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Welcome to the Mackenzie & District Museum

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Celebrating Mackenzie’s 50th Birthday May 19-23 2016

On the 19th of May 1966, Mackenzie became an instant town.  Carved out of the wilderness, it became the second planned town in B.C.  By the early 70’s Mackenzie could boast a population of just over 7,000 residents.  Mackenzie has become a jewel in the Rocky Mountain Trench.  It is not heaven but you can see it from here.

Mackenzie was built on the shores of Williston Lake in the traditional territory of the McLeod Lake Indian Band.  Mackenzie is nestled between what once were the banks of the Parsnip River and the beautiful Morfee Lake.  The Williston Lake Reservoir was formed when the W.A.C. Bennett (once known as Portage Mountain) dam was built.  The man made reservoir is the largest in North America and 7th in the world.

The photos are the Hon. John G. Gould swearing in the first town council, our 20th Anniversary birthday cake made by Myrna Niro, and the world’s smallest tree crusher.  Come and enjoy the hospitality of Mackenzie this summer and help us celebrate.

On the 19th of May 2016 the District of Mackenzie will turn 50.  It is the May long weekend and the planning committee is in full swing.  You can visit the Facebook page “Celebrate Mack50” to stay in touch with what will be happening.

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Special Exhibit: Marge McDougall Gallery

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Simon Fraser

Simon Fraser, an explorer for the Northwest Company, journeyed up the Peace, Parsnip, Pack and Crooked Rivers to McLeod Lake where he established Fort McLeod, the first permanent trading post in British Columbia. He left three French Canadians there for the winter of 1805-1806.

On May 20 1806, Simon Fraser again journeyed up the Peace River making about 10 miles per day by poling. On May 26, at the mouth of the Ottertail Creek (or Nabesche Cr), he killed a caribou, and traded ammunition with the Indians for a mountain sheep which they had killed in snares. On May 28, at the junction of the Peace and parsnip Rivers he met Indians who reported an immendse number of beaver on the Finlay River. Also this year, Simon Fraser’s assistant, James McDougall, journeyed to Stuart lake where he became the first white man to visit this area. McDougall then returen to Fort McLeod where he was posted as the Factor, Later in this year, Simon Freaser established Fort St James on Sturat Lake, at which time he estimated that 1,000 indians or so live on the Lake. He also established Fort Fraser on Fraser Lake late this yaer.

Ospika Cones

The Ospika Cones ecological Reserve was established in February 2001 to protect the Ospika Cones complex and the representative surrounding mountain slopes.

Accessible by helicopter only, and requires a permit.

“Calcium-rich springs are located on a bench-like flat area at the foot of the mountain slopes. Calcium deposits built up by the springs have formed a complex of colourful terraces and raised cylindrical spring pools which have become known as the “Ospika Cones”. As the lime-rich water warms when overflowing the rim of the pools and terraces it precipitates calcium which builds up natural dams. The highest of the spring pools is contained by a tall, circular limestone dam. The turquoise water of the deeper pools contrasts with the white, ochre and rusty coloured dams and cascading terraces. These formations are fragile, as evidenced by pools whose dams have been breached and drained of water.

A second area of mineral springs with calcium deposits is located about 1,000metres to the south at a similar level above the river. Here the springs form a broad band of rusty coloured lime pavement descending down a gentle slope,however,without the dam formation.”  Source: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/eco_reserve/ospika_er/ospika-cones-er-152.pdf
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Andrew Kiss

Andrew Kiss is a Canadian artist, who focuses primarily on landscape art, particularly oil painting.

Born in Hungary in 1946, he and his family emigrated to Canada in 1957. After arriving on the East Coast of Canada, they moved to the Vancouver Island, Cowichan Lake area in British Columbia. Kiss spent his early adulthood employed as a draftsman. After being transferred to the town of Mackenzie, British Columbia in 1974, he began to spend more time on his art.

Kiss has exhibited in Hong Kong, Switzerland, England, Austria, New Zealand and Germany. In North America he has exhibited in Florida, South Carolina, Las Vegas, Montana, Phoenix, Seattle, and in Canada.

He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Born in Hungary in 1946, Andrew and his family immigrated to Canada in 1957 after escaping the turmoil of the Hungarian uprising against the Russian invasion.  After arriving on the East Coast of Canada, their journey eventually led them to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.   Although Andrew spent his early adulthood employed as a topographical draftsman, his love of art was always with him.  He began working with oils and painting his surrounding landscape.  A move to the interior of BC gave him more inspiration with the vast mountains, lakes, and wildlife.  In the early 1980’s he started to paint wildlife and sell his works through small local shows and galleries.  This self taught artist was starting to see his talent evolve through developing his own recognizable style.

With a growing demand for Andrew’s work he began to produce limited edition prints.

Eric Pehota

Eric Pehota (born November 17, 1964) is a Canadian alpine skier, best known for his more than 40 first descents of mountains on skis, and his appearances in a number of ski films, including ski documentary Steep (2007), and a number of Warren Miller films.

Pehota grew up in Mackenzie, a logging town in British Columbia. Pehota’s father and grandfather were loggers.

Pehota rose to fame as a big mountain skier in the early 1990s with his friend and ski partner, Trevor Petersen. The pair met shortly after Pehota graduated high school, and went on to complete a number of first descents, including Mount Waddington in 1987. The two appeared in ski films, including Cosmic Winter and Tales from the Snow Zone.

Eric Pehota and his wife, Parveen, live in Pemberton, Canada, and own and operate a jet-boating company, Whistler Jet Boating. The couple have two sons, Dalton and Logan (both are named after mountain summits). The family of four can all be seen in the film, Warren Miller’s Cold Fusion (2001).[7]

Pehota remains a recognisable figure in alpine skiing, appearing in magazine articles and films, such as Steep (2007), and 2009’s The Edge of Never,[8] and is a sponsored athlete of Rossignol and Arc’teryx.

Ferry Strobl: A Pine Pass Pioneer Remembered

Ferdinand “Ferry” Strobl, who was 81 years old when he died on Dec. 14 following a battle with cancer, is being remembered as an avid outdoorsman who played an instrumental role in establishing Azu Ski Village, the precursor of present-day Powder King.

“He was the face on the hill,” said Ilona Breckon, who is putting together a history of 60 years of skiing in the area,. “Everyone associates Ferry with Azu.”

 

– See more at: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/a-pine-pass-pioneer-1.1031750#sthash.iTQvlEAU.dpuf

Further Reading: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/a-pine-pass-pioneer-1.1031750

 

Leah Callahan

Leah Callahan (born June 20, 1987) is a female freestyle wrestler. Callahan was born in Newfoundland, grew up in Mackenzie, British Columbia, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. In 2012 Callahan won the gold medal at the Pan American Qualification tournament and thus qualified to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Callahan is the subject of an interactive documentary film called The Sticking Place, released on June 27, 2012.

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Turner Stevenson

Turner Ladd Stevenson (born May 18, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, and Philadelphia Flyers. He won the Stanley Cup with New Jersey in 2003.

Drafted 12th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, Stevenson played his first nine professional seasons with the Canadiens. Left exposed in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft, he was claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets, who then sent him to the New Jersey Devils to complete a previous trade involving Krzysztof Oliwa. He spent the next four seasons with New Jersey, winning the Stanley Cup in 2003. Following the 2003–04 season, he signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. Stevenson only played 31 games with the Flyers during a 2005–06 season in which he struggled due to hip problems and the Flyers bought him out following the season. He retired on April 13, 2007, and became an assistant coach with the Seattle Thunderbirds, the team he played for prior to his professional career.

Born in Prince George, British Columbia and raised in Mackenzie, British Columbia, Stevenson began playing hockey at an early age on a small skating rink constructed next to his home in the Gantahaz Lake area.

Alexander Mackenzie

Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1764 – 1820) was a Scottish explorer. He is known for his overland crossing of what is now Canada, to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1793. This was the first recorded east to west crossing of North America north of Mexico.

1789 Mackenzie River expedition to the Arctic Ocean

On behalf of the North West Company Mackenzie traveled to Lake Athabasca on the present-day Saskatchewan / Alberta provincial border where, in 1788, he was one of the founders of Fort Chipewyan. In the hope of finding the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean, he set out by canoe on July 10 1789 down the river known to local Dene First Nations as the Dehcho. He followed the river to its mouth and ended up reaching the Arctic Ocean on July 14, not Cook Inlet in Alaska as he had expected. The Dehcho river was later renamed the Mackenzie River in his honour.

1792–93 Peace River expedition to the Pacific Ocean

In 1792, Mackenzie set out once again to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. Accompanied by two native guides (one named Cancre), his cousin Alexander MacKay, six Canadian voyageurs (Joseph Landry, Charles Ducette, Francois Beaulieux, Baptiste Bisson, Francois Courtois, and Jacques Beauchamp), and a dog simply called “Our Dog”.

They left from Fort Chipewyan on October 10 1792 and traveled via the Pine River to the Peace River. From there they traveled up the Peace River, arriving November 1st at the fork of the Smoky River where they built six houses and spent the winter. This later became known as Fort Fork, a North West Company trading post, southwest of the present-day town of Peace River, Alberta.

The group left Fort Fork on May 9, 1793 following the Peace River. They crossed the present-day British Columbia border on May 14, traveled through the Rocky Mountain Canyon on May 22, and reached the junction of the Finlay and Parsnip Rivers on May 31.

Traveling up the Parsnip River and over the great Divide to the Fraser River, they then reached the Pacific Ocean on July 23, 1793 via the Nuxalk-Carrier grease trail, a 420 km long overland route between present-day Quesnel and Bella Coola. The trail was originally used by the Nuxálk and Carrier First Nations for communication, transport and trade, in particular, trade in Eulachon fish grease from the Pacific coast.

In 1801 the journals of his exploratory journeys were published. He was knighted for his efforts in 1802.

Local Commemorative Sites

The town of Mackenzie was named after Sir Alexander Mackenzie.

On June 11, 1993, BC Hydro and the residents of Mackenzie dedicated a recreation site on the shore of Williston Reservoir’s Parsnip River Reach (previously the Parsnip River) “Alexander Mackenzie’s Landing,” in recognition of the two hundredth anniversary of Alexander Mackenzie’s historic journey through this area.
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Alexander Mackenzie’s journals are published by A.S. Barnes & Company: Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793. Vol. I. and Vol. II.