Unfortunately, there were many competing events on this date, and attendance was lower than expected, but those that were able to attend, found the event informative and interesting. As always, the wonderful treats provided by Celeste Sundquist-Bendall were excellent, and thoroughly enjoyed by the attendees.
|Snacks provided by Celeste Sundquist-Bendall|
|Jeff Marynowsky (r) - Gayle Moffit (l) signing up for membership|
|Chris Rider - CPAWS - Moderator|
|Jeff Bond speaking on glacier melt|
Tye Heffner's slide show and talk about the various sites in the McIntyre Creek area, that have had archaelogical digs, and the items found. Many of these were conducted prior to development in the areas to ensure that these artifacts could be preserved, and the use of the area by the original peoples could be documented.
|Tye Heffner speaking on Archaeology in McIntyre Creek area|
|Artifacts found along McIntyre Creek archaeology digs|
Dorothy Bradley told the audience that the Friends of McIntyre Creek hoped to have the area along McIntyre Creek from the Yukon River to the mountain set aside as a park, where it could be used in a responsible way by groups with various interests, such as hiking, dog walking, cross country skiing, as well as developing viewing areas for wildlife and birds, and recreational areas, including picnic and viewing benches.
|Dorothy Bradley - President of FOMC - |
speaking on proposed McIntyre Creek park
|Proposed McIntyre Park area|
Norman Adamson gave a very interesting talk on the way of life of the first nations people who used this area for their way of life. He pointed out that everything they needed for life, had to be hunted, gathered, and created by their own hands, as they did not have vehicles to jump into nor Malls to go to for food or clothing. They used everything from the animals they hunted, and the dogs they used as transportation were valued and cared for, as they were necessary for their way of life.
|Norman Adamson speaking on previous way of life |
of First Nations in McIntyre Creek areas
|Michael Bendall taking questions from audience|
Celeste Sundquist-Bendall, a member of the FOMC board has been instrumental in ensuring that tasty treats and snacks are provided at the various functions. Her efforts and contributions to the success of the events are very much appreciated by all who come out to the events.
|Snacks provided by Celeste Sundquist-Bendall (r)|
|Norman Adamson demonstrating gopher trap used by First Nations|
|Paola, Lois Craig, Gerry & Mary Whitley|