Meet our Volunteers: Anna and Talon

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Most moms with new babies are delighted with modern technologies: diaper genies, bottle heaters, that fancy new stroller. And while Anna Cousins appreciates convenience, she’s not like most moms: “When Talon was born, I wanted him to know about his history and do those traditional teachings: I want to carry him with a cradle board  (traditional indigenous baby carrier) and …

Educator Advisory Committee Application

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Be a part of developing your best field trip! Fort Edmonton Park is building an Educator Advisory Committee to help create the most educational, immersive and fun education programs that a museum can offer. We are seeking 5-7 educators from all fields and subjects to contribute to our current and future field trip experiences. We want to be as relevant …

Getting Crafty with Volunteer Stephanie

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For many of our volunteers, Christmas is a time to become crafty: get out the yarn, papers, paints and tools, and create something majestic. Certainly, that is the case for Stephanie Huolt who is taking her craftiness to the next level as our volunteer team lead for craft at this year’s Christmas Reflections event. Stephanie got started volunteering at Fort …

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Volunteer Profile: The Banu Family

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Ronin and Silas Banu are having a pretty special summer: between teething on raw potatoes and learning to walk in the Fort Courtyard, these twin one-year-old volunteers are having adventures that other modern toddlers won’t have. Interestingly, historic children probably wouldn’t either! “Twins were very uncommon in the fur-trade,” says their Mom, Laura, “It was just as likely that a …

Meet our Volunteers: Claude & Annabelle

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The Villeneuves were not new to life in a historic setting when they started volunteering at Fort Edmonton Park: in fact, one might argue that existing in the modern world would be a foreign experience for Claude and Annabelle. Our beloved francophone volunteers joined us in 2014, portraying Furtraders in our 1846 Fort after years of re-enacting and learning historic trades …

Volunteer Profile: Marcel Tremblay

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What did the beaver say to the tree? “Nice gnawing you!” Those groans and giggles you are now experiencing might be familiar if you have had the pleasure of getting to know longtime Francophone volunteer, Marcel Tremblay. Known for his wit, personable charm and of course his use of puns, Marcel is one of Fort Edmonton Park’s longtime personalities. Marcel …

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Volunteer Profile – Sean Barringham

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By Laura Nichol All aboard¦for a fun learning experience! Meet Sean, an incredibly dedicated volunteer with not only a love of history but a serious passion for trains. These days, you’ll find Sean sharing that passion aboard the FEP Steam train, engineering learning experiences for visitors! Sean started volunteering in 2012 when Ben Weinlick “ his caseworker,  a consultant through Persons …

Profile: Spencer Family

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Family and Community are such big priorities at Fort Edmonton Park, both to our visitors and to our team of staff and volunteers. “We love coming to the park so much that we wanted to be involved in everything that is going on”, says Leah Spencer. The Spencer family has found a fun way to get involved.  The girls made …

The Midway Carvers

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If you’re down at the park for Christmas Reflections this season, you will see featured in one of the decorated windows a perfectly painted and glistening carved carousel horse. As a volunteer, you’ve likely seen such tremendous craftsmanship before while riding on our beautiful 1920s Carousel or the children’s Bug Ride and Menagerie. We all highly anticipate their next project: …

Volunteer Profile – Evert Poor

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After twelve years volunteering at Fort Edmonton Park, interpreting still hasn’t lost its spark for Evert Poor. He originally got involved as a means to connect with his children and together give back to the community. Although they were too busy to join him, Evert none-the-less took up the cause and began volunteering in Visitor Services. He loved the opportunity …

Cultivating our History

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A new opportunity for volunteers this season was participation in the Heritage Gardens Interpretative Program. A call went out in spring for people to help our very busy Heritage Gardeners, and three outstanding volunteers took up the challenge. Rain, humidity, heat, mosquitoes and some tough physical work couldn’t stop these three troopers from helping to keep our gardens look great …