing this weekend (sun? rain? snow?), we have decided to cancel our Opening Day celebrations at the Fort Dauphin Museum. With the rain we have already received, the grounds at the Fort are fairly damp.  If we receive any of the rain that is forecast for this weekend, it will be incredibly wet at the Fort.  Thus we have made the decision to cancel.

The Museum will however be open for visitors beginning on Monday, May 7th.  For May and June our doors will be open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM, so feel free to stop on by for a visit!

On May 1, Fort Dauphin hosted a group of Atlantic tour operators in conjuction with Earth Rhythms and Tourism Dauphin. Our guests were invited to take part in our Tipi Teachings with Elder Rod Young, as well as enjoy some delicious bannok with homemade jam. Although it was raining outside, it was nice and comfortable inside the tipi, where Rod Young shared his knowledge and passion for his Aboriginal culture. The morning finished up with everyone having a chance to cook their own bannok over the fire, which they then enjoyed with some homemade jam. After finishing at the Fort the group moved on to the Ukrainian church hall to enjoy a delicious lunch and wonderful entertainment.

Interested in experiencing some of the same?  Call 204-638-6630 or email fortdphn@mymts.net  for your chance to experience Prairie Wisdoms or one of our other great experiences.

Come and join us on Sunday, May 6th for the opening day of the Fort Dauphin Museum.  Gates open at 1pm and the opening ceremony will take place at 2pm.  There will be horse and wagon rides, live music and games for the kids.  Our concession will be serving up hot dogs and hamburgers, and the bake oven will be turning out fresh bread.  Bring the whole family down for an afternoon of fun!

Prairie Roots: a pioneer’s life, living off what they could grow and find on their homestead, working hard to grow their families and set down roots in a brand new world.  Stones: Hard, solid, a foundation to build a new life, and what they used to grind their grain into flour to feed their families.  Wood-fire Rolls: Made from fresh ground grain to feed their hungry families.

On June 2, Fort Dauphin hosted a group of UK tour operators in conjunction with Travel Manitoba and Earth Rhythms.  It was an amazing experience.  While the rolls were baking in the Ukrainian style bake oven, our guests ground grain into flour using our quern stones, and made fresh butter using a glass paddle style butter churn. After, they enjoyed a Ukrainian inspired meal prepared by Joanna Cooper, and listened to the music and stories of our very own local Historian, Ed Stozek. Once the evening was over, they took the rolls, along with some local homemade jams and honey with them on to the next destination in their journey: Elkhorn Resort and Riding Mountain National Park.

A chance to try your hand at something new, plus good conversation, good food, good stories, good music all in a unique and beautiful setting: that’s what makes an experience!

Interested in experiencing some of the same?  Call 204-638-6630 or email fortdphn@mymts.net  for your chance to experience Prairie Roots, Stones & Wood Fired Rolls.

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