It has been a very rough winter. Did I mention it has been a very tough winter? How tough was it you may ask? Don’t even get me started! I pushed more snow than the Columbia Ice field, snow was so deep the tractor we use to clear it got stuck, frost heaves, ice dams, snow blindness, flooding, metal fatigue, seasonal illness, frost bite and frozen water mains. Like I said …..
A man with the seat ripped out of his jeans, cussing like a longshoreman was face to face with a withered up dead raccoon while he crawled on his belly under the Print Shop. Murray works hard because it is difficult work moving buildings, and this little building proved more difficult than most.
It is time for Fanshawe Pioneer Village to change gears. As an organization, we have been hurtling down the road in fifth gear at well above the speed limit for the past decade. We have made foundational changes; stabilized operational funding, renewed capital infrastructure and developed an excellent education, public and museum program. As a result, we have transformed Fanshawe Pioneer Village into a respected community museum and cultural anchor for this region. So...what's next?