History tour touches public

I would like to sincerely thank the Advocate for the excellent feature on the Cemetery Walking Tours that appeared on the front page of the Red Deer LIFE section on Sept. 9. The photos by Randy Fiedler, in particular, were outstanding.

I would like to sincerely thank the Advocate for the excellent feature on the Cemetery Walking Tours that appeared on the front page of the Red Deer LIFE section on Sept. 9. The photos by Randy Fiedler, in particular, were outstanding.

I would also like to thank all those who came on the walking tours. I hope you enjoyed the experience.

To all of those who ended up on a waiting list, my sincere apologies. I was overwhelmed with the response of those wanting to join the tours. Unfortunately, there were still many people who ended up on a waiting list, despite the addition of two additional tours.

The response has been so strong that we will be having tours again next year, so there will be opportunities to sign up next summer.

Finally, I would like to thank Lawrie Knight Steinbach, who designed the tours back in 1991. The quality of her work is reflected in the strong interest in the stories she collected and the popularity of the Cemetery Walking Tour booklet that she wrote.

Hence, if there are those who would still like to take a self-guided tour this fall, the Cemetery Walking Tour booklets are available at the Museum and Art Gallery’s temporary location at the Parkland Mall.

Thanks once again to all those who took part in the tours this year and once again our apologies to those who ended up on the waiting lists.

I look forward to having you join us next year.

Michael Dawe

Curator of History

Museum and Art Gallery

Red Deer