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   Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society

2014 ‘Rock The Farm’ Teen Battle of The Bands

...Was a Huge Success!

The 2014 ‘Rock The Farm’ Teen Battle of the Bands, hosted by The Greater Sudbury Public Library, the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society and KICX 91.7, was held on Wednesday, August 27 at The Anderson Farm Museum.

Our judges were Vic Theriault, Sudbury music promoter and musician! Trinette Atkinson, Midday Host and Program Director at KICX 91.7 and Albert Dubuc local musician and host on CKLU 96.7.

Scott Ziliotto Promotions Director at KICX 91.7 was our MC for the evening.

Marks of Existence- last year’s Winner of 2013 The Teen Battle of The Bands- was our Opening Act and really ‘Rocked’ the Farm!

The rock band CDK took First Prize winning a full day recording session at Cosmic Dave’s Sound Emporium Studio. Metal band Naxxarian took Second Place winning 100$ donated by Walden Today. The grunge punk band Dunes took Third Place winning an onsite photo shoot sponsored by the Greater Sudbury Public Library.

Congratulations to our winners and to all the bands. We would like to thank our sponsors, judges and everyone who came out to support these young and talented musicians.

 

2014 AFMHS_PSA_NOAFEM Giant Pumpkin Contest at 8th Annual Fall Fair.pdf

2014 AFMHS_PSA_AFMHS announces new page on Facebook_managed by Leslee Salo.pdf

2014 AFMHS_Fall Fair Site-MAP + Program FINAL PDF.pdf

News Release

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society
...Hosts 8th Annual Fall Fair September 13th at Anderson Farm Museum!

Join us at the Anderson Farm Museum [AFM] in Lively, on Saturday, September 13th [10am-4pm] for the 8th Annual Fall Fair- hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society [AFMHS]. Admission is FREE & there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Barn, Granary, Farm House, Creighton Log Cabin & Stable and throughout the 14acre site.

“...Our 8th Annual Fall Fair will be bigger than ever- with more vendors of all kinds and FREE activities, displays & demonstrations -inside the Barn, Granary, Farm House, Creighton Log Cabin & Stable and under tents throughout the 14acre site...this year we have three Outdoor Stages- with live music, dancing, kung foo & roller derby demonstrations ...and even more FREE fun for children...But the best part for the AFMHS and everyone helping us host our Fall Fair is watching the thousands of people of all ages- from CGS, West Nipissing & out-of-town- walking through the Anderson Farm Museum and enjoying themselves at the fair! ” Betty Budgell, Co-Chair 2014 Fall Fair

Our 8th Annual Fall Fair includes:

• AFMHS Fall Fair BBQ, sponsored 100% by Battistelli’s YIG [2012-2016]- with all proceeds supporting our AFMHS FREE annual events & projects at AFM; prepared and served by Walden Srs & Pensioners/Woodworkers [Community Sponsors since 2007].

• Over 110 Art/Craft/Business/Snack Food Vendors and Community Groups
[activities/displays/demonstrations] under tents throughout 14acres

• Farmers’ Market Area: Producers/Agri-Producers from Sudbury & West Nipissing- under three 20’x20’ Tents provided by Northern Lights Festival Boreal plus Northern Ont. Agri-Food Education & Marketing Giant Pumpkin Contest and Helvi’s Catering- sponsors of our 1st Pumpkin Pie-Eating Contest.

• FREE Children’s Activities:
Inflatable Obstacle Course, Fish Pond, Cotton Candy & more- sponsored by Walden Lions Club; Horse-Drawn Wagon & Pony Rides; Lowe’s FREE Build & Grow Workshops; Medieval demonstrations & games; TREC Education/Toronto-FREE environmental educational activities; small farm animals display organized by NOAFEM & local farmers- sponsored by Massey Agricultural Society & Chelmsford Animal Hospital plus Dare 2 Dream Alpacas

• Three Outdoor STAGES:
Main STAGE- Sudbury & District Pipe Band, Wild Horses, Chicks With Picks, The Almighty Rhombus, Marks of Existence, The Tremonics & Northern All Stars; STAGE 2- All Masters Kung Foo School & Nickel City Roller Derby & STAGE 3- Jan Fregonese Professional Dancing Group & Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Dancers, Drummers & Singers
• Classic & Special Interest Car Shine & Show
-organized by Sudbury Classic Cruisers plus Antique Tractor Display

• First Responders-
displays by GSPS Rural Response, K-9 & Tactical Units, GS Volunteer Firefighters and North Shore Search & Rescue plus Copper Cliff & Walden COP Program Volunteers

Dog Agility/Obedience Demonstrations by the Sudbury & District Kennel Club plus Breeders with their dogs & pups

• Traditional Weaving & Spinning demonstrations
& displays inside the Farm House- with Sudbury & District Weavers & Spinners- plus local history display by Waters WI and meet two Granddaughters of the Anderson family

Finn Coffee & Pulla Cafe in the Stable-hosted by Ladies of Kaleva -with John Dudar’s Drawings of AFM plus Nature Photographer Ken Bennison.

• Display & sale of woodworking projects
in the Granary by Walden Sr. & Pensioners Woodworkers

• New Permanent Exhibit in Creighton Log Cabin
plus Erna Fex & Creightonites share their stories of living in Creighton

A Pumpkin Cannon + Zombies- by Dynamic Earth/Science North & more!

There is NO PUBLIC PARKING at the AFM BUT this year we will have FREE Fall Fair Shuttle Bus service in Lively- thanks to Leuschen Transportation. The Shuttle Bus [48 capacity] will pick-up the public every 15 minutes, from 4 Park & Ride Locations in Lively: TM Davies Arena, Ecole St. Paul, Lively District Secondary School and Walden PS. And Leuschen Transportation is providing a second FREE Fall Fair Shuttle Bus for Seniors at pre-arranged times at Seniors Apt/Complexes in Lively.

“...It’s thanks to the continued, generous support of CGS, Councillor Barbeau, GS Heritage Museums & city staff; long-term Business, Corporate, Community & Media Sponsors; Participants and 150+ Volunteers that the AFMHS can host our FREE Fall Fair at the AFM...We look forward to seeing everyone at the fair Sept.13th...Watch for our red Fall Fair T-Shirts and come & introduce yourselves!”
Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair 2013 Fall Fair

We hope to see you Sat. Sept.13th 10am-4pm at our 8th Annual Fall Fair at the AFM, in Lively. For details pick-up our Fall Fair Site MAP/Programs at Branches of GS Public Library, check out our AFMHS page on Facebook or call 705-692-3021

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Gwen Doyle
CIO AFMHS
705-692-3021
gwen.doyle@bell.net
Visit new AFMHS Facebook Page

2014 Fall Fair Long-Term Community PARTNERS/Sponsors
…Providing Cash or In-Kind Services

City of Greater Sudbury [since 2007]
Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums [since 2007]
Battistelli’s YIG [2012-2016]
Vale [2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]
KICX91.7FM [2012, 2013] [2014-2016]
Walden-CAN [since 2007]
Walden Today [2012-2016]
Sudbury Tourism [Assoc. Partner since 2011]
Northern Lights Festival Boreal [2012-2016]
Morgan Penney, Alek Luopa + LDSS [since 2009] + Hia Media [2012-2016]
Leuschen Transportation- FREE Shuttle Bus Service [2014]
Jackson’s Auto Repairs [2014-2018]
GS Police Services [2013, 2014]
Jim’s OK Tires [2014-2018]
Chelmsford Animal Hospital [2014-2018]
Algonquin Equipment [John Deere Gator] [2013-2017]
Jim’s Portable Toilets [since 2009]
Sudbury Hydro [since 2012]
Equipment North [Bucket truck 2014]
Barbeau-Gainer Builders & Renovators [2014-2018]


…Coordinating activities, displays & demonstrations

Walden Sr. & Pensioners & Woodworkers [since 2007]
Walden Lions Club [2009-11] [2012-2016]
1st Waters Venturer Scouts [since 2010]
Sudbury Weavers & Spinners Guild [since 2008]
Waters Women’s Institute [since 2010]
Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc [since 2007]
Massey Agricultural Society [2012-2016]
Dare 2 Dream Alpacas [2014]
GS Volunteer Firefighters [since 2010]
GSPS Rural Response Unit [since 2010]
GSPS Tactical [2013, 2014] & Canine Unit [2014]
Copper Cliff & Walden-COP Volunteers [since 2010]
Sudbury & District Kennel Club [2009-11] [2013, 2014]
Jan Fregonese Professional Dancing Group [2013-2015]
Nickel City Roller Derby [2013, 2014]
All Masters Kung Foo School [2014]
Amtgard [Medieval Demonstrations] [2013, 2014]
Knights of Pendle [Welsh Medieval Mercenaries] [2014]
Ladies of Kaleva [Finn Coffee & Pulla Café] [2014]
North Shore Search & Rescue [Display + First Aid Services] [2014]
Helvi’s Catering [1st Pumpkin Pie-Eating Contest] [2014]
Science North/Dynamic Earth- Pumpkin Cannon + Zombies [2014]
Lowe’s Sudbury [FREE Build & Grow Workshops for Kids] [2014]
TREC Education/Toronto [FREE Environmental Education activities] [2014]


3rd Party Business Sponsors KICX91.7 Fall Fair Ads [@$500 each]
Walden Animal Hospital [2012-2014]
U Spice It [2014]
Lively Pharmacy & Gift Shop [2012-2014]
Walden Family Drug Store [20012-2014]

Our 150+ Fall Fair Volunteers

Check our new AFMHS Page on Facebook
Co-Chairs 2014 Fall Fair: Betty Budgell & Gwen Doyle


 

2014 AFMHS_Annual Report_CIO_2013 Communication Partnerships_April 9 AGM.pdf

2014 AFMHS_Annual Report_2013 Rock The Farm Concert & Farmers' Market_April 9 AGM.pdf

2014 AFMHS_Annual Report_2013 Fall Fair_April 9 AGM.pdf

2014 AFMHS_Annual Report_2013 Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration_April 9 AGM.pdf

2014 AFMHS_April 9 AGM_help us celebrate events, projects & sponsors_7pm the Stable.pdf

 AFM Collage photos Heritage Week Event: John Dudars Illustrations 1940 Anderson Farm

2013 AFMHS_Collage_7th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting .pdf

2014 AFMHS_NR_AFMHS Begins 2014 Announcing 3 New Long-Term Sponsors & 4 Renewed Partnerships.pdf

2014 AFMHS_Article_ AFMHS Says Goodbye to Two Board Members & Welcomes New Member.pdf

 

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2013 AFMHS_Invitation_7th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration_Dec.14.pdf

2013 AFMHS_Fall Fair_Photos .pdf

2013 AFMHS_Fall Fair_Photos Sudbury & Verner 4-H Clubs.pdf

2013 AFMHS_Fall Fair_Thank You_Classic & Special Interest Car Shine & Show.pdf

AFMHS 2013_Photos 7th Annual Fall Fair at Anderson Farm Museum.pdf

2013 AFMHS_Fall Fair _Sept.20_Thank You Letter to Editor.pdf

2013 AFMHS_ 7th Annual Fall Fair Was Spectacular_Thanks for your support.pdf

2013 AFMHS_NR _Morgan Penney LDSS Student _new Graphic Design, Photographer_working with AFMHS.pdf

2013 AFMHS_ Sept.17_5th Annual Rock The Farm series_ really rocked the farm.pdf

2013 AFMHS_Fall Fair_NR thanks to Alek Luopa Graphic design Volunteer_off to University.pdf

2013 AFMHS_NR_7th Annual Fall Fair_Sept 14th 10am-4pm.pdf

2013 AFMHS_NR_Announcing $8,250 CGS Arts & Culture Operational Funding Grant.pdf

2013 AFMHS_NR_Introducing new Curator Samantha Morel_Fall Fair Media Conf..pdf

2013 AFMHS_Fall Fair Site MAP + Program_Final.pdf

2013 AFMHS_ Flyer_7th Annual Fall Fair_ Classic Car Shine & Show_ Sept 14.pdf

2013 AFMHS_NR_May 13_ three new Sponsors Fall Fair.pdf

2013 AFMHS_NR announcing Special Project Partnership_to purchase Sea Can.pdf

2013 AFMHS_P2_Brochure_Level Two & Long-Term Sponsors_May 10 docx.pdf

NR -Tyler Fauvelle_ Sculpture Donation to Anderson Farm Museum.pdf

Battle of the Bands Application.pdf

 

 

2013 AFMHS_Call For Rock The Farm_Farmers' Market_ Farmers, Agri-Producers.pdf

2013 AFMHS Fall Fair Registration Form for Community Groups.pdf

2013 AFMHS Fall Fair Art,Craft Vendors Registration Form.pdf

2013 AFMHS_Fall Fair_Farmers' Market Vendor_Application Form.pdf

2013 AFMHS_Brochure_Directors + FREE Annual Events.pdf

 

2013 AFMHS_News Release_announcing 3 new Business, Corp, Community Sponsors_Rock The Farm Concerts 2.pdf

.2013 AFMHS_NR announcing Special Project Partnership_to purchase Sea Can.pdf

 

2013 AFMHS Jan. News Release announcing 4 new Board Members.pdf

 

 

2012 AFMHS Rock the Farm Thank You to Artists.pdf

2012 AFMHS 'Rock The Farm' Thank You Farmer's Market Vendors.pdf

2012 AFMHS Rock The Farm Thank You Long-Term, New Partners.pdf

2012 AFMHS Rock The Farm Thank You Sponsors.pdf

2012 AFMHS Rock The Farm Thank You Letter to Editor.pdf

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2012 AFMHS Fall Fair Thank You Walden Sr Woodworkers.pdf

2012 AFMHS Fall fair Thank You Walden Srs & Pensioners re BBQ.pdf

2012 AFMHS Fall fair Thank You Letter to the Editor.pdf

2012 AFMHS Fall fair Thank You J. Schmitt & Traffic Control Team.pdf

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Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

...6th Annual Fall Fair A huge Success- In Spite of the Weather!

The AFM Heritage Society would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped make our 6th Annual Fall Fair a huge success- in spite of the cold, rainy, windy & unpredictable weather on Sat. Sept. 8th!

We couldn’t host this annual FREE community event without the long-term, enthusiastic support of: our Fall Fair Committee; Councilor Jacques Barbeau, City of Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Museums; our Business/Corporate/Media & Community Sponsors; 90+ Participants & Performers and our 150 Volunteers! Together we make a great TEAM!

Sincere Appreciation to:

Our 2012 Fall Fair Committee- with representatives from 16 Groups + individual Artists- who have worked tirelessly(Feb-Sept.) coordinating the fair

Alek Luopa, our volunteer Graphic Designer/LDSS student ...who created all our awesome PR Materials (‘Rock The Farm’ and Fall Fair) and worked all summer- as our Special Events Assistant- thanks to YMCA & Summer Jobs For Youth Program.

Councilor Jacques Barbeau for his continued support & assistance-year round and for sponsoring FREE Wagon Rides- provided by Wagon Wheel Ranch- again this year

The City of Greater Sudbury & Greater Sudbury Museums for their continued support/sponsorship of our Fall Fair ...providing use of the Stable & 14acre site (committee meetings/Media Conference/set-up/take-down, one-day fair etc); delivering/picking-up 90 tables & 180 chairs, 32 barricades, garbage & recycling bins PLUS the use of a Gator (this year) to help move equipment & for trouble-shooting during the fair.

City Council for approving a contribution of $6,000 to the AFMHS, through the Arts & Culture Grant Fund...to help us meet the increasing costs of hosting the fair

Vale for approving $2,500 Event Sponsorship...to provide FREE Volunteer T-Shirts; Tim Horton’s Lunches for 40 Volunteers re: set-up Friday and 150 Volunteers at fair and to print 4,000 Fall Fair Site MAP/Programs-for distribution in Walden/CGS

Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocer for sponsoring our complete BBQ (for the next 5 years)...100% profits towards supporting AFMHS 3 FREE community events and projects at the Anderson Farm Museum.

Our KEY Radio/TV Sponsors- KICX 91.7FM ($15,620 In-Kind) & CTV ($7,000 In-Kind) and our Walden 3rd Party Business Sponsors of 130 KICX 30sec. Ads: Lively Pharmacy & Gift Shop. Morris Modular, Sr. David Morris Dentistry, Walden Animal Hospital & Walden Family Drug Store and CTV 15sec Ads: Lively Golf & Country Club and Walden Welding... helping expand our Target Area & Target Audience- in Sudbury & NE Ontario

 

New Media Sponsor, Walden Today...helping us reach thousands of people in Walden re: our 3 FREE community events & projects year round

Long-Term Community Sponsor Walden-CAN...for promoting our FREE Community Events & Projects- using their Website, E-Updates, Column in The Sudbury Star & Newsletter

Business/Corporate Sponsors: Concrete Solutions, Hia Media, Jenmar Canada, Jim’s Portable Toilets, Legend Boats, Sudbury Hydro and Walden Welding.

Our Community Partners & Sponsors who organized Activities, Displays &/or Volunteered at the fair: Copper Cliff & Walden COP Program, GS Volunteer Firefighters, GSPS Rural Response Unit & Inspector Murphy Mooseau (Mascot), Lively District Secondary School, Massey Agricultural Society, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc., Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Penage Rd. WI, Ron Lewis/Pumpkineer, Sudbury Clever Clovers 4-H Club, Sudbury Classic Cruisers, Sudbury Weavers & Spinners Guild, 1st Waters Scouting, Walden Art Club, Walden-CAN, Walden Lions Club, Walden Minor Hockey Association, Walden Srs. Pensioners/Woodworkers and Waters WI

And Special Thanks to:

The Walden Srs. & Pensioners & Woodworkers, Walden Lions Club, 1st Waters Scouting, Walden Art Club, Ken Bennison, NLFB and 18 LDSS Students...for helping us Set-Up the 14acre Site on Friday- in spite of rainy weather!

 Jonathan Schmitt & Adam Burns ...for providing Overnight Security again! ...we couldn’t set-up the site on Friday without their support! AND for coordinating our On-Site Parking/Traffic Control TEAM (7am-4pm)

 Walden Srs. & Pensioners ...for preparing & serving our BBQ...raising $3,095

 Our 90+ Art/Craft/Snack Food Vendors & Groups with Displays, Farmers’ Market Vendors & Performers ...for braving the uncertain weather on Sat. and ensuring the success of the fair!

 MPP France Gelinas, our Special Guest at Opening Ceremony again this year

 Walden Srs. Woodworkers, Walden Lions Club, 1st Waters Scouting, Ken Bennison & Walden Minor Hockey Assoc...who helped us Take-Down the Site (3-6pm)...we couldn’t have done it without you!

 East Link News, Northern Life, The Sudbury Star & Sudbury Tourism...for helping us promote the Fall Fair- in CGS & NE Ontario

And thanks to the thousands of people – of all ages- who joined us at our 6th Annual Fall Fair! We hope to see you again next year!

Gwen Doyle, CIO AFMHS

705-692-3021

See AFMHS page www.Walden-CAN.com

 

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2012 NR YMCA Summer Jobs for Youth enables AFMHS to hire Secial Events Assistant .pdf

2012 AFMHS NR  6th Annual Fall Fair Sept.8 10am - 4pm.pdf

 

S6224 FALL FAIR SPONSORED.wmv

 

Poster July 4th - Tom Fyfe & Whiskey Rivers Blues Band + Stephanie Fyfe.pdf

Poster July 11th - featuring Koralyssa Nisbett, Nolan Bell.pdf

Poster July 18th- featuring The Tremonics.pdf

Poster July 25 - featuring Darryl Orser.pdf

Poste Aug. 1st- featuring Jessica Lopatka.pdf

Poster Aug.8th- featuring Naked Soul.pdf

Poster - Aug. 15th featuring  Benham.pdf

Poster Aug.22- featuirng Northern All Stars.pdf

2012 AFMHS announces more new Business, Corporate, Media Sponsors for Rock The Farm, Fall Fair.pdf

2012 AFMHS Fact Sheet  'Rock The Farm' Farmers' Market at AFM.pdf

2012 AFMHS Fact Sheet- 4th Annual 'Rock The Farm' Concert & Farmer's Market series.pdf

2012 AFMHS Photo Collage 'Rock The Farm' Media Conference.pdf

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2012 Rock The Farm - for Letterhead etc.jpg

 

4th Annual ‘Rock the Farm’

Concert + Farmers’ Market Series

Anderson Farm Museum

Municipal Rd.24, Lively

 

Join us outside in Centre Court

Wednesdays

 

Farmers’ Market 4-8pm

Rollin’ Doggies- Hot Food Vendor

Scoopy’s Ice Cream      Herbert Fisheries

The Perogy Princess     Y’s Crystal Touch

    Betty’s Brush    &    Lia Sophie Jewelry

NOAFEM Members:

    Misty Haven Alpacas     Leisure Farms

Board’s Honey      Our Garden

Seguin Maple Syrup  Rose Valley Maple Syrup

Grandpa’s Dream Worm Farm/Market Garden

Just Ewe & My Kids- at Rocky Acres Farm

 

Call Pat Marcotte, 705-694-5686

 

FREE Concerts 6-8pm

Bring your own chairs!

 

July 4       Tom Fyfe & Whiskey River

               Blues BandAnd Stephanie Fyfe

July 11     Koralyssa Nisbet and Nolan Bell July 18     The Tremonics

July 25     Darryl Orser

Aug. 1      Jessica Lopatka with Jeff DeVlugt,

               Jimmy Sitko & Cody Bishop 

Aug. 8      Naked Soul

Aug. 15    Benham

Aug. 22    Northern All Stars- Steel Pan Band

 

Hosted by

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

KICX 91-7FM Sudbury Hot new Country

Sponsored By

Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums

Market Square

Northern Ontario Agri-Food

Education & Marketing Inc.

Walden Lions Club 1st Waters Venture Scouts

Walden Seniors Woodworkers

Councilor Jacques Barbeau

The Sudbury Credit Union   Legend Boats    Walden Today    Jennmar Canada

 

www.sudburytourism.ca     www.Walden-CAN.com

               Call Les Burford 705-692-5530

 

 

 

Project- Service to Others

RTO/ERO proudly operates a grant program for its 47 Districts, providing $100,000 to sponsor local community projects. Through Project – Service to Others (STO), Districts apply for individual projects that support local, national and international programs that often involve children and/or disadvantaged groups, to a maximum of $4,000 per project.

A provincial committee of RTO/ERO assesses the merit of each Project – STO submission according to established criteria, including level of member and District participation in the project.

Examples of types of projects receiving funding include: local heritage and culture projects, special arts and education programs for children, support for initiatives in developing countries, literacy and numeracy programs, and school day care for the children of single teenage mothers.

A list of previously approved projects can be found on the RTO/ERO website (www.rto-ero.org) under “Programs and Services”.

The District 4 Executive and Board are pleased that the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society was selected to receive the full grant for this worthwhile project ...towards building a new community Kitchen in the Stable of the Anderson Farm Museum.

 

Terry Martyn

President, District 4 (Sudbury/Manitoulin)

 

 

 

 

2012 AFMHS Fall Fair Art, Craft Vendors Registration Form.docx

2012 Fall Fair Registration Form re  Displays by Community Groups.docx

 

 

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

Proudly Announces...

 

2012 New ‘Long-Term’ Business & Community Sponsors

...Supporting our FREE Annual Events for the next 5 Years

 

New ‘Long-Term’ Business Sponsors

 

Hia Media...’Rock The Farm’ Concert & Farmer’s Market & Fall Fair

 

Tim Hortons Lively...Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration

 

" ...The Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration is such a beautiful yearly event that Tim Hortons is a proud long-term Sponsor for this magical community event!”          Maria Tantalo

 

      The Sudbury Credit Union...’Rock The Farm’ Concert/Farmers’ Market series

 

“... Sudbury Credit Union Limited is pleased to celebrate our partnership over the next 5 years as a sponsor of the ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert/Farmers’ Market series…This is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come out a share great music and friendship at such a wonderful venue and we look forward to seeing our neighbors and friends at the concerts throughout the summer.  Joanne Chevrier

 

New ‘Long-Term’ Community Sponsors

 

Walden Seniors & Pensioners Woodworkers...100 Volunteer Hours x 5 years

 

“...The Workshop members are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with AFMHS- for the next 5 years ...to provide at least 100 hours annually of volunteer work...adopt the ‘Amphitheatre’ as a project- brushing out the area and repairs to the benches”         Conrad Moxam

 

The Walden Lions Club...”Rock The Farm’, Fall Fair & Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration

 

“...Walden Lions are proud AFMHS sponsors  of the Children's Activities at the Fall Fair,  ‘Rock the Farm’ Concert & Farmers Market, and Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrations.  Lions Motto:  We Serve.”

Serving the community, Lion Mait Wilson

 

The Walden Art Club...Fall Fair- FREE Art/Craft Activities

 

“...Thousands of people attend the Fall Fair each year and we have hundreds of children and parents painting, drawing, making bookmarks and creating clay pieces... The Creighton Log Cabin is full all day – with people fascinated by the different workshops we set-up...We are excited to continue our partnership with the AFMHS for the next 5 years”           Kerry Mitchell

 

Northern Lights Festival Boreal...Fall Fair-3 [20’x20’] Tents/Farmers’ Market Area

 

"...Northern Lights Festival Boreal is a proud supporter of the AFM Heritage Society Fall Fair. We will continue to build strong partnerships with various other festivals and community events. Cultural and artistic activities for people of all ages and abilities play an important role in supporting and maintaining healthy communities throughout the region."         Ashlyne Botelho, Max Merrifield

 

Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc

 

“...Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc. is proud to be a long-term sponsor of ‘Rock the Farm’ summer series & Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum. Each event is designed for the community's enjoyment, celebration AND to provide an increased awareness and appreciation for local agriculture. This support of local agri-food businesses adds dollars to the economy - it's good for you and the environment.”          Pat Marcotte

Massey Agricultural Society...Fall Fair- Small Animal Pens

 

“...The Massey Agricultural Society is pleased to continue our partnership with the AFMHS- for the next 5 years...providing small animal pens for the farm animals- brought by local farmers- as part of your Fall Fair’ agricultural display ”         Nicole Harel

 

2011 3rd Annual Rock The Farm Concert, Farmers' Market Report for AGM.docx

2012 - AFMHS CIO Annual Communications Report for 2011.docx

2012 5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration Report for AGM.docx

2012 AFMHS Fall Fair 2011 Annual Report for AGM.docx

 

2012 AFMHS 'Rock the Farm ' Farmers' Market Vendor Application Form 2012.pdf

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

...Invites you to attend our

 

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Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

7pm

Agenda

The Stable

 

I.            Welcome & Introductions                                                                              Brian King, President- AFMHS

 

II.         AFMHS Annual Reports: Copies of Annual Reports will be provided

 

a.   2011 Treasurer`s Report

b.   2011 CIO Communications Report

c.    2011 3rd Annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert/Farmers’ Market

d.   2011  5th Annual Fall Fair

e.   2011 5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration

III.       Celebrating new AFMHS Long-Term Sponsors ...committed to supporting our FREE community events – for the next 5 years!

 

a.   Long-Term Business Sponsors:

Hia Media          Tim Hortons Lively            The Sudbury Credit Union

 

b.   Long-Term Community Sponsors:

Walden Seniors & Pensioners Woodworkers          The Walden Lions Club          The Walden Art Club   

The Massey Agricultural Society        Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc.

 

IV.        What`s Happening in 2012! See AFMHS 2012 Brochure

 

·         KICX 91.7FM & CTV ...KEY In-Kind Media Sponsors again

·         Legend Boats...New Sponsor- ‘Rock The Farm’ & Fall Fair

·         Renovations to Paddock Area...in the works

 

Refreshments will be served. Everyone is Welcome !

 

Please RSVP Gwen Doyle  692-3021 gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca if you can attend

 

 

 

2011…An Exciting Year of Growth & Development

For Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society!

2011 was an exciting year of growth & development for the AFM Heritage Society thanks to the enthusiastic and dedicated support of Councilor Barbeau, The City of Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Museums; our Long-Term Sponsors/Community Partners and 100+ Volunteers plus our new Sponsors: Vale, My Sudbury, KIXC 91.7FM, Q92, 105.3 EZ Rock, CTV, Alek Luopa, student-LDSS, Hia Media, Morris Modular, Dr. David Morris- Dentistry, Lively Pharmacy & Gift Shop, Walden Animal Hospital, Legend Boats and Rollin’ Doggies. Thanks to their support our 3rd Annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert/Farmers’ Market series, 5th Annual Fall Fair and 5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration continued to grow and expand- with more participants and larger audiences at our FREE community events at the Anderson Farm Museum.

The AFMHS has 4 New Long-Term Business/Community Sponsors- for the next 5 years! During our official Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Dec.10th, Brain King, President, AFMHS had some exciting news to share with the 1,000+ people who joined us at the Anderson Farm Museum.

"…The AFM Heritage Society has two new Long-Term Business Sponsors – who have generously offered to sponsor our FREE Community Events at the AFM- for the next five years: Tim Hortons Lively will sponsor our annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration and The Sudbury Credit Union will sponsor our annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert/Farmers’ Market Series."

"…And we have two new Long-Term Community Sponsors- who have generously offered to work with us on community events and projects at the AFM- for the next five years: The Walden Lions Club will help us coordinate our annual Christmas Tree Celebration and The Walden Seniors and Pensioners Workshop will provide at least 100 volunteer hours and up to $250 for supplies/minor repairs annually…This will help us significantly with our planning for the next 5 years!" Brian King, President, AFMHS

The AFMHS volunteer board is already busy planning our FREE community events & new projects for 2012. If you are interested in working with us- as a volunteer- or becoming a Sponsor or Community Partner for one of our annual community events, please contact us.

"…We are looking for people interested in helping us coordinate our ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert/Farmers’ Market Series. Last summer we averaged 250 people per Concert on Wednesday evenings and we really need volunteers to help us with set-up/take-down etc…And we need new Business Sponsors to help cover the costs for these FREE Concerts at the AFM " Gwen Doyle, CIO, AFMHS

For more information, please contact Gwen Doyle, CIO, AFMHS 705-692-3021

 

Dec. 18, 2011

 

Letter To The Editor

 

5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting

…A Magical Community Celebration at Anderson Farm Museum

 

On Dec. 10th, over 1,000 people joined us in Lively, for our 5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting at the Anderson Farm Museum. It was a magical community celebration of the Christmas Spirit!

 

On behalf of the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society volunteer board, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our annual Christmas Tree-Lighting celebration such a success!

 

Councilor Jacques Barbeau, The City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Museums: vital, Long-Term Partners & Sponsors for all AFMHS community events at AFM

 

Special Guests: Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas, Mimi Wiseman, CEO-The Sudbury Credit Union and Santa Claus

 

Tim Hortons Lively and The Sudbury Credit Union: who have generously offered to be Long-Term Sponsors of our FREE community events – for the next 5 years

 

School Choirs/Glee Clubs: Ecole St. Paul (Grades 1-8), R.H. Murray PS– Snowflake Choir, and Walden PS- Primary Choir & Junior Glee Club. Each school had it’s own unique way of interpreting the Christmas Songs/Carols but everyone shared the true spirit of Christmas - as they sang the words with enthusiasm and real joy!

 

Jessica Lopatka, Gr.XI Student, Lively District Secondary School: who performed – with guitar & karaoke - all evening in The Stable and on our Outdoor STAGE

 
Long-Term Community PARTNERS: The Walden Seniors Woodworkers – Santa’s Helpers in The Granary; M.C. Forbes Stoodley (Walden-CAN); The Greater Sudbury Firefighters Choir- with their Decorated Christmas Float, The Greater Sudbury Volunteer Firefighters- with Aerial #6, Pumper#7 and District Chief’s vehicle + 10 Volunteer Firefighters and The Walden Lions Club

 

14 LDSS Student Council volunteers: who helped our AFMHS volunteer Committee: serving Hot Chocolate & helping Santa in the Stable; helping with the Choirs & supervising winter fun outside and especially helping the Walden Lions volunteers - with traffic control at the main entrance and

 

Alek Luopa, Gr.XI Student- LDSS: our Graphic Design Artist- who created our gorgeous Poster- his 3rd 2011 volunteer project for the AFMHS

Our Publicity Partners: Walden-CAN, Ecole St. Paul, LDSS, R.H. Murray PS, Walden PS, Walden Businesses, GS Public Library, Garth Wunsch, URSudbury.com and Sudbury Tourism- who displayed our Poster & shared E-Poster/articles on websites, Facebook, twitter & in newsletters etc

 

Our Media Community Partners: who help us year-round with FREE promotion of our community events/projects/announcements- especially The Sudbury Star for including us in their Full Page Lively Christmas Promotion; CBC Points North for repeating our invitation and Walden Today for Front-Page Collage of Photos

 

And special thanks to our AFM Heritage Society volunteers and our families: who helped with all the preparations, logistics and decorating involved in coordinating and helped us host our annual Christmas Tree-Lighting & who enthusiastically & tirelessly support us throughout the year!

 

Gwen Doyle, CIO, AFM Heritage Society

705-692-3021

 

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

Would like to Everyone for Helping Us Make

 

Our 5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting

… A Magical Christmas Community Celebration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see other Photos taken by Garth Wunsch see www.garthwunsch.com

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2011 Winners of 18 Legend Boat Prizes for 5th Annual Fall Fair.pdf

 

Click on the link below to view a promotional video for Rock the Farm

http://vimeo.com/28091928

2011 5th Annual Fall Fair Performers Schedule- Opening Ceremony.doc.

2011 NR Annual Fall Fair Grows  Evolves - thanks to new AFMHS Sponsors.pdf

2011 NR Join Us in Lively for 5th Annual Fall Fair Sept 10th at AFM.pdf 

2011 NR Sudbury Transit provides FREE Bus Rides to  From Sept  10th Fall Fair at AFM (2).pdf

2011 Whinnying In Life - FREE Cart Rides + Painted Ponies at Fall Fair.pdf

 

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What’s Happening at the Anderson Farm Museum July, August!

 

Mondays:   ‘Treasure Talks’ from 10-Noon

Bring your Family treasures and share information about them. Your family heirlooms, photographs and collectibles my reveal more than you know.

 

Tuesdays: ‘Story Time’ from 10-11am

‘ Traditional Weaving & Spinning Demonstrations’ from 10am-2pm

…In the Farm House by the Sudbury District Weavers & Spinners Guild

 

5 Wednesdays: ‘Rock the Farm’ FREE Concerts 6-8pm + Farmers’ Market 4-7pm …outside the Stable in the Centre Court Area. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for the concerts. Purchase fresh produce & value-added products at the market. For details see www.Walden-CAN.com & www.sudburymuseums.ca

 

June 29: Tom Fyfe & Whiskey River Blues Band + Farmers’ Market

July 6: Darryl Orser + Farmers’ Market

July 20: Koralyssa Nisbet + Farmers’ Market

August 3: The Tremonics + farmers’ Market

August 17: Northern All Stars Steel Pan + Farmers’ Market

 

Thursdays: ‘Power (Point) History 10am

July 7: A Nurse’s Story- Lempi Anderson      July 14: Tornado

July 21: Thomas Edison Comes to Visit        Aug.4: A Tale of Two Ships

Aug.11: A Soldier of the Great War              Aug. 18: tbc

 

Monday – Friday: Museum Tours

 

For details call Jim Fortin, Curator 705- 692-4448

 

 

 

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

5th Annual Fall Fair

September10th 10am-4pm

Anderson Farm Museum, In Lively

 

 

Call for 10 Adult Fall Fair Volunteers!

 

 …To help Direct On-Site Parking/Traffic

For Guests ,Groups, Performers, Vendors & Volunteers

 

         8-9:30am   Main & Rear Entrances: Checking Parking Permits & Directing

                           Traffic to various On-Site Parking Areas

 

                           On-Site: Directing Traffic & coordinating On-Site Parking

                           Ensuring safe & orderly parking in designated areas

                           Ensuring that everyone parks vehicles before 9:30am

                           Direct Guests for Outdoor STAGE Area for Opening Ceremony

 

       9:30-Noon   Main & rear Entrances: Greeting the public & handing out

       Noon to        Site MAP/Programs

       4:40pm        Directing Public to Off-Site parking areas

                           Directing people to Handicapped Parking Area

                           Moving Barricades re: Wagon Rides, other vehicles

                   

                           On Site: Directing Traffic to Temporary Parking Area (at Rear)

                           …For performers, guests, media

                           Ensuring safe & orderly On-Site Traffic after 4pm

     

       Note:  The AFM is situated on 14 acres. Last year over 4,000 people

                  participated in the Fall Fair- from Walden, CGS, Iron Bridge,

                  Manitoulin Island, Massey, Wahnapitae & even the Sault.

 

If you are interested in volunteering

Please call Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair 2011 Fall Fair 705-692-3021

gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca

 

See Anderson Farm Museum page www.Walden-CAN.com

 

 

2011 ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Concert Series…New Partners! New Radio Sponsor! The AFM Heritage Society is excited to be hosting our 3rd annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Series of 5 FREE Concerts, Wednesdays from 6-8pm, outside the Stable, at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively.

   

 “…Our ‘Rock The Farm’ Line-Up is confirmed- starting with Tom Fyfe and the Whiskey River Blues Band June 29th…We’re keeping our concerts series, low-key and relaxed–with everyone bringing their own chairs or blankets- but plan to add a few surprises this year! Watch for details.”

               Darryl Orser, Chair, 2011’Rock The Farm’ Concerts, 705-692-0703

 

Thanks to new Partnerships with: FarmOn Alliance/Eat Local Sudbury, Market Square/City of Greater Sudbury, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education and Marketing Inc. and Greater Sudbury Museums we’re adding a new feature to our 5 Summer Events- a ‘Rock The Farm’ Farmers’ Market, in the Centre Court area, at AFM, from 4-7pm. If there is enough demand to proceed with our Market, it will offer locally grown produce and value-added products (jams, jellies, pickles, flavored vinegars, dry/canned goods from local producers).

 

 “…Our new ‘Rock The Farm’ market will be relaxed-with farmers/agri-producers selling their produce/value-added products from their vehicles or tents- a new, mid-week market location in Sudbury West…We are currently recruiting for our Farmers’ Market series…Deadline for Applications is May 13th, 2011.” Amy Hallman, Chair, ‘Rock the Farm’ Farmers’ Market

 

"With the increasing demand for locally grown produce, Market Square is exploring more ways to connect the consumer to the product.  By introducing a mid-week farmers market at Anderson Farm we are hoping to provide consumers with another chance to buy fresh produce and shop locally…Applications are now being accepted from local agri-producers and farmers. For more information visit www.mysudbury.ca/marketsquare."

                                                           Michelle Fex, Market Square Officer

 

If you’re interested in applying to be a Farmers’ Market Vendors please contact Amy Hallman at 705-855-5686, Michelle Fex at 311 or Pat Marcotte at 705-694-5686

 

And the AFMHS is excited to announce our new Partner & Radio Sponsor for the 2011 ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Concerts and Farmers’ Market- KICX 91.7 Sudbury’s Hot New Country…a wonderful opportunity for the AFMHS, our performers, Community Partners and volunteers!

                                                           Gwen Doyle, CIO, AFMHS 692-3021 

 

 

 

 

2011 Annual Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum

Sept. 10th at Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively

 

 

Invitation to Art/Craft VENDORS

 

 

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society 2011 Fall Fair Committee is busily organizing our Annual Fall Fair, which will take place on Saturday, September 10th, from 10am –4pm, at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively.

 

Last year, the weather cooperated and 4,000+ people attended our FREE community event. Hundreds of participants helped us host Fall Fair 2010, which was truly a CGS Fall Fair at the AFM! 50+ Vendors (arts, crafts, refreshment), 10 agri-producers (new Farmers Market area), community groups (activities, displays, demonstrations), owners of farm animals, entertainers, owners of antique vehicles, 100 volunteers and our Fall Fair Committee of 18 Volunteers came from communities throughout CGS: Beaver Lake, Coniston, Garson, Sudbury, Lively, Naughton, Penage Rd., , Long Lake, Val Therese , Whitefish plus Wahnapitae, Warren and Manitoulin Island.    

                                                                                               

This year we hope to make the Fall Fair bigger and better than 2010, with more Pens for small farm animals; the ‘Pulling for the Cure’ Tug-of-War Contest plus Sudbury District Kennel Club Dog Agility demonstrations in the Paddock; a larger Farmers’ Market area; Atikeneksheng Anishnawbek

 

Traditional Dancers, Drummers and Singers; more children’s activities, and demonstrations plus other new ideas proposed by our Fall Fair Committee.

 

We have also invited representatives from: the Greater Sudbury Police Service- Rural Response Unit, the Greater Sudbury Fire Department-Station 6 Volunteer Firemen and the Walden COP Program Volunteers to participate again.

 

There will be live performances from 10am – 4pm – on STAGE and the grassy area in front of the STAGE including: Sudbury Pipes & Drums, Atikeneksheng Anishnawbek Traditional Dancers & Drummers, Koralyssa Nisbet, The Tremonics, and the Northern Steel Pan Band to date.

 

The AFMHS 2011 Fall Fair Committee would like to invite you to be one of our Art/Craft VENDORS again this year, on Saturday, September 10th at the Anderson Farm Museum, from 10am – 4pm.

 

See attached: 2011 Art/Craft Vendor’s Registration Form

 

Vendors FEES will be $25 each and we will provide one 6’ table + 2 chairs per Vendor.

 

There is space inside the newly renovated Stable for 7 Vendors downstairs and 12 Vendors upstairs.  Space is allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

 

All Outdoor VENDORS must provide their own Tents or Sun Shelters or think about sharing space- if they don’t need a whole Tent/Sun Shelter. 

 

The 2011 Fall Fair Committee will use a wide range of communication tools to help promote the Fair, all of our participants and our Community PARTNERS: the E-version of our Poster; News Releases & Articles posted on AFM page of www.Walden-CAN.com & www.URSudbury.com; Notices posted on FREE websites; in our Media Kits; on our Site MAP/Program, large Posters and signs on Site and in Thank You Letters to the Editor.

 

If you are interested in being an Art/Craft VENDOR this year, please contact Betty Budgell, Coordinator, Displays/Vendors as soon as possible.   budgierb@eastlink.ca 705-692-9346

 

We hope that you will consider helping us make the 2011 Fall Fair at the AFM the best yet!

 

 

Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, 2011 Fall Fair Committee

                   Chief Information Officer, AFMHS 692-3021Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

                   AFM page  www.Walden-CAN.com

 

 2011 Art/Craft Vendor’s Registration Form doc.

 

 

 

From: Gwen Doyle, Chief Information Officer, Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

          692-3021 http://www.walden-can.com/anderson_farm_museum.htm

 

Subject: Press Release from Ontario Historical Society re:

             AFM Heritage Society' Article featured in the OHS February Bulletin

 

Background Information:

 

In late January, 2011 the AFM Heritage Society was invited by the Ontario Historical Society to prepare a 750 word article- with a photo- focusing on AFMHS' success stories since incorporation in September,2007- for their February, 2011 OHS Bulletin.

As one of 350 Historical Societies in Ontario, and a relatively new member, this was an exciting opportunity for the AFMHS.

 

The theme of our AFMHS article for the Februrary OHS Bulletin was... " Long-Term Partnerships Make a Difference For the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society!"

 

Today, I received a Press Release from Andrea Izzo, PHS Bulletin Editor about our AFMHS article and the exciting news that it would be included - as a good news story- in a OHS promotional package to be given to the Minister of Northern Development, on Monday, March 7th. 

 

"...Rob Leverty, Executive Director, Ontario Historical Society, will be attending the Northern Ontario Mining Development Conference downtown Toronto on Monday, March 7,2011 and meeting the Minister of Northern Development, Hon. Michael Gravelle.  In a promotional package for the Minister, we (OHS) have placed this press release about the AFMHS as a good news story!"

Andrea Izzo

OHS Bulletin Editor

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Gwen Doyle, CIO, AFM Heritage Society

 

The Ontario Historical Society February 2011

Long-Term Partnerships Make a Difference For the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society!

Gwen Doyle, Chief Information Officer, AFMHS Originally appeared in OHS Bulletin February 2011 (No. 178)

On September 22, 2007, The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society (AFMHS) was incorporated as a not-for-profit historical corporation in the Province of Ontario through affiliation with The Ontario Historical Society.

Three years later, the AFMHS has had a banner year, hosting a media conference on June 2nd to announce the major renovations to the stable; the 2nd Annual „Rock the Farm‟ Summer Series of four free concerts; the 4th Annual Fall Fair and Farmers Market, attended by over 4,000; and the 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, attended by over 1,000! AFM also recruited 3 new members to work on its volunteer board. The 14-acre Anderson Farm Museum (AFM) is bordered by subdivisions, a school and Regional Rd. 24 in Lively and is becoming one of the busiest sites in Walden (Sudbury West)!

Anderson Farm Museum in Lively, Ontario Photo Credit: Jim Fortin, Curator, AFM

These successful events would not have been possible without enthusiastic, long-term partnerships with our Ward 2 Councilor, City of Greater Sudbury (CGS) Mayor and Council, the Greater Sudbury Museums, CGS staff and our business, community, and media partners. Key partner and sponsor Ward 2 Councilor, Jacques Barbeau continues to advocate for the protection and preservation of the AFM and the development and expansion of programs and activities on-site, work closely with the AFMHS to support and sponsor its projects and free community events.

AFMHS‟ key communications partner continues to be the Walden Community Action Network (CAN) – sharing information in their newsletter (3 issues mailed to 4,800 homes) on their website www.walden-can.com, in their weekly e-update and in their monthly column in The Sudbury Star. The Ontario Historical Society February 2011

Significant improvements have been made at the AFM over the last 3 years thanks to funding provided by the CGS and the carpentry of the Walden Seniors Woodworkers. Improvements included replacement of the cedar shingles on the roof of the barn and the farm house; minor repairs to Creighton Log Cabin; the replacement of windows in the farm house and the construction of display units for the loft of the barn.

Winterizing the stable was one of the recommendations in the 2006 Final Report of the Walden-CAN Heritage Committee presented to CGS and has been advocated by the AFM Heritage Society since forming in early 2007. The 2010 "Stage One" renovations to the stable will have a dramatic impact on the development of year-round programs, family fun activities, special events, workshops, fairs etc available for communities of Walden and residents of CGS at the AFM. The stable could become a hub for community activities. The next steps are to upgrade the washrooms; complete the kitchen area and begin "Stage Two" renovations to the top floor.

AFM‟s key community partners continue to be the Walden Seniors Woodworkers. From their workshop located in the Granary, they volunteer their time, skills and talent year-round at the AFM making minor repairs to buildings on-site; constructing „period‟ windows to replace those damaged by dry rot in farm house; rebuilding the Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon; repairing the paddock and building display and storage units for the loft of the Barn – totaling thousands of hours of service donated to AFM. In addition, they volunteer to help the AFMHS at community events!

As a small board of nine volunteers, business and community partners are vital to the success of the free community events at the AFM. Community groups, artists, craftsmen, performers, agricultural, environmental and health organizations, service clubs, schools, seniors and youth groups, firefighters, police and individuals – from Walden & CGS –volunteer their time, skills and talents. Donations in-kind and cash donations from local businesses and corporations help ensure that our community events are free for everyone. Additionally, new community partners allowed for the expansion of the 4th Annual Fall Fair.

With limited funds, free promotional opportunities are essential to tell the story of the AFM in Walden, the CGS and throughout northeast Ontario. Media partners who include CTV News, East Link News, Northern Life & The Sudbury Star share news, prepare feature articles, attend events and tell this story over and over. Free media websites increase the AFMHS‟ target audience and area. For example, registering with www.ursudbury.com, a free community website provided by The Sudbury Star allowed the Society to post news and events online. The Ontario Historical Society February 2011

2011 will be busier than ever – with new and expanded partnerships. The Massey Agricultural Society plans to bring more small pens and more small farm animals to the Fair; the Walden Art Club is expanding their „hands-on‟ art/craft activities in the log cabin; the Walden Ladies Slo-Pitch League has asked to hold their „Pulling For The Cure‟ tug-of-war event in the paddock (120 players + firefighters, police, paramedic teams) and new board member, Darryl Orser, singer/songwriter/musician, is chairing the „Rock the Farm‟ Series, with one more concert in June and more performers than ever.

To learn more about the AFM Heritage Society please visit www.walden-can.com/anderson_farm_museum.htm. For more information or to receive the new E-Update please contact gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca, Chief Information Officer, AFMHS. To make a donation to support the AFMHS projects or free community events call Les Burford, Treasurer, at 705.692.5530.

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The Ontario Historical Society 34 Parkview Ave. Willowdale, ON M2N 3Y2 | 416.226.9011 www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca | ohs@ontariohistoricalsociety.ca

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society 705.692.3021 www.walden-can.com/anderson_farm_museum.htm | gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca

 

 

 

The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums

 

Presents Celebrating March Break at the Museum.

 

During the March Break, the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums will be hosting a free workshop on how to make crafts from the past for children ages 6 and up.

 

Crafts of bygone days were very simple and made by hand with whatever material was available. Use your imagination to decorate an old sock with buttons, yarn or material to make your puppet unique.  Learn how to have fun with paper. Maybe make a paper sailor hat!

 

This workshop will be held on Tuesday March 15 and again on Thursday March 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm in the Stable Building at the Anderson Farm Museum on Highway 24 in Lively. 

 

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please register online at:  www.sudbury.library.on.ca.  Click on the Programs and Event Calendar and choose the day of the preferred session.

 

 

Come join the fun!

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Art, Music and Photos...Meet our 3 New Board Members and See Them in Action!

Meet our 3 new Board members and see them in action at the AFM Heritage Society 'Annual General Meeting', Wednesday, February 23rd, at 7pm in the Stable, at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively.

Part One: focuses on ‘A Celebration of 2010…AFMHS Activities/Events at the AFM’ – with brief Reports from our Board.

Part Two: features 'Meet our 3 new Board Members' and 'AFMHS Plans for 2011'.

Andrea Martin, our new Secretary, will give a Slide Presentation of her Photos taken at our 2010 Fall Fair and Christmas Tree-Lighting Clebration.

Kerry Mitchell, President of Walden Art Club will describe their plans -as our Community PARTNERS- to expand and enhance their ‘hands-on’ art/craft activities in the Log Cabin, for our 2011 Fall Fair.

Darryl Orser, Singer/songwriter/musician and Chair of our 2011 ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Series of 5 FREE Concerts at the AFM, will give us an update about the concert series and perform live.

Our new 2011,2012 AFM Heritage Society Board includes: Brian King- President, Elsie Stephenson- Vice-President, Les Burford-Treasurer, Andrea Martin-Secretary, Gwen Doyle- Chief Information Officer and Members: Kerry Mitchell, Darryl Orser, Sheila Prusila and Reggie White

       “…I am excited to be involved with a group that combines youth and experience…with new people and new ideas ensuring that our popular events such as the Summer Concert Series, Fall Fair and Christmas Tree-Lighting spectacle continue to grow and evolve…Partnering with Councilor Barbeau, the CGS and community groups in Walden gives us a unique opportunity to bring a sense of family to our communities of Walden                Brian King, President, AFMHS

We hope that you will join us, in the Stable, on Feb.23rd. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

Please park in the Parking Lot and not in front of the Stable.

For details, call Gwen Doyle, Chief Information Officer, AFMHS at 692-3021

 

To view or download for free images of the 2010 Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit www.garthwunsch.com , create an account then access the gallery and drag whatever images you like to your desktop or just view them.

 

Collage of photos from Garth's website

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Photos by Lively Photographer Garth Wunsch  Images can be also viewed and/or downloaded at www.garthwunsch.com

 

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                 Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc.

Mission: Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc. educates consumers, processors and retailers on the agri-food industry in Northern Ontario, while assisting producers with marketing initiatives.

 

1540 Hwy 17E Wahnapitae ON POM 3CO

PH: 705-694-4396 FAX: 705-694-2030

Email: noront.agrifood@sympatico.ca www.norontagrifood.org

September 17, 2010

News Release

New Champion Giant Pumpkin Growers in 2010

WAHNAPITAE – The Giant Pumpkins have been weighed (using an internationally approved measuring scale), the final weights are recorded and the 2010 Senior and Junior Champions can be announced.

Senior Champion Grower Jeff Warner brought his giant pumpkin to the New Liskeard Fall Fair where it weighed in at 636 lb.

Also in New Liskeard, Hal Brown’s giant pumpkin weighing 613 lb won second place.

From Desbarats’s Farmers’ Market comes the Giant Pumpkin grown by Siegfried Hecker, weighing in at 573 lb. Mr. Hecker was the 2009 Champion Grower.

The first, second and third place winning pumpkins were all bigger than the existing champion weight of 522 ˝ lb, set in 2008.

In 4th place is Ron Lewis’s Giant Pumpkin weighing 267 lb and entered at the Lively Fall Fair.

Junior Champion Grower Miriam Desjardin brought her 495 lb Giant Pumpkin to the New Liskeard Fall Fair.

Quinn Coker from the Central Manitoulin Public School Fall Fair grew a 238 lb pumpkin, making him the runner up Champion Grower, while in third place was the giant pumpkin grown by New Liskeard’s Zachary Lafferrier whose pumpkin weighed 219 lb..

Five entry sites in Northern Ontario included Desbarats Farmer’s Market, the Central Algoma Exhibition in Bruce Mines, Fall Fair at Anderson Farm Museum in Lively, Central Manitoulin Public School’s Fall Fair in Mindemoya and the New Liskeard Fall Fair making this the largest competition to date.

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Pat Marcotte at 705-694-4396

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2010 Fall Fair Winners

Giant Pumpkin Contest

 

1st - Most Perfectly Shaped Pumpkin - Quentin Emley

 

1st - Smallest Pumpkin - Chloe & Amelia McAllister

 

1st - Oddest Shaped Pumpkin - Allie Lumme & Ella Lumme

 

1st Largest Pumpkin- Ron Lewis 267 lb

Plus 2 other Pumpkins at 248 lb and 232 lb

 

 

Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc.
1540 Hwy 17E   Wahnapitae  ON   POM 3CO
PH: 705-694-4396         FX: 705-694-2030

www.norontagrifood.org

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

Anderson Farm Fall Fair grows with the seasons

This year’s Anderson Farm Fall Fair, set for Sept. 11, will include free live music all day. Finnot played last year, and they are set to take the stage again.

This year’s Anderson Farm Fall Fair, set for Sept. 11, will include free live music all day. Finnot played last year, and they are set to take the stage again.

 

Sept. 03, 2010

By: Jenny Jelen - Sudbury Northern Life Staff

The Anderson Farm Fall Fair has grown over the past few years, and according to Gwen Doyle, co-chair of the 2010 fall fair committee, it looks like the fair will be even bigger this year. “We have more arts, crafts, food vendors and displays than ever,” she said. “The participants have doubled this year. By that, I mean the people that are providing the fair.”

The Lively farm will also host more animals in the petting zoos than before, and some new attractions like a farmers market and live entertainment. “It’s exciting that most of the brainstorming ideas we had have been translated into new activities and projects,” Doyle said.

Anderson Farm

Anderson Farm

Along with the new sights and sounds, the annual fall fair will also feature a display from the Walden Art Club and the Sudbury Weavers and Spinners. Members of the 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadets will be on hand to keep traffic moving, too.

Doyle said vendors have come from places like Sault Ste. Marie, Massey and Manitoulin Island to participate in the fair. “It’s really a Greater Sudbury event,” she said.

The fair is taking place on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with an opening ceremony presentation by the Sudbury Pipes and Drums and the Whitefish Lake First Nations Traditional Dancers and Drummers.

Doyle said the fair is free for the whole family to attend. “If you want to go and not spend anything, you’re free to do that,” she said. For more information about the fair,

visit www.walden-can.com/anderson_farm_museum.htm 

 

 

 

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News Release

 New Farmers Market part of 2010 Fall Fair -Anderson Farm Museum

Make plans to stock up on local veggies, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, baked goods and more.  We will have a wheel barrel service to your car if you can’t carry it all!

 

Look for the large tent (generously donated to us by Northern Lights Festival Boreal) near the entrance to the fair, beside the vintage car show.

 

List of vendors (and what they will bring):

 

Eat Local Sudbury  (vegetables and dry and canned goods from local producers)

Beaulieu Farms  (corn, beans, potatoes, and a variety of baked goods)

Our Garden  (pumpkins, other veggies, and flavoured vinegars and jellies)

Sucrerie Seguin (honey and maple syrup products)

Spill the Beans Farm  (potatoes, beans, other veggies, and homemade soap)

Heart & Soil Gardens  (sprouts and sprouted wheat bread)

Ice Lake Cottage Farm  (assortment of veggies and baked goods)

Grassy Lake Apiaries  (honey and honey products)

FarmON Alliance  (information for new farmers, gov’t publications, and info on

                              local internship opportunities)

Sudbury Soil and Crop Association  (info on membership and local initiatives)

 

See you there! September 11th from 10am – 4pm

 

For details call Amy Hallman, Chair, Fall Fair Farmers’ Market Committee, FarmOn Alliance 521-6717

                                    

 

 

2010 Annual Fall Fair at The Anderson Farm Museum

…Bigger & Better Than Ever!

 

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society invites you to join us on Sat. Sept 11th from 10am–4pm for our Annual Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum. It will be bigger & better than ever-with something for everyone!

 

 

         “…Our Heritage Society’ Fall Fair Committee of 18 volunteers has been working together since our February Brain-Storming Meeting to coordinate this FREE Community Event at the Anderson Farm Museum… It’s exciting to see most of our new ideas translated into activities & projects – thanks to new Business & Community PARTNERSHIPS…and it’s wonderful to have so many new participants from all parts of the CGS, from Gore Bay & even the Sault! ”

                                                        Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, 2010 Fall Fair

 

 

Our New Farmers’ Market! Located under a huge Tent provided by Northern Lights Festival Boreal- with Farmers & Agri-Producers from CGS & Gore Bay.  Coordinated by: Farm ON Alliance/Eat Local Sudbury, Market Square and NO Agri-Food Education & Marketing

 

 

Activities on-site include: Museum displays & tours; Vintage Car Shine & Show; FREE Wagon Rides; Farm animals: a calf, a sheep, rabbits, chickens; miniature goats & miniature horses; Therapy Llamas & Therapy Dogs; Fish Pond & kids’ activities; soap-stone carving demonstration; trapping display; Greater Sudbury Fire Truck & Volunteer Firefighters; GSPS Rural Response Unit cruiser and Walden COP Program volunteer vehicle

 

 

There will be Live Entertainment from 10am–4pm!

 

On our outdoor STAGE: The Sudbury Pipes & Drums, Whitefish Lake First Nations-Traditional Dancers & Drummers, Jamie Byron, The Tremonics, Finnot and Northern All Stars-Steel Pan Band

 

In the Loft of the Barn: Dale Pepin & ‘Story Socks’; St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dogs - ‘Bite FREE’ presentation and a Search & Rescue- ‘Adventure Smart’ presentation

 

In the Paddock: Sudbury District Kennel Club- Dog Agility Demonstrations

 

The Granary: Darryl Orser Farmers Market: Gladys McErae/Northern Gypsie

…two of our AFMHS Volunteers

 

50+ Art/Craft/Snack Food Vendors + Displays & Demonstrations! 20 in our newly renovated Stable & 30 outside under tents & in vans – there’s something for everyone to see, buy & taste and information to share & learn!

In the Creighton Log Cabin: The Walden Art Club- displays, demonstrations & opportunities for adults & kids to paint or work with clay

 

In the Farm House: Sudbury Weavers & Spinners Guild- traditional weaving & spinning; Waters WI & Penage Rd. WI

 

In the Granary: woodworking demonstrations by Walden Srs Woodworkers

 

A Silent Auction: 8 art/craft creations donated & on display in the Stable. Proceeds to support the AFM Heritage Society

 

Walden Lions Club Raffle for 3 Adirondacks Chairs: 2 large, 1 small…hand-made by Walden Srs. Woodworkers and hand-painted by Wendy’s Way. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Proceeds to support the AFM Heritage Society

 

BBQ from 11am until sold out! Prepared & served by Walden Seniors & Pensioners. FREE Milk for kids compliments of Copper Cliff Dairy & FREE Cotton Candy

 

“…Our Annual Fall Fair would not be possible without the continued sponsorship & support of the Anderson Farm Museum, the City of Greater Sudbury, CGS Staff & Councilor Jacques Barbeau and our 2010 Business & Community PARTNERS- too numerous to mention…What a TEAM we make…Working together to provide this FREE Community Event!”

                                            Mary Barr, Co-Chair, 2010 Fall Fair Committee

 

No Public Parking On-Site: The public can park in the Arena parking lot, on Philip St and along First, Second & Third Ave. – across from the Anderson Farm Museum. There is some Handicapped Parking On-Site. Ask the 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadets – providing Traffic/Security at the Main Entrance.

 

For more information see AFM page www.Walden-CAN.com or Call Mary Barr at 586-2622 or Gwen Doyle at 692-3021

 

Everyone is welcome! Bring your family & friends to our 2010 Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively.

 

 

 

 

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Media Contact: Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, 2010 Fall Fair

    Publicity, AFM Heritage Society

    692-3021 gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca

 

THE GREATER SUDBURY HERITAGE MUSEUMS
Presents Free Weaving and Spinning Demonstrations

Weaving is a way of making cloth by crossing threads over and under one another. Many kinds of cloth and most blankets, clothing, and rugs are woven. Weavers often use a machine called a loom to help them weave.
A spinning wheel is used to spin fiber into yarn or thread. It consists of a large wheel and a spindle set on a frame. Spinning was first used in the production of simple ropes, cords and fishing lines and, later, to create yarns.
Come out to the Anderson Farm Museum, on Highway 24 in Lively for free weaving and spinning demonstrations every Tuesday from August 3rd to August 24th . Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to see how it is all done.

For more information about these interesting demonstrations, please contact: Jim Fortin, Curator of the Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums at 692-4448

Come out and join us. Give it a spin!
 

 

Annual Fall Fair - Sept.11th 10am–4pm

Anderson Farm Museum

FREE Family Fun!

Activities on Site for Everyone!

Vintage Car ‘Shine & Show’ Museum Tours & Exhibits Woodworkers Display Goats, Sheep, Calf, Rabbits Wagon Wheel Ranch Giant Pumpkin Contest Dog Agility Demonstrations Horses in the Paddock Kanerika Farm- Llamas Snowy Acre Miniature Horses Fish Pond/Face Painting Trapping Display

Traditional Spinning & Weaving Walden Art Club- Artists in Action

Live Entertainment on Outdoor STAGE!

Sudbury Pipes & Drums Jamie Byron The Tremonics Finnot

Northern All Stars–Steel Pan Drums WLFN Traditional Dancers & Drummers

In the Loft of The Barn- for Kids!

Dale Pepin & ‘Story Socks’ Search & Rescue- ‘Adventure Smart’ Presentation

St. John’s Ambulance - Therapy Dogs ‘Bite Free’ Presentation

40+ Arts/Crafts Vendors and Displays/Demonstrations

Silent Auction - 6 Art/Craft Creations

New Farmers’ Market Area

Under a Huge TENT…Provided by Northern Lights Festival Boreal

BBQ from 11am…until sold out

Prepared & served by Walden Seniors & Pensioners Inc

FREE Milk …Compliments of Copper Cliff Dairy + FREE Candy Floss - for KIDS

2010 Community Partners

Massey Agricultural Society Walden-CAN Northern Lights Festival Boreal

NO Agr-Food Eat Local Sudbury/Farm ON Alliance Market Square

Walden Lions Club 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadets Jim’s Portable Toilets

Hosted by: Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society and CGS

 

 

 

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

1 – 550 Regional Road 24

Lively, ON

P3Y 1N2

Walden Seniors Woodworkers

…Located In The Granary

Community PARTNERS

Of Anderson Farm Museum

Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon Restoration

Minor Repairs to Buildings on Site

Construction of Display Units

…For Loft of the Barn

Volunteer at AFMHS Special Events

…Hosted at the Anderson Farm Museum

2010 Annual FALL FAIR

Saturday, September 11th

10:00am – 4:00pm

FREE Family Fun!

Vendors/Displays/Demonstrations

Farmers’ Market

Wagon Rides & Farm Animals

Live Performances

Giant Pumpkin Contest

Vintage Car ‘Shine & Show’

Barrel-Racing Competition

B.B.Q.

2010 –2011 Executive

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

Chairperson: Mary Barr 586-2611

Vice-Chair: Elsie Stephenson

Treasurer: Les Burford

Secretary: Gwen Doyle

Publicity: Gwen Doyle

Member: Brian King

Member: Sheila Prusila

Member: Lynn Quinn

Member: Reg White

See Anderson Farm Museum Page

www.Walden-CAN.com

‘Rock The Farm’

…Summer Series

Of 4 FREE Concerts at AFM

July 7th Jamie Byron

July 21st The Tremonics

August 4th Set Sail Atlantis

August 18th Finnot

Wednesday evenings at 7 – 8pm

Bring your own chair!

Call Gladys 561-2628

Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting

Saturday, December 11th 2010

6 - 8:00 pm

Tree-Lighting Ceremony

School Choirs & Community Caroling

Meet Santa Claus

See Vintage Toys on Display

FREE Hot Chocolate & Cookies

Watch Santa's Helpers in the Granary

FREE Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

Sliding & Outdoor Winter Fun

Come out & celebrate the season with your family, friends & neighbors!

Looking for Volunteers!

1. Board Members- AFMHS

2. Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting

3. Fall Fair Organizing Committee

4. Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts

5. Construction of AFM Walking Trail

6. Restoration of A.F.M. Fordson Tractor

7. Fund Raising Committee

Story Time at the Farm

July & August

Wednesday July 7th

To

Wednesday August 25

10:00 am

The Anderson Farm Museum

Heritage Society

Working in PARTNERSHIP with...

Mayor John Rodriguez & CGS Council

Ward 2 Councilor Jacques Barbeau

City of Greater Sudbury Staff

Greater Sudbury Museums

and

... all of our Community Partners.

 

 

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June 2 AFM Heritage Society Media Conference

 

Renovated Stable at The Anderson Farm Museum

…A Dream Come True for AFM Heritage Society!

The AFM Heritage Society volunteers were excited when we heard the news

in February that CGS Council had approved funding for major Renovations to

the Stable at the Anderson Farm Museum! It was a dream come true for AFM

Heritage Society volunteers, community groups and residents of Walden.

Renovations to the Stable to permit year-round activities, special events

and programs at the AFM has been a discussed since Walden was a Town.

Winterizing the Stable was one of the KEY Recommendations in the 2006

Final Report of the Walden-CAN Heritage Committee presented to CGS and

has been advocated by the AFM Heritage Society since forming in early 2007.

Significant improvements have been made at the AFM over the last 3

years thanks to the support of Councilor Jacques Barbeau, Mayor John

Rodriguez & Council and Ron Henderson, Director of Libraries & Citizen

Services. Ie Replacement of the cedar shingles on the Roof of the Barn and

the Farm House; minor repairs to Creighton Log Cabin; the replacement of

windows in the Farm House and the construction of Display Units for the Loft

of the Barn

Renovated Stable…a Dream Come True!

“…The 2010 renovations to the Stable will have a dramatic impact on the

development of year-round programs, family fun activities, special events,

workshops, fairs etc available for communities of Walden and residents of

CGS at the AF…The Stable could become a Hub for community activities.”

Mary Barr, Chair, AFM Heritage Society

“…Our educational program at Anderson Farm Museum in June is a natural

fit when Northern MAPLE (the Cow) can be included. There couldn’t be a

better location to teach children and adults alike about milk and the dairy

industry than at a real dairy farm! The fact that this once working dairy farm

is now a historical site allows the whole story to be told – then and now.

Northern MAPLE provides an interactive addition to the program and

encourages teachers to register their class for a visit

…With the winterization of the stable this program & others could be carried

on throughout the year and not just in the warmer months…Workshops

during the harvest season to teach canning & food preservation techniques…

Knitting, quilting & weaving groups, could meet over the winter to learn

these ‘old skills’ as new skills”

Pat Marcotte, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc

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“…Today we see our artist's dream become a reality thanks to the City of

Greater Sudbury and all who worked on this project.

…We want to thank all the past and present members of the Walden Art Club

who have, for over 40 years, actively promoted art and art appreciation

among the membership and the community. A special thanks to those

members who committed many hours of their own time working towards a

permanent venue at the AFM which could serve as both a workplace and

showplace - Margo Oliver our founding member, Ron Nadjiwon, Ellen

Gorecki, Marty Neva and Lynn Quinn to name just a few.

…With a completely renovated Stable, we will finally realize our dream of

having a year-round, Class A venue for hosting art workshops with teachers

from across North America, along with local and traveling art exhibits, on a

more regular basis, in a gallery setting.

We look forward to joining with the children and their families to celebrate

local special events and seasonal celebrations through Walden Art Club

sponsored arts and crafts activities and programs.

Kerry Mitchell, President-Walden Art Club

Ron Nadjiwon, Human Resources- Walden Art Club

 

AFM Heritage Society & Community PARTNERS & SPONSORS

…Together We Make a Difference at AFM!

Our Community PARTNERS are vital to the success of our 3 FREE

Community Events: the Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts, our Fall Fair

and our Christmas Tree-Lighting. We couldn’t host these events without the

continued support of: community groups, artists/craftsmen, performers,

agricultural/environmental/health organizations, service clubs, schools

(Principals, Teachers & Students), seniors & youth groups, Greater Sudbury

Volunteer Firefighters and GSPS etc -in Walden & CGS- who volunteer their

time, skills and talent to help us.

“…New Community PARTNERS are helping expand activities at our Fall Fair: Farm ON

Alliance, Market Square and NO Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc are

Coordinating our new Farmers’ Market Area…The Massey Agricultural Society is

providing small PENS for more small farm animals…The St. John’s Ambulance and

The Sudbury & District Kennel Club will have Therapy Dogs, a ‘Bite Free’ Presentation

and Dog Agility Demonstrations…and other new PARTNERS will make the 2010 Fall

Fair bigger & better than ever!”

Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair-2010 Fall Fair Committee

The Walden Seniors & Pensioners Inc Members and Woodworkers

…continue to be our KEY Community PARTNERS! The Walden Seniors &

Pensioners organize the BBQ for the Fall Fair- a KEY part of the fair- allowing

our Fall Fair Committee to coordinate other activities. Last year over 2,000

people attended the Fall Fair – that’s a lot of hot dogs & sausages to BBQ!

“…The Walden Seniors Woodworkers continue to volunteer their time, skills and talent

all year round at the AFM: making minor repairs to buildings on-site, replacing

windows in Farm House, restoring the Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon, repairing the

Paddock and building display units for the Loft of the Barn...We’ve lost track of the

hours they have donated to AFM… And on top of that they volunteer to help the AFM

Heritage Society at our FREE Community Events! “

Mary Barr, Chair, AFM Heritage Society

Our KEY PARTNER & SPONSOR is Councilor Barbeau who continues to

advocate for the protection & preservation of the AFM and the development &

expansion of programs & activities on-site; work closely with the AFM

Heritage Society and support our projects & FREE community events.

Local Business SPONSORS help us host our Fall Fair & Christmas Tree-

Lighting-which are growing & expanding- with audiences doubling. Our

volunteer board relies on donations In-Kind & services and cash donations

from local businesses and corporations to help us keep our community events

FREE for everyone! We appreciate their continued support!

This year we need new Business & Corporate SPONSORS!

To help Host our 2nd Annual Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts:

Performers: Jamie Byron, The Tremonics, Finnot & Set Sail Atlantis.

To repair the Paddock and purchase equipment for the Fall Fair

74 MacKenzie Street

Sudbury, Ontario P3C 4X8

Phone 705‐673‐1155

Fax 705‐673‐6145

FACT SHEET:

ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM (AFM) STABLE RENOVATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 25, 2010

The Anderson Farm Museum received approval for funding from the City of Greater Sudbury

City Council (approved in February 2010) for a major renovation project to winterize the

stable at the farm.

Winterizing the stable, which was originally built in 1985, will provide the public with a

facility that can be used year‐round instead of only in the summer.

The AFM stable will be available to the public for uses such as public meetings,

demonstrations, workshops, lectures and special events. The stable can fit seating for up to

80 people.

Renovations have already begun and will be completely early July 2010.

The AFM Heritage Society has provided help in supporting and planning for this project and

hope that this will encourage more people and attract more activities to the site.

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For more information:

Jessica Watts, Coordinator of Outreach Programs and Partnerships

Greater Sudbury Public Library, 673‐1155, extension 210

jessica.watts@greatersudbury.ca

74 MacKenzie Street

Sudbury, Ontario P3C 4X8

Phone 705‐673‐1155

Fax 705‐673‐6145

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

1 – 550 Regional Road 24

Lively, ON P3Y 1N2

News Release

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

…Celebrating a Dream Come True, 3 years of achievements

and New Community Partners & Sponsors for 2010!

On June 2, the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society (AFMHS) shared the

exciting news about the CGS renovating the Stable- a dream come true,

celebrated the contributions of our Community Partners & Sponsors and

officially launched our 2010 Fundraising Campaign at a Media Conference in

the Loft of the Barn at the Anderson Farm Museum (AFM). Mayor Rodriguez,

Councilor Barbeau, CGS Staff, our volunteers and some of our Community

Partners & Sponsors joined us for this celebration!

A winterized Stable is a dream come true, for the AFMHS and community

groups in Walden. Everyone was excited about the significant impact the

renovated Stable will have on year-round educational programs and arts,

cultural and family activities at the AFM! Kerry Mitchell & Ron Nadjiwan of the

Walden Art Club can’t wait to organize art workshops and exhibits and Pat

Marcotte of Northern Ontario Agri-Food looks forward to having Northern

Maple (the Cow) and other agri-educational workshops in the Stable- other

than in summer months. Our AFMHS’ volunteers are thrilled that the Stable

will be ready in time for the Fall Fair and available for year-round activities!

Over the past 3 years, our small Board of 8 volunteers has hosted annual

FREE Community Events at the AFM: ‘Rock the Farm’ - our Summer Series of

4 FREE Concerts, the FALL Fair in September and our Christmas Tree-

Lighting Celebration in December. Mary Barr, Chair-AFMHS explained that

“…None of this would be possible without the continued support of the CGS,

Greater Sudbury Museums, Councilor Jacques Barbeau, the Walden Seniors &

Pensioners and Woodworkers and our Community Partners & Sponsors…Our

goal is for everyone -in Walden & CGS- to enjoy all the farm and the

museum has to offer.”

The numbers of participants at our FREE Community Events are almost

doubling each year. In 2009 2,000+ people participated in our Fall Fair and

over 1,000 people attended our Christmas Tree-Lighting event. People of all

ages – in Walden & CGS – are joining us for special events at the Anderson

Farm Museum.

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Our 2010 Fall Fair will be bigger & better than ever thanks to the new ideas

developed by our Fall Fair Committee and new Community Partnerships – in

Walden and the CGS. Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Fall Fair Committee introduced

just 3 of our new Community Partnerships:

“…Eat Local Sudbury/Farm ON Alliance, Market Square and NO Agri-Food are

coordinating our new Farmers’ Market Area…The Massey Agricultural Society

are bringing & setting up 5 of their small Pens for our miniature goats,

sheep, calf etc and having a Display and The St. Johns’ Ambulance ‘Therapy

Dogs’ & The Sudbury & District Kennel Club which will offer a ‘Bite Free’

Presentation in the Barn, have displays and Dog Agility Demonstrations in the

Paddock…plus more new activities for the whole family!”

With expanded activities we have increased expenses and the AFMHS needs

new Sponsors in 2010 to help us host our Summer Series of 4 FREE

Concerts, our Fall Fair and to help rebuild the Paddock. During our 2010

Fundraising Campaign we are reaching out to industry, financial institutions,

businesses and the general public and asking them to consider being one of

our Community Sponsors. Our Goal is to raise $10,000.00

“…We are excited to announce that the CGS is providing $1,000-as one of

the Sponsors- for our Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts and the students of

LDSS are designing our series Poster- featuring our 2010 line-up: Jamie

Byron, The Tremonics, Set Sail Atlantis and Finnot…And soon we will have

confirmation of our new community Sponsors who will be helping us rebuild

the Paddock. “ Mary Barr, Chair, AFMHS

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

And Community Partners and Sponsors

…Together We Make a difference at the AFM!

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Media Contact:

Gwen Doyle, Publicity, AFM Heritage Society

705-692-3021

gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca

http://www.walden-can.com/anderson_farm_museum.htm

 

 

Earth Day Video from Jake - made of one old feather and recycled fabric

 
You can hear Jake by following the links below.  See Jake's Tour Page.
 
 
Note: Jake will be performing at the Anderson Farm Museum on June 18th.

Jim Fortin, Curator, Greater Sudbury Museums

 
GREAT NEWS FROM JAKE! "Music By Jake" info@musicbyjake.com

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH JAKE'S BRAND NEW 'MY GARDEN' VIDEO!
If I plant an address, will I grow a house?
If I plant a chair, will I grow a couch?_

A magical garden comes to life in Jake's brand new video "My Garden", as
the would-be gardener of Jake's poignant one-minute song tries to figure out
just how to make his garden grow.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDjGu1Vah_Q

Along with beautiful backdrops painted by Jake's daughter Kathleen, the
pictures in "My Garden" are made of hundreds of individual fabric scraps
donated by Jake & Val's local [4]Freecycle group, and augmented with a
feather, a book, and a few photos.

http://www.freecycle.org

Download Jake's song "My Garden"- http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jakesongs3
Download or purchase the album "Ziggy Zaggy Road" (or Jake's other CDs!) - http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Jake2

COME SEE JAKE THIS SUMMER!
Jake's bringing his musical magic to families all over Canada this summer.
Find out when he'll be playing close to you.

http://www.musicbyjake.com/tour.html

MUSIC BY JAKE|1514 Glencairn Ave|Peterborough, ON|K9J 6S3
Phone: 416-992-7364|Fax: 705-749-6987|[8]info@musicbyjake.com
 mailto:info@musicbyjake.com

 

 

 

Thereapy Llamas from KANERIKA FARM

...Part of September 11th, 2010 Annual Fall Fair

at The Anderson Farm Museum

John & Erika Mayhew

1031 MacLean Road

Markstay, Ontario

P0M 2G0

Phone: (705) 853-4962

E-Mail: kanerika@true802.ca

 

2010 FALL FAIR Committee Needs Volunteers

…To help us host our FREE Community Event!

 

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society needs Volunteers to help work with the FALL FAIR COMMITTEE on Sept. 11th from 10am – 4pm, at the Anderson Farm Museum.  

 

Here are some of the ways Volunteers can help out

 …For a 2 Hour Shift- at the Annual FALL FAIR

 

                                                                            

Job Descriptions                             Number of Volunteers Per shift

            

Set-Up and Take-Down Fall Fair                         14 adults    * Start 8:30am                                            

To assist with Tents, the Stage,                              and/or older students

…moving picnic tables, 6’ tables ,chairs,

portable signs etc

 

Entrance to AFM- NO Public PARKING on Site          2 adults * starting at 9am                                                 

     Welcome + hand-out MAPs/Programs                 2 older students

     …Sun Shelter with Table/chairs

     Moving Barricades- as required                  

Direct Public to Parking on streets

Direct Media to Stable                                         

Check for Parking Passes

 

Vintage Cars Shine & Show Area                          1 adult * starting at 9am

     Marking parking, setting up pylons                       2 older students

 

Copper Cliff Milk Wagon                               2 students                                                   

     Hand out FREE Milk for Kids

 

FREE Cotton Candy for Kids                                  2 students                                                 

Help make & hand out FREE Cotton Candy

 

Snowy Acres Miniature Horses                             2 students                                                 

Crowd control

 

Giant Pumpkin Contest Weigh-in                          2 adult + student                                                     

 

Refreshment Tents                                               * 11 am until Sold Out                                             

BBQ & Beverages                                                          4 students

Work with Walden Seniors & Pensioners 

 

Loft of the Barn                                                     1 adult                                                 

Exhibits * Story Telling for Kids                             2 students

 

If you can help us for a 2-hour Shift, or the whole day

…Please call Co- Chairs-FALL FAIR: Mary Barr 586-2611 Gwen Doyle 692-3021              

 

2010 Fall Fair…in the Works!
Anderson Farm Museum
Sept. 11th 10am-4pm



…Hosted by Anderson Farm Museum
& Heritage Society and CGS

Activities planned for everyone!
FREE Admission!
Museum Tours
Live Entertainment on Outdoor Stage
Arts/Crafts/Vendors
New …A Farmers’ Market
Displays & Demonstrations
Farm Animals
Children’s Activities
Horse Demonstrations in Paddock
Vintage Cars- Shine & Show
Wagon Rides
Giant Pumpkin Contest
BBQ at 11am…until sold out
Plus other new ideas…in the works!

Wanted !
Arts & Crafts- Displays/Vendors
Vendors
Community Groups, Churches, Schools
Youth Groups
Farmers- livestock & produce
Local Gardeners- young & old
Vintage Car Owners
Strong volunteers- Set-Up/Take-Down
Volunteers of all ages

…If you’re interested in participating
Contact
Fall Fair Committee Co-Chairs
Mary 586-2611
Gwen 692-3021
gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca 

Our next Fall Fair Meeting is March 24th





 

Magical Christmas Celebration at Anderson Farm Museum

…Thanks to all our Sponsors & Community PARTNERS and 1,000 Participants!

Dec. 12th was a magical winter night - perfect for a community celebration of the Christmas Spirit! Almost 1,000 people packed the site for our 3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting at the Anderson Farm Museum. 

   “… Thanks to the enthusiastic support of Ward 2 Councilor- Jacques Barbeau, the CGS, the Greater Sudbury Museums, all our Business Sponsors and Community PARTNERS and the 1,000 people who joined us… it was another magical Christmas Celebration at the Anderson Farm Museum!” 

                              Mary Barr, Chair -Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society (AFMHS)

Santa Claus was the first Special Guest to arrive - followed closely by Mayor John Rodriguez and Walden Firemen, Paul Roy and Jack Parry- with their Fire Truck and surprise Guests: Ward 8 Councilor- Ted Callaghan and MPP France Gelinas.  The site soon filled-up with families, school choirs, student volunteers and people of all ages!

By 6:30pm everyone had gathered in front of the Christmas Tree and the decorated Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon- for the Official Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony.  After Christmas Greetings from Mayor Rodriguez, Councilor Barbeau and AFMHS Chair- Mary Barr, Santa and 4 year old Paige Kultalahti lit-up the huge Christmas Tree.

MC Forbes Stoodley kept things moving smoothly. 3 School Choirs each performed 3 songs:  Ecole St. Paul- Vive Le Vent, Sainte Nuit and Au royaume du bonhomme d'hiver; St. James School- The Friendly Beasts and Silent Night and LDSS Hawks- Carolers- Jingle Bells, Rudolph and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Then LDSS Principal Judy Noble led some community caroling- followed by a nostalgic Christmas story sung by LDSS Hawk- Jessica Lopatka –with her guitar.

Inside the Stable LDSS Hawks and AFMHS volunteers were kept busy serving free hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and candy canes, while people checked out the Vintage Toys and kids visited with Santa. The toy displays were a big hit – with some over 60 years old – including a 10’ long wooden toboggan & an old 1942 Teddy Bear. People commented on ET, Star Wars, Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, Mama doll, wagons, vintage train cars and the Tonka Toy construction equipment- including the Mighty Grader, Mighty Tonka Shovel and Mighty Tonka Scraper.

“…Thanks to everyone who brought donations of non-perishable food for the Walden Food Bank. (The extra boxes of Voortman Christmas cookies were also donated)…And Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Silver Collection. The $257.30 raised will help the AFMHS host future FREE community events at the Anderson Farm Museum…                                                                                          Sheila Prusila, Treasurer-AFMHS

And in the Granary 6 of Santa’s Helpers had antique toys and Christmas crafts on display and goodies to hand out too. Kids were playing games with an antique electric train set and an old wooden hockey game. Parents were more interested in the machinery.

The weather was perfect- a winter wonderland! Kids and many adults too were sliding and playing in the snow on the hill by the Barn. Kids got to sit up in the Fire Truck and have their pictures taken with Walden Volunteer Fireman/Walden Seniors Woodworker- Jack Parry. Families lined up for FREE horse-drawn wagon rides through the Farm, down to the T.M. Davies Arena and back. Friends and families stood around talking and laughing. And Santa took the time to visit everyone!

Photos by Lively Photographer Garth Wunsch will be posted on AFM page of www.Walden-CAN.com Images can be also viewed and/or downloaded at www.garthwunsch.com

 The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society would like to thank everyone who helped make the 3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting such a successful community celebration:

1.      Special Guests: Mayor John Rodriguez, Walden Firemen-Station 6- Paul Roy and Jack Parry, Santa Claus and 4 year old- Paige Kultalahti

2.      KEY Sponsors: Councilor Jacques Barbeau, The Greater City of Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Museums, CGS Staff, Greater Sudbury Fire Department and Walden Seniors and Pensioner’s Woodworkers

  1. Business Sponsors: Sudbury Hydro, Equipment North Inc., Tim Horton’s Lively, Battistelli’s YIG, Jim’s Portable Toilets & Septic Services, Lively Pharmacy & Gift Shop, Walden Home Hardware & Voortman Cookies and Walden Family Drug Store.
  1. Community PARTNERS: M.C. Forbes Stoodley, LDSS Principal-Judy Noble, Lively Photographer- Garth Wunsch, St. John’s Ambulance, and Walden-CAN

 

  1. School Choirs: Ecole St. Paul, St. James School and LDSS Carolers

 

  1. Student Volunteers: 16 LDSS Hawks who helped in the Stable and outside and 1 Grade 6 student from Walden Public School
  1. Publicity: Ecole St. Paul, St. James School, LDSS, R.H. Murray PS, Walden Public School, Walden-CAN, www.Walden-CAN.com , www.URSUdbury.com  and all of our Media Community Partners
  1. AFMHS volunteers and their families

And special thanks to everyone who joined us for this Christmas community celebration at the Anderson Farm Museum!

 

Gwen Doyle, Publicity-AFMHS 692-3021

 

 

 

 

Anderson Farm Tree

Lighting  Photos thanks to Photographer

Garth Wunsch,

 www.pbase.com/garth_wunsch

 

 


News Release

Join us at the Anderson Farm Museum Dec.12th
…For Our 3rd Annual Christmas Tree-lighting Celebration!

The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society (AFMHS) and Ward 2 Councilor- Jacques Barbeau invite everyone to join us at the Anderson Farm Museum, on Saturday, December 12th - for our 3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting. It's a real old-fashioned community event- with outdoor and indoor activities for people of all ages! Last year the site was packed with 600 people!

“…I would like to invite all residents of CGS to share with us the spirit of Christmas at the AFM Tree-Lighting Celebration. A night of celebrating and welcoming the magical season with our friends and families in true community spirit.” Jacques Barbeau


There will be FREE Family Fun from 6-8pm.In the Stable: Have a FREE Hot Chocolate and cookies, visit Santa Claus and see our display of Vintage Toys. Visit Santa’s helpers in the Granary. And outside: winter fun for kids, FREE rides on Horse-Drawn Wagon, community caroling or walking through the snow with Santa!

At 6:45pm we’ll all gather–in front of the Farm House- for the Official Christmas-Tree-Lighting Ceremony…assisted by Mary Barr, Chair-AFM, Mayor John Rodriguez, Councilor Jacques Barbeau and Santa Claus. Students from Ecole St. Paul & St. James School and LDSS will perform beside the decorated Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon. And MC Forbes Stoodley will keep everyone in the Christmas Spirit and lead the community caroling.

“ …Thanks to the CGS, all our Business Sponsors & Community PARTNERS the 3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting is sure to be another magical, Christmas celebration! Admission is FREE…Donations of non-perishable food will be collected for the Walden Food Bank. …Although there is NO Parking on Site you can park along Main St or 1st & 2nd Ave. or in the Walden Arena Parking Lot…Watch out for the horse-drawn wagon. We hope you’ll join us at the AFM.” Mary Barr, Chair-AFMHS

 

3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting
Anderson Farm Museum
December 12th

FREE Family Fun – 6-8pm

In the Stable: FREE Hot Chocolate, visit Santa, Display of Vintage Toys
In the Granary: See Santa’s Helpers work on Christmas Crafts
Outside: Sliding, rides on Horse-drawn Wagon, winter fun for kids!


Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas
…Around the Christmas Tree & decorated Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon

6:45pm Welcome & Season’s Greetings

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society Mary Barr, Chair
Ward 2, Walden Councilor Barbeau
City of Greater Sudbury Mayor Rodriquez
North Pole Santa Claus


7pm Official Christmas Tree-Lighting Santa Claus …assisted by
Paige Kultalahti (4yrs old)

…Count -Down led by Mayor Rodriguez & Councilor Barbeau


After 7pm School Choirs MC Forbes Stoodley

…Singing Christmas Carols & Songs

Ecole St Paul Madame Julie Erskine

St. James School Tammy Lanci

LDSS Carolers Student Volunteers

And Community Caroling

Donations of non-perishable foods will be collected for the Walden Food Bank

Contacts: Gwen Doyle, Publicity-AFMHS 692-3021 Mary Barr, Chair-AFMHS 586-2611




Program for Dec. 12 Christmas Tree-Lighting, 6–8pm
List of Sponsors & Community PARTNERS

 

3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting
Hosted by

The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society
And
Councilor Jacques Barbeau


“…Thanks to everyone who helped ensure the success of another magical, Christmas community celebration… at the Anderson Farm Museum!”

Special Guests

Mayor John Rodriguez
Santa Claus


Our Sponsors

The City of Greater Sudbury & Greater Sudbury Museums
Sudbury Hydro
Equipment North
Tim Horton’s- Lively
Battistelli’s - Your Independent Grocer
Lively Pharmacy & Gift Shop
Walden Family Drug Store
Walden Home Hardware & Voortman Cookies
St. John’s Ambulance
Jim’s Portable Toilets


Community PARTNERS

M.C. Forbes Stoodley- Walden-CAN
Ecole St. Paul - Choir
St. James School - Choir
Lively District Secondary School - Carolers/Volunteers
Walden Youth For Youth - Volunteers
RH Murray PS
Walden Public School
Walden-CAN
Garth Wunsch- Photographer
Walden Seniors & Pensioners - Woodworkers
Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society – Volunteers & Family

All our Media PARTNERS

And every child & adult who joined us for this Christmas celebration!

 

News Release


All We Want for Christmas

…Is an Authentic, Old, Finn Sauna!



All the Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society wants for Christmas …is an authentic, old, Finn Sauna!



Several years ago, the original Finn Sauna - at the Anderson Farm Museum- was burned down by vandals. Since then Curator, Jim Fortin and our AFMHS Board have been searching for a replacement unsuccessfully.



If anyone has an authentic, old Finn Sauna which which could be re-located to the Anderson Farm Museum, please contact either Curator Jim Fortin at 692-4448 or Mary Barr, Chair-AFMHS at 586-2611



It would be wonderful to have an authentic, old Finn Sauna on Site again at the Anderson Farm Museum – in time for student tours in 2010!


 

The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society
3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting
December 12th 6 –8pm





Last year, our real old-fashioned community event at the Anderson Farm Museum was a huge success! The site was packed- with over 600 people!

Everyone gathered in front of the Christmas Tree and the Firemen’s Christmas Float at 6pm. After the official Christmas Tree Lighting – with Mayor Rodriguez, Councilor Barbeau and Chair AFM&HS Les Burford, 3 School Choirs each performed 3 songs: Ecole St. Paul – Mon beau sapin, Il est ne le devin enfant and Saint Nuit; George Vanier PS- Jingle Bells, Santa is Coming to Town and Rudolph and Jessie Hamilton PS – Felix Navidad, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Do They Know it’s Christmas. Next on the program were the CGS Firemen’s Choir and community caroling. Everyone joined in – kids and adults climbed up on the Float to sing with the Firemen’s Choir.

Inside the Stable volunteers were kept busy serving free hot chocolate, cookies and candies, while people checked out the Vintage Toys and kids visited with Santa. Thanks to everyone who brought donations of food for the Walden Food Bank. (Boxes of extra cookies will also be donated) And in the Granary Santa’s Helpers had toys and Christmas crafts on display and goodies to hand out too.

The snow fell gently all evening- a winter wonderland! Kids were sliding and playing in the snow banks. Families lined up for rides with the Wagon Wheel Ranch team. Friends and families stood around talking & laughing. And Santa took the time to visit everyone!

On behalf of the AFMHS, I would like to invite you to join us on Dec. 12th , from 6–8pm and help make this year’s Christmas Tree-Lighting another magical, winter community celebration!

For more information, please call Gwen Doyle, Publicity-AFMHS at 692-3021
 

Slideshow-Restoration of CopperCliff Dairy Wagon, BBQ for Volunteers & Seniors Woodworkers Building Display Cabinets

 

 

Anderson Farm Fall Fair

Fall Fair Photos thanks to Photographer

Garth Wunsch,

 www.pbase.com/garth_wunsch

 

Curator’s Report to Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society

Sept. 28, 2009



Mission Statement of the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums

It is the Mission of The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums to collect, preserve and presents the diverse culture of the Sudbury Basin

Anderson Farm Events/Activities:



1) Much of the month has been spent setting up for and taking down and cleaning after events. Fall Fair, Creighton Reunion, LUL student teachers, Water Festival.

2) In preparation for the opening of the Time Capsule, scans were done of all material and protective sleeves provided to be able to show the material without damage.

3) The first meeting for Sudbury Mining Week 2010 has been held and an opportunity to have a mining equipment show on site is a possibility. The committee could participate with a BBQ and have an information brochure about projects.

4) At the Creighton Reunion event we sold about $ 200.00 worth of books etc. Three buildings were open. Attendees were able to watch a volunteer weave, a tape of the 1989 original Reunion, a slideshow of Creighton photos, and tour the Creighton Log cabin. There is an interest in holding it at the museum again.

5) From the reunion we have had an interest in a family reunion to be held on site next June and received a number of photographs and artifacts from Creighton.

6) Twelve students from LUL School for Continuing Education toured the museum.

7) The Water Festival was a great success. In all 1200 students took part.

8) Jim will be meeting with the Fire Chief and Fire safety officer and the councilor on wed. Sept. 30 @ 9:00 AM to discuss uses for the loft of the main barn.

9) Sept. 30th will also be the last day for the Talking Tipi Program.

10) Grant Reports are being completed for students who worked for the museum this season.



Up Coming items:

a) Doors Open Sat. Oct. 3rd. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – log cabin will be open with Mrs. Prusila and Elsie in attendance.

b) Our ministry consultant will be touring the museums Friday Oct. 2nd.

c) Jim will be off Oct. 8 – 19th.

d) It is anticipated that the renovated Azilda Library / Museum site will be opening in November.



Attendance

Sept.
Schools

Day care
Casuals
Events/etc.
Attendees
Total Fall Fair 2,000

Creighton Reunion 400


Water Festival 1,200
Casuals 188
Special programs – LUL Student teachers
12

Month Total: 3800 To Date total: 5913





 

150 Participants + Farm Animals + FREE Family Fun + Sunny Day
= Thousands of Visitors to FALL FAIR at Anderson Farm Museum!

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society/FALL FAIR Committee would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped make our Annual FALL FAIR at the Anderson Farm Museum such an overwhelming success! We estimate 2,000 people (from 5 weeks old to 80+) came out to enjoy our FREE Community Event on that perfect, sunny day!

150 Participants helped us Host FALL FAIR-2009: This year was truly a CGS FALL FAIR at the Anderson Farm Museum! Our arts/crafts/refreshment vendors, community groups (activities/displays/demonstrations), owners of farm animals, entertainers, owners of antique vehicles, student volunteers and Fall Fair Committee Volunteers came from communities throughout CGS: Coniston, Garson, Sudbury, Lively, Naughton, Penage Rd., Long Lake, Val Therese, Wahnapitae, Warren and Whitefish.

Sincere Appreciation to:

Our Entertainers on STAGE: Jamie Byron, Tremonics, Northern Gypsie and Finnot –who added to the country fair atmosphere of the day and had us tapping our toes and singing along ! Our MC Forbes Stoodley (Walden-CAN)- who kept things moving smoothly all day. And Steve of Alison Sound –who ensured perfect sound for all performers!

Dale Pepin with ‘Story Socks’…who entertained the kids from 11-Noon and the Taoist Tai Chi Society… for their demonstration on the grass

Our 28 Arts/Craft/Refreshment Vendors and Community Groups - with Activities/Displays/Demonstrations- who provided something for
everyone - in the Stable and throughout the Site.

Potter-Kathy Mariotti, Betty’s Pallette, Bracelets & Things, Cathy’s Jewels, Croc Charms, Photography- Bob Blaney, Terra Cotta Textiles, Grandma’s Lemonade, Sweet Thangs, Ecole St. Paul, Blue Saints Drum & Bugle Corps, Walden Day Care Centre, Waters Women’s Institute, Lively Heritage Guild, Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group, Walden-CAN, Sudbury District Archives Interest Group, Walden Lions Club, Eat Local Sudbury, Link By Link-Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Knitted Creations, Nature as Art Photography-John Kurczak, Northern Ontario Kettle Corn Co , Automotive and Nostalgic Art, Paula Naomi Designs and the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

Our Owners of Farm Animals– from Val Therese, Wahnapitae, Warren and Whitefish- Snowy Acres Miniature Horses, Kanerika Farms, Noront Agrifood, Fauve Beaulieu and Wagon Wheel Ranch- who brought their: pygmy goats & rabbit, miniature horses, Llama, Trigger (Quarter Horse) and Clydesdales – for petting, FREE cart/wagon rides and demonstrations in the Paddock. This is what a FALL FAIR is all about!

John Gibson and the Owners of Antique Vehicles – who shined-up their vehicles for our Display

Sudbury Weavers & Spinners Guild- who demonstrated in the Farm House- spinner-Margot Poitras, finger weaver - Pauline Newlands, and Airlie Suutari demonstrating on the Root Loom

Our 24 Walden Seniors and Pensioners in BBQ/Refreshment Area- who picked-up the propane BBQ, food, refreshments, condiments, utensils and ice etc; cooked/served food; sold Tickets and cleaned up etc This was a huge undertaking because of the larger crowds this year and the heat!
Doug Pappin, John Robson. Jean Savarie, Stan Savarie, Alice Zadorozniak, Gail Tilson, Ray Tilson, Wendy Urbanski, Tony Urbanski, Jean Bruser, Ralph Shore, Norma Shore, Tom Jones, Hans Gramann, Marge Marcolini, Sharon Marois, Della Schrader, Bob McNabb, Grace Baker, Irene McCauley, Elsie Greuel, Jack Parry, Emma Byrne and Brad Bradley

Our Walden Seniors & Pensioners Woodworkers- who helped prepare the Site: Les Burford and Reggie White repaired the Paddock; members set-up/took down tables etc in STABLE; moved picnic tables; set-up/took down Tents; set-up STAGE; helped with extra wiring-as required; set-up the Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon-with FREE Chocolate Milk for Kids and helped out wherever necessary on Site And Coordinated Open House in the Granary: display, demonstration and Sale of woodworking
Connie Moxam, Graig Allen, Dave Furino, Manfred Baeder, Ralph Shore and Naughton Woodworker-John Peroff

Our 17 Student Volunteers- from CGS and Lively- who assisted with activities (making popcorn and cotton candy, handing out FREE Milk to kids); helped with farm animals; manned AFMHS Information Booth in the Stable; helped during Committee/Vendors Lunch Breaks; handed out Schedules/Site MAPS at Main Entrance + Traffic Control (No Parking on Site) and helped out where and when needed during the Fair.

St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School: Jessica, Connor, Jacob, Billy, Kaitlyn and Caitlyn, George Vanier Public School: Randy Barbeau, Lively District Secondary School: Amanda, Stephanie and Baily, Lo Ellen Park Secondary School, Alex and Sarah, Marymount Academy: Colleen, Shelby, Lyndsey and Meghan and Christian Academy: Kendra .

Paramedic Students and Denise Duckett- from CTS Canadian Career College- who stepped in at the last moment to provide any emergency assistance on Site

Curator, Jim Fortin- who coordinated the Official Opening of Walden 25 Year TIME CAPSULE: Thanks to Mayor Rodriguez and Council Barbeau for assisting at the 11am Ceremony. And to Jean Bruser and Sharon Gibson for helping in the Loft of the BARN

And Garth Wunsch – who took Photographs of the activities: Photos will be posted on Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com 

Jim’s Portable Toilets- a long-term sponsor of activities at Anderson farm- especially important with thousands of people on Site

And Special Thanks to: Councilor Jacques Barbeau, CGS, and Greater Sudbury Museums and Curator, Jim Fortin…for their ongoing support of the Annual FALL FAIR, the Anderson Farm Museum and the Heritage Society.


FALL FAIR Committee-2009: Mary Barr-Chair, Ken Bennison, Fauve Beaulieu, Betty Budgell, Les Burford, Gwen Doyle, Sheila Prusila, Ralph Shore, Elsie Stephenson, Forbes Stoodley and Reggie White and Curator-Jim Fortin


Gwen Doyle, Publicity-FALL FAIR/AFMHD 692-3021

 

Annual Fall Fair- Sept. 12th 2009
Anderson Farm Museum

10am – 4pm
FREE Admission
To this Community Event


Entertainment on Main Stage!

* Dale Pepin and ‘Story Socks’ 11:00am – 12:00

* Jamie Byron 12:00 – 12:45pm

* Tremonics 1:00 – 1:45pm

* Northern Gypsie 2:00 – 2:45pm

* Finnot 3:00 – 3:45pm
Demonstrations on Site!

* Taost Tai Chi Society 11:00– 11:45am

* Farrier shoeing horses The Paddock Area

* Quarter Horses in action The Paddock

* Woodworkers The Granary

* Weaving & Spinning The Farm House

Outdoor Activities on Site!

Antique Vehicle Display Walden Lions Fish Pond
Museum Tours Farm Animals
Giant Pumpkin Contest Snowy Acre Miniature Horses Wagon Rides- Wagon Wheel Ranch Kanerika Farm- Llama

BBQ from 11am until sold out!


27 Arts/Crafts Vendors and Displays - 10am –4pm

21 Booths to visit in the Stable and 4 under Tents and more


Official Opening of 25 Year ‘Walden’ TIME CAPSULE- 11am

Jim Fortin-Curator, Mayor Rodriguez, Special Guests-in the Loft of the Barn


 


Town of Walden Time Capsule Opening
Background
In 1984 the Province of Ontario was celebrating its Bi-centennial. Across the province towns and cities were encouraged to celebrate our community and our Province. The Town of Walden did it in a big way.
A Bi-centennial committee was struck and drew up a list of activities which would take place throughout the year.
Members of the Bi-Centennial Committee were drawn from many groups across the community included:
Bob Boudignon: Anderson Farm Heritage Project Advisory Committee.
Karen Makela, Walden Parks Dept.
June Kent: Waters Women's Institute.
Stan Savarie: Walden Winter Carnival – lead on the Time Capsule project.
Paul Vanzutphen: Summer Festival Committee
Gene Roy: Lively Legion
Jim Fortin: Anderson farm site supervisor
Ron Capstick: Winter Carnival committee / Summer Festival Committee
Bill Horrick; Walden Senior Citizens
Jim Haddow: Summer Fesdtival Committee

Among the activities undertaken by the committee was the establishment of a Town of Walden Time capsule.
Businesses, Groups and Organizations from across the community were invited to place items into a time capsule which would be sealed in Sunday June 23rd, during the official opening of the Anderson farm Museum. The capsule has resided at the Anderson Farm Museum since that time.
The capsule was to be opened by the sitting Mayor in December of 2009, and added to and re-sealed for another 25 years, for re-opening in 2035.
The contents of the Capsule will be available for viewing during the Anderson Farm Museum and Historical Society’s Fall Fair on Sept. 12, 2009.
By E-mail: jim.fortin@city.greatersudbury.on.ca
Contact; Jim Fortin, curator CGS Museums: 692-4448 or
After the Fair, a committee of interested citizens will be invited to add to the time capsule and have it sealed until 2035. Details of the committee will be forthcoming.
Fall Fair – Sept.12th at Anderson Farm Museum!

Fall Fair – Sept.12th at Anderson Farm Museum!


Plan to bring the whole family to the Annual Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively, on Sept. 12 from 10am – 4pm. There’s something for everyone!


Outdoor Activities on Site include: Museum Tours, Antique Vehicle Displays, Wagon Rides by Wagon Wheel Ranch, Snowy Acre Miniature Horses, Farm Animals, Giant Pumpkin Contest, Farrier Demonstration (shoeing horses) and Quarter Horse Demonstrations in the Paddock Area, the Walden Lions Fish Pond for kids and more.


Live Entertainment for all Ages: Dale Pepin & Story Socks, the Tremonics, Northern Gypsie, Finnot, Jamie Byron and a demonstration by the Taoist Tai Chi Society.


26 Arts/Crafts Vendors and Displays/Demonstrations in the Stable, Farm House and under Tents include: Potter-Kathy Mariotti, Betty’s Pallette, Bracelets & Things, Cathy’s Jewels, Croc Charms, Photography- Bob Blaney, Terra Cotta Textiles, Grandma’s Lemonade, Sweet Thangs, Ecole St. Paul, Blue Saints Drum & Bugle Corps, Walden Day Care Centre, Weaving- Airlie Suutari (Sudbury Weavers & Spinners), Waters Women’s Institute, Lively Heritage Guild, Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group, Walden-CAN, Sudbury District Archives Interest Group, Walden Lions Club, Eat Local Sudbury, Link By Link-Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Knitted Creations, Nature as Art Photography-John Kurczak, Nana’s Kettle Corn and the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society.

Official Opening of the Walden TIME CAPSULE at 11am: Curator, Jim Fortin will supervise the Official Opening of the Walden TIME CAPSULE, assisted by Mayor John Rodriguez and special guests from Walden- who had contributed items for the TIME CAPSULE 25 years ago. All the items will be on display in the Loft of the Barn.

BBQ from 11am…until sold out: Hamburgers, Sausages, Hot Dogs, Beverages prepared and served by the Walden Seniors and Pensioners.

FREE Milk compliments of Copper Cliff Dairy and Popcorn and Cotton Candy for the Kids!


“ … We’re having a bigger and better Fall Fair this year, with more displays, vendors and activities on Site. So bring your family and friends and enjoy the day!”



Mary Barr, Chair- Fall Fair Committee, 586-2611

 

 

 

NORTHERN GYPSY MAKING MUSIC(pdf)

ANNUAL FALL FAIR(pdf)

Tubaboy Free Concert(PDF)

June 16, 2009


News Release



‘Rock the Farm’- July 1st With Superstack!

‘Rock the Farm’- July 1st with Superstack’ at the Anderson Farm Museum from 7–8pm. The Concert is FREE! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own chairs.

“…We’re very excited that Superstack is going to help us celebrate Canada Day in Lively and Kick-Off our Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts at the Anderson Farm Museum. Lead singer and guitarist Scott Donnelly, drummer Brian Lahaie, and bassist Greg Mihajic are taking a break from their Touring across Canada. Catch their video on www.superstackmusic.com  “ Gladys McElrea

The Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts at the Anderson Farm Museum is hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society, the City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Museums and coordinated by Gladys McElrea-Northern Gypsie.

For more details please contact Gladys at 561-2638

 

Copper Cliff Dairy Milk Wagon Restoration Complete!



The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society would like to thank all of the Businesses and Volunteers who have donated- either their money, materials and/or labour to restore the Copper Cliff Dairy Milk Wagon. We are very proud of the work that has been done and would like to acknowledge everyone's participation: the City of Greater Sudbury, Councilor Barbeau, Talevi Welding, Morin Sandblasting, Blue Mood Graphics and Copper Cliff Dairy
And special thanks to the Walden Seniors & Pensioners who spent countless hours completing the restoration of the Copper Cliff Dairy Milk Wagon: Glen Philips, Jack Parry, Brian King, Dave Furino, Greg Allen, Ralph Shore, Aubrey Cullihil, Connie Moxam and Pat Desjardins.


You can view the restored Copper Cliff Dairy Milk Wagon on display at the Anderson Farm Museum. The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society


 

Curator’s Report to Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society May 25, 2009

 

Mission Statement of the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums

It is the Mission of The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums to collect, preserve and presents the diverse culture of the Sudbury Basin

Anderson Farm Events/Activities:

 

1)      Sudbury District Beaveree: May 9th 8 – 3:30. Went very well despite cold weather.

2)      Lively High grade 10 class: Home Life in the 1920’s -30’s. May 12th. Went well

3)      Lively High Reunion: May 16th. Poor weather kept people close to the school and the arena. We had about 24 visitors. Made contact with two women who have family connections with O’Donnell. They promised to send photos of the town site.

 

4)      The Water Township Lions Club Volunteer Recruitment Fair: May 23rd. The organizers were pleased. But there could have been more support from the public. Jim made a contact for a new to us sauna.

 

5)      A soap stone carving workshop went well. There were five participants and the instructor. Many visitors took advantage of the opportunity to see how soap stone carving is done.

 

 

6)      Maple the Cow will be visiting the museum from Monday June 8th to Friday June 19th: 350 – 400 students booked in. Copper Cliff Dairy will be donating milk for each of the students.

 

7)      Grant applications: Partial subsidy grants for 5 students have been approved. Approved 3 positions from Young Canada Works in Heritage, 2 positions approved from Canada Summer Jobs.

8)      Energy assessment will be redone in the granary workshop. We added some fixtures so we can take advantage of the full amount of the grant.

9)      Laurentian Women’s Alumni touring May 14th. This went very well. One of the women is the daughter of W. S. Gemell. Welland Stewart Gemmell, MPP (Sudbury) From the Walden area, his family ran a store near the Reserve. Minister of Lands and Forests - June 03, 1952 - June 18, 1954, Minister of Mines May 04, 1949 - June 03, 1952. She will be contacting the archivist and donating her father’s papers to the archives.

 

Up Coming items:

         i.            St. Peter’s United Church picnic: May 31st. 60 people – service in the stable – picnic and games.

       ii.            Talking Tipi program will return. Foster Parent training session June 10th. Program start in July.

      iii.            The museum’s portable electrical panel has been reconditioned by Tait electric and is now available for events.

     iv.            German language school picnic June 7th.

       v.            Work has begun on the new exhibit nooks. The themes will include laundry, hand tools, butter churns,

     vi.            Jim will be meeting with the principals at George Vanier and Jessie Hamilton to see what material can be saved from the schools for the museum or the archives.

    vii.            Walden youth for youth fundraising BBQ will be held at the Farm June 19th 4-7. The group will start weaving mats and shoulder bags on the small loom in the farm house a percentage of the revenues from items woven will come back to the Farm.

 

Curator’s Report to Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society April 27, 2009

Mission Statement of the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums
It is the Mission of The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums to collect, preserve and presents the diverse culture of the Sudbury Basin


Anderson Farm Events/Activities:

1) Sudbury District Beaveree: May 9th 8 – 3:30. No update. I have a crest.
2) Lively High grade 10 class: Home Life in the 1920’s -30’s. May 12th.
3) Lively High Reunion: May 16th. No update.
4) The Water Township Lions Club Volunteer Recruitment Fair: May 23rd. 21 groups are scheduled to be involved. Proposed activities may include: Inflatable slide, coloring books, fish pond, Cotton candy, penny table face painting, minnow races, bean bag toss, and balloons.
5) A soap stone carving workshop has been scheduled for May 22nd – 24th in the loft of the barn. Sudbury Crafts and Arts Foundation (SCARF).
6) Maple the Cow will be visiting the museum from Monday June 8th to Friday June 19th: 350 – 400 students booked in. Copper Cliff Dairy will be donating milk for each of the students.

7) Grant applications: no update. Students begin May 5th.
8) Centennial of Flight in Canada: Radio control group needs an authorized field.
9) Energy assessment was conducted in the granary workshop. We will be able to change all fluorescents on the main floor and relocate/add additional fixtures.
10) Modifications to the doors in the loft of the barn are complete.

New items:
i. St. Peter’s United Church picnic: May 31st. 60 people – service in the stable – picnic and games.
ii. Talking Tipi program will return. Foster Parent training session June 10th. Program start in July.
iii. Laurentian Women’s Alumni touring May 14th.
iv. German language school picnic June 7th.

Anderson Farm Outstanding Items
a. Jim has a letter from Walden Mayor Charles White, dated June 23rd 1985 addressed to the Mayor Dec. 15th 2009. The letter provides instructions to open the time capsule in the stable. Discussion and ideas?


b. Oct. 3rd only - Doors Open Sudbury 2009. I will be looking for volunteers to man the Creighton log cabin. The log cabin will be the focus of the visits on that day.

Other Items of Interest.

The Provincial Heritage plaque to go up on 144 has arrived and will be presented at the Mining Week lunch on May 4th.




 

Anderson Farm events in May 2009 (PDF)

Anderson Farm Events in June2009(PDF)

 

Pumpkin Poster(PDF)

Meet the Andersons Pamphlet(PDF)

 Annual FALL FAIR

at the Anderson Farm Museum



Sept. 12
10am – 4pm



We would like to offer a wide range of activities on site- indoors and outdoors – as at last year’s Fall Fair- including: We are awaiting confirmation from last year’s participants.



Museum Tours + our new Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon, vintage cars, Wagon Rides, Snow Acres Miniature Horses, Sudbury & District Kennel Club Dog Agility Demonstrations, Farm animals and the Giant Pumpkin Contest etc



And local entertainment on the Main Stage: Dale Pepin & Sock Stories, * Thai Chi Society, Northern Gypsie/Singer/Songwriter, * Tremonics and Finn Knot.


There will be a B.B.Q. Food for a nominal fee from 11:00 until sold out: Hamburgers, Sausages, Hot Dogs and Beverages - as last year.

And in the Stable Building (Upstairs & Downstairs): Arts & Crafts Vendors and Display

Tables - by community groups & organizations.



Note: the downstairs of the Stable will be cleaned out and the dividing wall removed- providing much more space for Display Tables.

In the Farm House: Demonstrations of weaving and spinning.



If you are interested in participating in the FALL FAIR

…please call Les Burford at 692-5530

Or email him at toycollectorguy@yahoo.ca




 

Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society needs …One new VOLUNTEER Board Member for 2009-2012!



AFM&HS Board 2007- 2009


Chair: Les Burford

Vice-Chair: Elsie Stevenson

Secretary: Lynn Quinn

Treasurer: Mary Barr

Communications Coordinator: Gwen Doyle

Fundraising Committee Projects: Reg White, Brian King, Mary Barr,

Sheila Prusila


Who is eligible?
Any resident of the City of Greater Sudbury who is an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury, or spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury.



How to apply?
Written applications and resumes may be addressed to:

Les Burford, Chair
Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society
Regional Road 24
P.O. Box 1188
Lively, Ontario
P3Y 1M9

Your Application should clearly indicate your reason or reasons for applying for a position on the Board and include a brief resume.



Time Commitment?
Board members will be expected to attend monthly meetings; other meetings as called and volunteer re: projects, activities, promotions and community events as agreed to by the Board.

Terms of Appointment
Three years. The nine person Board is divided into three groups of three, each serving a term of three years. Members may reapply for membership on the Committee when their term is expiring.


We hope that you will consider working with us as a member of the Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society

 

 

Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon…Newly Restored at Anderson Farm Museum!

After years of dedicated service to the community delivering milk to hundreds of homes over many decades the Copper Cliff dairy milk wagon found itself cast aside in favour of new motor driven delivery trucks.

Finally donated to Anderson Farm Museum and was put on display outside in the field. Eventually it began to deteriorate. Its tires were rotting, the wheels sinking into the ground, the paint peeling off the tin, the wood rotting away and the steel rusting. Subject to the hot sun in the summer and the cold blistering winds and snow in the winter it was only a matter of time before it was only fit for the landfall site.

It was then a group of individuals decided to try and save this icon from the past.

The men at the Walden Seniors Pensioners Workshop took on the project of trying to rebuild and restore this piece of history. Salvaging what they could of the original wagon they enlisted the help of local businesses and individuals and started to fabricate a new wagon. A frame was donated by Talevi Welding ; sandblasting by Morins; hardware and dried Ash were donated by Jacques Barbeau. New braces were cut and fitted.

With funding for new flooring, sides and roof coming from Copper Cliff Dairy, Greater City of Sudbury and the Anderson Farm Site committee the wagon began to take shape.

After over 225 hours of work the wagon is almost fully completed.

With Blue Moon Graphics recreating the exact colours and script on the sides only the final painting of the roof remains and that will have to wait until the weather gets warmer.

Our Goal is to have the newly restored the Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon ready for the summer activities at the AFM.

Its uses could be many. It has been suggested that the Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon could be used for: the annual LDSS Food Drive, the Greater Sudbury Fireman’s Food Collection at Battistellis, the Santa Claus Parade and of course to pull children around at the annual Fall Fair. And most important - It will once again become a valuable exhibit in the Barn at the Anderson Farm Museum.

Brian King, Walden Seniors Pensioners Workshop & Member of the AFM&HS

 


 

 


 

 


 

The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society
…Needs One New Board Member for 2009-2012


The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society needs one new Board Member to work with us to help preserve and develop the Anderson Farm Museum as a valuable heritage site for Walden and the CGS. To learn more about the AFM&HS: our strategic plans, action plans, special events and accomplishments since 2006, visit the Anderson Farm Museum Page on www.Walden-CAN.com .

The Deadline for Applications is April 30, 2009.

Who is eligible?
Any resident of the City of Greater Sudbury who is an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury, or spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury.

How to apply?
Written applications and resumes may be addressed to:

Les Burford, Chair
Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society
Regional Road 24
P.O. Box 1188
Lively, Ontario
P3Y 1M9

Your Application should clearly indicate your reason or reasons for applying for a position on the Board and include a brief resume.

Time Commitment?
Committee members are expected to attend monthly meetings; other meetings as called and volunteer to assist on projects, activities, promotions and community events as agreed to by the Board.

How are Appointments Made?
After the Deadline, the Secretary of the Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society will include all of the applications received on the agenda of the next meeting. The Board will vote on each of the appointments after which a letter will be sent to all those who applied to inform them of the Board’s decision.

Terms of Appointment:
Three years. The nine person Board is divided into three groups of three, each serving a term of three years. Members may reapply for membership on the Committee when their term is expiring.

We hope that you will consider working with us as a member of the Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society

For further information, please call Les Burford at 692-5530

 

 

Curator’s Report to Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society

March. 23, 2009

 

Mission Statement of The City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums

It is the Mission of The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums to collect, preserve and present the diverse culture of the Sudbury Basin

Anderson Farm Events/Activities:

 

1)      Sudbury District Beaverie: May 9th 8 – 3:30. They just need access to the site- Super Heroes theme.

2)      Lively High Reunion: Jim is preparing an exhibit of the early days of Lively to run during the reunion on the 16th of May.

3)      The Water Township Lions club have requested the use of the farm site for a volunteer fair on May 23rd. e-mail; attached.

4)      Jim has a letter from Walden Mayor Charles White, dated June 23rd 1985 addressed to the Mayor Dec. 15th 2009. The letter provides instructions to open the time capsule in the stable. Discussion and ideas?

5)      Maple the Cow will be visiting the museum from Monday June 8th to Friday June 19th. A flier has gone out to all the schools. – attached.

6)      Jim has submitted grant applications for summer students. Results should come in by the end of April.

7)      Contacts for Centennial of Flight in Canada activity have not responded as yet.” Possible

Exhibits of models – Radio controlled model flying demonstrations/ competition

8)      Finn Day: TBA

9)      Teddy Bear Picnic: TBA

10)  Story Time at the farm: July/August?

11)  Fall Fair: Sept. 12th.

12)  Sept. 13th to Oct. 13th. NOJAS Art show.

13)  Sept. 23rd – 24th Confirmed Water Festival.

14)  Oct. 3rd only Doors Open Sudbury 2009. I will be looking for volunteers to man the Creighton log cabin. The log cabin will be the focus of the visits on that day.

 

Anderson Farm other things.

a.       On March 31st. a history class from Laurentian university will be visiting the Farm. Jim visited the class at the university on Jan. 27th with artifacts and a presentation on kitchen tools. The students will be focusing on the kitchen and its artifacts.

b.      The roofing project is complete. A grounds clean up will happen in the spring once the snow is gone and bodies are available.

c.       We will have an energy assessment on April  22nd. This will provide us with ideas and options to improve our use of electricity and may lead to a rebate.

d.      The milk wagon project is basically complete. Some painting to be done and changing the height of the door so they can get it out.

 

 

Walden Organic Community Garden

…At Anderson Farm Museum




The Walden Organic Community Garden at Anderson Farm Museum is holding an Organizational meeting on March 18th from 7 – 8:30pm in the Board Room of the Lively Citizen Centre.



For further details , please call Sheila Prusila at 692-9949

March 23 , 2009




The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums

Presents Maple the Cow at the Anderson Farm Museum.





Maple the Cow will be visiting the Anderson Farm Museum from

June 13th to June 19th, 2009 .



A project of Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education, Maple is a full size model of a cow. She gives "milk" and even "moos". This hands on exhibit will be accompanied by an Agri-food educator and the Northern Ontario Agri-Food display “From Hay... to Milk.... to You”.



Half day tours will be available for school groups for this very special exhibit.



Come out to see Maple the Cow. Book your school visit today!



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www.sudburymuseums.ca



Media contact:

Jim Fortin, Curator,

Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums, 692-4448

Jim.fortin@city.greatersudbury.on.ca
 

Magical Winter Night at Anderson Farm Museum

 

Dec. 13th was a magical winter night - perfect for a community celebration of the Christmas Spirit! Almost 600 people participated in the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Anderson Farm Museum.

 

Everyone gathered in front of the Christmas Tree and the Firemen’s Christmas Float at 6pm. After the official Christmas Tree Lighting – with Mayor Rodriguez, Councilor Barbeau and Chair AFM&HS Les Burford, 3 School Choirs each performed 3 songs:  Ecole St. Paul – Mon beau sapin, Il est ne le devin enfant and Saint Nuit; George Vanier PS- Jingle Bells, Santa is Coming to Town and Rudolph and Jessie Hamilton PS – Felix Navidad, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Do They Know it’s Christmas.  Next on the program were the CGS Firemen’s Choir and community caroling. Everyone joined in – kids and adults climbed up on the Float to sing with the Firemen’s Choir.

 

Inside the Stable volunteers were kept busy serving free hot chocolate, cookies and candies, while people checked out the Vintage Toys and kids visited with Santa.  Thanks to everyone who brought donations of food for the Walden Food Bank. (Boxes of extra cookies will also be donated) And in the Granary Santa’s Helpers had toys and Christmas crafts on display and goodies to hand out too.

 

The snow fell gently all evening- a winter wonderland! Kids were sliding and playing in the snow banks. Families lined up for rides with the Wagon Wheel Ranch team. Friends and families stood around talking & laughing. And Santa took the time to visit everyone!

 

See photos on Anderson Farm Page of www.Walden-CAN.com

 

The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society would like to thank everyone who helped make the Christmas Tree Lighting such a successful community celebration:

  1. Councilor Barbeau, Mayor John Rodriguez, CGS Staff, the CGS Firemen’s Choir, St. John’s Ambulance, MC Forbes Stoodley Photographer-Garth Wunsch
  2. Community Groups: Walden Seniors & Pensioners, Walden Seniors & Pensioner’s Woodworkers, Walden-CAN
  3. School Choirs: Ecole St. Paul, George Vanier PS & Jessie Hamilton PS
  4. Student Volunteers: 11 LDSS Hawks who helped in the Stable & outside
  5. Businesses: Battistelli’s YIG, Lively IDA & Family, Equipment North Inc., Jim’s Portable Toilets & Septic services, Tait Electric, Tait Electric-Peter Aulde, Tim Horton Donuts- Lively, Wagon Wheel Ranch, Walden Home Hardware, Dixon Contracting
  6. Publicity: Ecole St. Paul, George Vanier PS, Jessie Hamilton PS, LDSS, St. R.H. Murray PS, James School. www.Walden-CAN.com , www.URSUdbury.com  and our Media Community Partners

 

And special thanks to everyone who joined us for this community celebration of the Christmas Spirit at the Anderson Farm Museum!

 

 

Gwen Doyle, Publicity- AFM&HS 602-3021

Sue Lepage & daughter Amelia Pattui (age 7) with District Fire Chief Pat O'Link
...autographing her "Winnie the Pooh and You" book. ( A book designed to help educate children about their neighbourhood




 

LDSS Hawk Volunteers & Santa in the Stable:
Front Row: Kenley Montgomery, Santa, Maegan Cox
Back Row: Lukas Arnold


 

Santa and a little friend taking a walk to visit Santa's Helpers in the Granary Workshop.

 

George Vanier PS Choir - singing on Firemen's Christmas Float

 


Winter Wonderland-Wagon Wheel Ranch Team

Sliding beside the Barn- Kylee Mair (5 yrs) Christina Gibbons (mom)[

Photography by Garth Wunsch www.pbase.com/garth_wunsch Phone: 705.692.3183

 

Minutes of Nov.24, 2008


In attendance: Les Burford, Sheila Prusila, Mary Barr, Brian King, Reg White, Gwen Doyle, Jim Fortin and Ron Henderson
Regrets: Lynn Quinn

1.0 Moved by Brian seconded by Sheila, to adopt Agenda. Cd.
2.0 Additions to Agenda- nil
3.0 Minutes of Oct.27 Meeting approved. Moved by Mary, seconded by Sheila. Cd.
4.0 Treasurer’s Report: accepted. Moved by Mary, seconded by Gwen. Cd.
5.0 Secretaries’ Report: no correspondence

6.0 Curator’s Report: See attached
Questions raised:
a. LDSS 50+ Reunion: The AFM will be open – with displays etc.
• Does AFM&HS want to do anything special for the Reunion?
• After discussion, Gwen will contact Mary-Lou Purvis to request details re: planned activities for the weekend (do they already have a BBQ?) & if they have any suggestions re: how AFM&HS could help
b. Museum will have a Defibrillator on site- located in the Farm House. Jim will be trained. Very user-friendly. Defibrillator will be inspected regularly.
• Should summer students be trained too? Ron thought it’s a good idea.
• Will there be signage? Signs will be posted re: location
Curator’s Report accepted. Moved by Jim, seconded by Reg. Cd.

7.0 Old Business
7.1. Christmas Tree Lighting:

a. Nana’s Kettle Corn: Les presented information re: business; brings own equipment, volunteers assist in sorting, bagging; Huge bags sell @ $5 each
• After discussion it was decided it would work better for Fall Fair
• Les will keep contact information

b. Dec.6 at Site- Preparation Meeting 10am:
• Clean-up stable etc
• Decorate the stable, set-up Christmas Tree & displays
• Woodworkers making plywood hinged doors over the stairs

c. Lighting of buildings: Reg & Brian reported
• Tait Electric is doing great job of hanging the lights
• Lights will be tested well ahead
• Timers will kick-in after Dec.13th
• Will also check all bulbs on Christmas Tree

d. Councilor Barbeau is coordinating:
• Firemen’s Choir, use of their decorated Float & sound system
• Portable Toilet
• Ice-fishing Hut for students helping re: parking…to block driveway entrance
• Tim Horton’s hot chocolate
• Invitations to Mayor & Council

e. Invitations to schools to have small Choirs participate & help us by sending notices home to Parents: Gwen reported
• Les prepared letter to Principals & Invitation to Parents-which I emailed to local schools. Response has been quick & positive
• All Principals will include our Invitation in their Dec. Newsletter
• Schools will be participating: Ecole St. Paul, George Vanier PS will send Choirs & LDSS students will participate in caroling
• After discussion, Gwen to prepare Schedule of Choirs – 3 Carols/songs
• Sheila will provide Song Sheets for community caroling

f. Invitations/Flyers:
• Les will prepare Invitation- working with Gwen
• Send Invitation to Jacques to pass on to Mayor & Council- RSVP Les
• Ron will send Invitation to Sudbury Library & Museum Board, Sudbury Archives Interest Group and Historical Property Committee- RSVP Les
• Gwen to send Invitations to 100+ Walden-CAN Contacts (community groups, churches, schools, individuals)
• Gwen to contact Media

g. Plowing & Parking:
• Need to arrange for CGS plowing
• Need to coordinate LDSS students re: parking
• Mary to confirm details

h. Activities In the Stable:
• Serve Hot Chocolate- same people as last year
• Need someone to sell Commemorative Light Bulbs & take any donations to AFM- Gwen
• Gwen will make donations box- wrapped in Christmas paper

i. Dumpster in front of Farm House:
• Will it still be there Dec.13th?
• Re-shingling of Farm House roof will continue
• Move Firemen’s’ Float in front of Dumpster

7.2. Creighton 20th Reunion:
a. After brief discussion agreed to ask organizers if they would like an event at AFM.
b. Put on Action List.

7.3. Terms of Executive AFM&HS:
a. Brian, Les & Lynn to decide re: serving another 3 years
b. Executive positions of Chair, Secretary & Treasurer up at end of 2008
c. Election in Jan. 2009

8.0 Action Item List: See attached
8.1 Winterizing the Stable: Meeting with Fundraiser Daniel Gingras. To prepare a proposal & report back in Jan.
8.2 Local Marker: being translated into Finn & French; then get quote
8.3 Barn Roof has been replaced. Looks great!
8.4 Sauna: still to be rebuilt by woodworkers
8.5 Barn Loft Displays: plywood ordered; tongue & groove at the store; work to continue on displays
8.6 Dairy Wagon: restoration/rebuilding continues - waiting for aluminum for the roof
& siding (separate unit because of the height of the Wagon); photos taken of
graphics as resource for painting siding. Goal to use Copper Cliff Wagon at
special events at AFM, in Santa Claus Parade, by Firemen at Food Drive etc
8.7 Garden Shed: Agreed that the shed could be used on site; put on a cement pad near the paddock; large enough to be used as shared space. Cemetery will store shed until needed. Ron will tell them we’ll take it

9.0 New Business:
1. Gwen Doyle was been confirmed to the Board of the Anderson Farm Museum and Historical Society. The Committee welcomes Gwen to the Board.
2. Clean-up of kitchen area in Stable:
• 2 old refrigerators and 1 stove are useless & need to be removed
• Ron will arrange to have them removed ASAP
3. Storage of tractor for winter:
• Move tractor outside & cover with tarp during the Christmas Tree Lighting
• Move tractor back into stable; stuff end exhaust to prevent mice nesting
• Because Jim is going on holiday tomorrow, Les to contact the former owner to determine details re: winterization/oil change etc
4. Mural of Anderson Farm Barn:
• Mural is on display on the back of stage in Kinsmen Hall
• Battle of the Bands to take place Nov. 26th in Kinsmen Hall
• Agreed to meet Nov. 25th at 5pm to move Mural from Stage to left side of Hall; protective tables in front of Mural
• Ron to explore possibility of hanging the Mural in Kinsmen Hall until AFM&HS can find alternative site
5. 2 American Heritage websites provided by Walden-CAN Member:
• Jennifer Carlisle- Newsletter Editor, Walden-CAN has visited 2 heritage sites in Colorado & Wyoming with her family & thought we might be interested in some of the ways they are increasing public use & public awareness and raising funds.
• http://www.wcmuseum.org/crossorchards.htm
• http://www.fortcasparwyoming.com/fortcaspar.asp
• Excellent ideas which should be considered at a future meeting

Next meeting Jan.18, 2009 @ Library/Senior’s Bldg in the Craft Room commencing at 7:00 pm.

ACTION ITEM LIST NOV 2008.doc
 

 

 



Minutes of October 27, 2008.

In attendance: Les Burford, Sheila Prusila, Elsie Stephenson, Mary Barr, Jim Fortin, Lynn Quinn, Claire Zuliani, Brian King. Reg White sent his regrets.

Moved by Elsie, seconded by Brian, to adopt agenda, Cd.

No Minutes of September meeting to approve. They did not come through to Les’ email.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary,
Final financial statement on Fall Fair.
Motion: Mary, second Sheila, that Treasurer’s Report be accepted as read. Cd.

Correspondence: Les.
Email from Jacques re. Professional fundraiser, Daniel Gingras, wanting to set up a meeting with him. We need to know how this service would be paid for. Also need to know his credentials, see his resume, etc. Les will contact him to determine how much time is needed for his presentation, and set up the meeting.

Curator’s Report: Jim, copy attached.
Attendance figures are up from last year. Jim will be off on vacation in December, and parts of November.
Moved by Jim, seconded by Lynn, to accept the report. Cd.

Old Business:

Reg sent his report re. Christmas decorations: Additional wiring that is required will be done by Tait Electric. They have offered their truck for putting up & taking down the lights on buildings. Lonnie at Home Hardware will sell us the lights for $9.00/box. Jim requested that the lights come down from the trees and buildings after the event.

December 6 is when we will decorate the stable building. Lynn’s tree and ornaments are still available. The tree-lighting event is December 13. Reg had suggested covering the openings to the upstairs of the stable building, to keep the heat downstairs.

We will need a further meeting re. the Christmas Tree Lighting plans. We will again be selling the paper lights for $1.00 each; money will go to buying more lights. A student needing community service hour will cut them out.

Action Item List:
Walking Trail: A quote and sketch from the woodworkers went to Deb McIntosh; it will go into the 2009 budget. Sheila spoke about “Murmur”, a trail information package that would be ideal for the trail.

Provincial Marker: Sheila can’t get the quote until she has the final wording. It will be translated into Finnish and French.

Barn roof: The east side is done. They will probably be unable to complete the farmhouse before winter.

Barn loft displays: Brian will get prices on wood for Claire. Estimate of $1250 required for the floor. He will get prices on plywood for the remaining display units. Brian instructed to buy all material now.

Copper Cliff wagon: dismantled. Chassis is out for sandblasting. A steel frame will be made (probably without charge) which will make it stronger, but it should look the same. Jim suggested a latching door for safety, when taking children for rides. Brian mentioned a railing could be put in, for the same purpose. Blue Moon will do a lot of the painting.

The committee discussed ways of recognising people or groups who donate in some way to the AFM. A board could be designed listing sponsors, with plaques and/or photos of them. They could be presented with certificates, and sent letters of thanks. When the museum opens in May, an event (possibly a BBQ) can be held to acknowledge these people.

A garage/storage shed will be moved here from Waters Cemetery, for our garden shed. Ron will have it moved here. It is 12’ x 20’. It was discussed that moving it should be put off until spring. There was also a discussion of the possibility of renting out a portion of the space to the kennel club, who would like to use the corral for dog competitions. This would have to be approved by the city, as there are issues with insurance, etc.

New Business:

1. There was a mention of building outside light bulbs that needed to be replaced.

2. Next year is the 20th Anniversary of the Creighton Reunion. We could see if they would like to put on an event at the Farm.

3. Terms ending soon: Brian, Les, and Lynn. Lynn mentioned health reasons for not continuing. We also have another opening. Interested people should submit a letter of application.

4. Community input meeting, Wed., Nov. 12, 7:00 – 9:00p.m.at the Kinsmen Hall. Jim will put it on the sign by the road, Mary will check at the library about the arena sign.

Meeting Nov. 10 at the Craft room to go over what needs to be done for the Wed. public meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Nov. 24, 2008,7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
 

 

 

ACTION ITEM LIST

 

 

Project

Sponsor

Description

Date

1

Walking Trail

Les

1.In the spring, representatives from the S.T.P. will walk the proposed route and generate a List of Materials required and an estimated cost of construction (material and labour). Once the snow is gone the A.F.M.& H.S. will decide on a route to be submitted to Deb McIntosh.

2.      Group to meet on Saturday, May 3rd to walk & mark proposed trail.

3.      Walked the proposed trail with Deb McIntosh. Completed a trail proposal package & received a budget package from Deb.

4.      Project on hold until fall of 2008.

5.      No change

6.   Quote & sketch received for the footbridge. Passed on to Deb MacIntosh. AFM Trail will be in the 2009 budget. Sheila spoke about “Murmur”, a trail information package that would be ideal for the trail.

 

Feb 11/08

 

 

 

 

 

April 28/08

 

May 26/08

 

 

June 25/08

Sept 29/08

Oct 27/08

2

Winterize Stable

Ron/Claire

1.      Preliminary drawings for the winterization & upgrades to stable presented.

2.      Claire to contact Jeff and set up presentation for May 26th or June meeting for costing presentation.

3.      Best-case scenario – 2009 Fund Raising Year with 2010 start of construction. Electrical improvements to stable will be done in 2008

4.      Presentation by Jeff Perry. Questions & answers.

5.      Professional fundraisers??

6.      Discussions ongoing with Jacques regarding a professional fundraiser. Discussions on Trillium Grants. No consensus on whether The A.F.M.& H.S. would qualify for grants. Suggestion to contact Nickel Belt MPP for direction of available grants. Previous contact with her office staff was disappointing.

7.      There has been contact between Jacques Barbeau and Daniel Gingras regarding a meeting concerning fundraising for the stable. I have requested Jacques provide us with some dates he is available so that he can attend.

 

Feb 11/08

 

April 28/08

 

May 26/08

 

 

June 25/08

Aug 26/08

Sept 29/08

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 27/08

4

Signage – Provincial marker

Sheila

1.      Installation of provincial plaque commemorating the presence of a commercial dairy on the grounds of A.F.

2.   Jim to draft a 100-word text and a 250 word supporting document. Require letter of permission from city. Require a letter guaranteeing maintenance on the marker.

3.   No price available yet on this project. Clarification that the province will donate $400 towards the price. Jim has worked on the document and will have it complete in May. Once pricing is known this will come back to the committee for approval.

8.      Sheila has edited Jim’s write-up and it has been PDF’d and e-mailed back to him.

9.      Two letters are required: 1) letter from the City giving permission to the Heritage Society to erect the sign and 2) a written commitment for the City to maintain it. This issue has to be presented to the Heritage Advisory Committee for approval. No price yet on costs.

10.  Permission from Ron for maintenance of sign. Cost of sign for next meeting. Jim has wording – to approve & ship back to Sheila

11.  No change

12. Blue Moon Graphics cannot quote a price until they have seen the sign. Claire will have it translated into French & Sheila will have it translated into Finnish.

 

Feb 11/08

 

 

March 31/08

 

 

 

April 28/08

 

 

 

 

May 26/08

 

June 25/08

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 26/08

 

 

Sept 29/08

Oct 27/08

5

Barn Roof Replacement

Ron

1.      $ 10/sq.ft to replace re-shingle roof. Ed Vildas is to be contacted to begin tendering process.

2.      Tender documents still being prepared. Barn roof one of 5 being tendered. Date unknown as to when this will proceed.

3.      Contract awarded for 100% of barn, milk shed and farmhouse roofs. Work to start in the middle of June.

4.      Re-roofing to start in mid-July

5.      Ongoing up-date next month.

6.      West side of barn roof complete; north side of milk shed nearing completion. Work has started on east side of barn roof. Scheduled completion date is end of November.

7.      East side of barn roof nearly complete; north side of milk shed complete. South side of milk shed to be started. The farmhouse might not get completed this year.

 

March 31/08

 

April 28/08

 

 

May 26/08

 

 

June 25/0 Aug 26/088

Sept 29/08

 

 

 

Oct 27/08

 

6

Sauna Re-build

Ron/Claire

1.       Advance the Sauna project. $5000 insurance available. Jim reports no replacement is available.

2.       Woodworkers to work on this project if funds available. Wood available now from HWY 69 clear-cut. Reg to arrange pick-up of wood Claire to arrange storage – possibly at Black Lake Rd municipal site. Claire recommends proceeding on this in the fall.

3.       Problem encountered with securing the wood. Will advise at a later date.

4.       Ongoing

5.       Struck-out on supplies of cedar logs. Put –off till 2009.

6.       No change

 

March 31/08

 

April 28/08

 

 

 

 

 

May 26/08

 

June 25/08 Aug 26/08

 

Sept 29/08

 

8

Barn Loft Display

Jim/Reg

1.       Planning continues on the display.

2.      Construction work on display & storage compartments complete. Painting to be done by Walden Youth for Youth – Jim to arrange. Electrician to start the week on April 28th – Jim

Description of display is complete – Jim

3.   Proper guard rails on ramp access to loft. Claire         to consult with Steve.

4.   Cabinets completed and primed. Ron to talk to Jim as to who will paint the finished coats and what colour. A lot of stuff was cleaned out of the loft. Exhibits will be organized along with the interpretation. Ron does not want a wall constructed at the south end – go with the open concept. Suggestion that we hold a BBQ, car wash to celebrate the grand opening of the barn loft display.

5.   Opening date is unknown.

6.      Will be ready for September 13th Fall Fair.

7.      Phase I completed

8.   Claire asked for a quote on 2 x 6 tung and groove to complete the floor & display / storage bins in barn loft. We are investigating pricing and suppliers. Brian will get prices on wood for Claire. Estimate of $1250 required for the floor.  He will get prices on plywood & paint for the remaining display units. Brian instructed to buy all material now.

 

 

March 31/08

April 28/08

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26/08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 25/08

Aug 26/08

Sept 29/08

Oct 27/08

10

Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon

Reg

1.      Copper Cliff Dairy has agreed to pay cost of material.

2.      Wagon is stored in the stable. Work on refurbishing wagon deferred until the fall.

3.      Tires will be inflated so wagon can be moved out of the Stable as required.

4.      To be made mobile by inflating the tires

5.      Dismantling the wagon has started.

6.      Copper Cliff Dairy wagon has been dismantled and materials being ordered. Presently located in the Barn loft. The Chassis has been sent out for sandblasting & painting. A channel frame will be built & donated to attach the wooden structure to. A plaque to be made listing & thanking the sponsors of the wagon rebuild. Blue Moon Graphics will create stencils for the artwork and have suggested using aluminum sheeting as opposed to galvanized sheeting.

 

April 28/08

 

May 26/08

 

June 25/08

 

Aug 26/08

Sept 29/08

Oct 27/08

11

Garden Shed

Reg, Sheila

1.      Reg to contact lady who volunteered money for this project in 2006. Reg & Les to visit. Sheila to chose site location.

2.      Trying to located citizen who was willing to donate to garden shed reconstruction

3.      Moved to 2009.

4.      Sheila approached high school to get tech students to design & build shed. We provide cost of material.

5.      Sheila to contact Judy Noble at LDSS to confirm if the Tech students will design & construct shed. Reg has found a design suitable for a garden shed.

6.      Ron has offered to relocate the garage from Waters cemetery to Andersons Farm for storage building the woodworkers to coordinate with direction from site committee and Ron.

April 28/08

 

 

May 26/08

 

June 25/08

Aug 26/08

 

 

Sept 29/08

 

 

 

Oct 27/08

13

Fordson Tractor

Claire, Jim

1.      Claire said the City would provide the $500.00 transportation cost. Reg wondered about winterizing unit so that it doesn’t freeze in the winter. Jim is to inquire on whether it is winterized. Tractor can be placed in the loft on exhibit when not operating.

2.      Fordson tractor is delivered and presently in the stable. Once the milk wagon has been sent out for sandblasting & painting, the tractor should be relocated to the barn loft.

Sept 29/08

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 21/08

14

Christmas Lighting

A.F.M. & H.S.

1.      Scheduled date is Saturday, December 13th. Eight hundred dollars is being put aside towards this event by the A.F.M.& H.S. Proposed purchase of additional lighting for i) east facing eaves of the barn and north & south ends ii) south eves of milk shed.

2.      Wiring for plug-in for Christmas tree lighting and 220 v. plugs for four 220 v. heaters in stable scoped out with Jim, Steve and Tait Electric. Tait Electric will use their bucket truck to install the additional lights on the barn; farmhouse; windmill; and Creighton house. Lonnie at Home Hardware will sell the lights at cost approximately $ 9.00/box. Committee to set date for meeting to plan this event.

 

Sept 29/08

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 27/08

 

 

 

The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society
And
Councilor Jacques Barbeau

…Invite you to join us for our

2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting’
…at the Anderson Farm Museum

Saturday, December 13
6 – 8 pm

‘Tree-Lighting Ceremony’ at 7pm

There will be lots of Free Family fun!

In the Stable

You can meet Santa!
Have a Hot Chocolate

Listen to entertainment

See vintage Toys!


In the Granary

Watch Santa’s Helpers making Christmas crafts!


Outside

Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides

Community caroling!


The Fire Department Choir will be there

-With their bright Christmas Float!

Sliding

Outdoor winter fun for kids!


The site will be all lit up with Christmas Lights!

‘Green’ environmentally- friendly lights

 

Come out & celebrate the season
with your family, friends & neighbors!

 

 

Donations of non-perishable foods will be collected

…For the Walden Food Bank

 

2008 reportAFMHSociety.pdf

 

Fall Fair Photos

ACTORS WANTED!


10 Roles to be Cast!



Production for the City of Greater Sudbury Museums



“Cemetery Walk”

Is about to get underway – and the producers are

looking for local talent to cast in the roles of some of the area’s celebrated, and historical figures


Auditions Will be Held

October 18th and 20th

Roles Include: A little known Mayor of Sudbury from the 1920s, an Italian immigrant who came to the area as a young boy in the 1900s, a Sudbury born NHL hockey player who led the first players strike, an early Jesuit Priest, an adventurer who founded a Town that still carries his name, a railway messenger boy who founded the Northern Ontario Hockey Association, an innocent victim of a 1948 shoot-out, the first permanent French-Canadian settler in Sudbury, a young woman who died of a deadly illness in 1919, and an energetic woman who lived to be 103.

All Interested Parties Should Contact


James Fortin: Curator, City of Greater Sudbury Museums at 692-4448, or by e-mail

Jim.fortin@city.greatersudbury.on.ca






Where: Anderson Farm Museum - Lively
When: Saturday, September 13, 2008
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission to this Community Event


Events include:
• Museum Tours 10:00 – 4:00
• Antique vehicle displays 10:00 – 4:00
• Wagon rides 11:00 - 3:30
• Snowy Acres Miniature Horses 12:00 – 3:00
• Sudbury & District Kennel Club Dog Agility Demonstration 1:00 – 2:30
• Farm goats 12:00 – 3:00
• Giant Pumpkin Competition – Registration ($ 2.00 fee) 11:00 – 12:00
Weigh-in & Judging 12:00 noon

Local Entertainment on the Main Stage with Host Scott Overton of A.M 790 CIGM
• Dale Pepin and Story Socks 11:00 – 12:00
• Thai Chi Society Demonstration 12:00 - 12:45
• Northern Gypsy/Singer Songwriter 1:00 - 1:45
• Tremonics 2:00 - 2:45
• Finn Knot 3:00 - 3:45

B.B.Q. Food may be purchased for lunch at a nominal fee from 11:00 until sold out.
• Hamburgers
• Sausages
• Hot Dogs
• Beverages

Stable Building:
• Craft Vendors to be selling items in the Stable
• Information tables from various groups set up on site

Farm House:
• Demonstrations of weaving and spinning.

 

SUDBURY MUSEUMS:
The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museum, with the support of the 2008 Sudbury Mining Week Committee, is attempting to raise the necessary funds to replace a Province of Ontario Provincial Heritage Marker that marks the Discovery of the Sudbury Basin and rich mineral deposits that resulted in the development of the City of Greater Sudbury.

With funds provided by the Sudbury Mining Week Committee, Heritage Museums has published a previously unreleased collection of six postcards featuring images of Sudbury area miners between 1904 and 1924. All proceeds of the sales of postcards will go towards replacing the Heritage Marker.

To see the images and ordering information for the postcards at www.sudburymuseums.ca

Jim Fortin
Curator: City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museum




 

 

Minutes of May 26, 2008.

In attendance: Les Burford, Sheila Prusila, Elsie Stephenson, Mary Barr, Lynn Quinn, Reg White, Brian King, Chris Anderson, and Ron Henderson. Guests: Ron Nadjiwon and Kerry Mitchell.

Moved by Elsie seconded by Reg, to adopt agenda. Cd.

Minutes of April 28 meeting approved as amended. Moved by Mary, Seconded Brian. Cd.

NEW BUSINESS:
A presentation by Kerry Mitchell and Ron Nadjiwon from Walden Art Club, regarding the Mural Mosaic of the Anderson Farm barn. WAC donated the mural to the AFMHS, proceeds to go to the stable building renovations, if the committee chose to accept it. The mural will be on display at Tom Davies Square as of June 7, 2008 (for the 125th Anniversary Celebrations) and for two weeks following (arranged by WAC). Ron Henderson will see if he can get that extended for a longer period of time.

There was a discussion of having a media event at TD Square after the 7th of June, as an official handing over from WAC to AFMHS. Kerry mentioned Channel 10 News is anxious to cover events involving the mural, as they have been involved previously.

Various ways of fundraising with the mural were discussed. WAC would like to see it kept together and displayed at the Farm, is possible. It is hoped that there may be corporate sponsors willing to “buy” the mural, to display at the Farm, with their name displayed as sponsors. If there is no corporate entity willing to sponsor the entire mural, the possibility of selling sponsorships for individual canvases was discussed. Brian will approach Vale Inco to see if they are interested. Chris suggested a wine & cheese auction, if we can get a number of corporate sponsors interested.

Moved by Brian, second Chris, to accept the mural from WAC. Cd.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary, copy attached.

Motion: Elsie, second Reg, that Treasurer’s Report be accepted. Cd.

Secretary’s Report: No correspondence.
Curator’s Report: Ron H. for Jim.
Ron will talk with Jim re. Scheduling the loft painting done, whether by Walden Youth for Youth, or the woodworkers.

Ron’s goals for the summer:
1. Roofs – Ron met with Ed Vildas. The entire barn & milk house, and the main house will be done, starting within the next two weeks, at a cost of $110,000.
2. Barn loft – A helper was hired for the maintenance man; a lot of stuff was cleaned out of the loft. Exhibits will soon be organized, along with the interpretation.
3. Stable building – looking at 2009 for the fundraising and lobbying, and 2010 for the renovation. The electrical improvements to the stable will be done this year.
4. Fall Fair – one tour guide who attend Laurentian may be available. The maintenance man will be onsite for the Fair.
5. Window replacement (farm house) – the funds are in the budget; will proceed in the fall.
6. Copper Cliff wagon – The Dairy is still committed to supplying the wood for repairs, and the CGS will pay the woodworkers to do the work.

The committee suggested a ‘Meet & Greet’ so that the AFMHS members could meet the summer students, and the students would recognize the members when they are onsite. Will have Tim Horton’s doughnuts, etc.

Ron and Jim will have to co-ordinate school groups coming through for tours while the roofing contractors are working, in terms of safety considerations.


Old Business:

1. Strategic Plan Meeting, Monday, June 9.
2. Finn Days – August 17th, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
3. Policy & procedures for booking site. Ron feels Jim can handle booking the site without getting into complicated policy changes. Also that it would not work well to have bookings done through the Citizen Service Centre at the Library.
4. The parcel of land next to the Farm is already zoned as parkland, so that anyone wanting to develop it would have to apply for a zoning change.
5. Guard rails to the barn loft: Steve will make the necessary repairs to temporarily make the railings safe.


Action Item List:
a. Walking Trail – reviewed with Deb McIntosh. There was a change at the entrance, and the far end will have to have some large boulders embedded, to prevent motorized vehicles from gaining access.
b. Stable – see Ron’s report.
c. Memory Garden Fundraiser – the dance was a success. Meadowbrook would like to do them monthly. Sheila suggested one in the fall. As there is a bit of money for the Memory Garden, Sheila would like to start with one flowerbed. Tony Urbanski (landscaper) is helping with planning the Memory Garden. It is thought that he might like to join the AFMHS board; Brian will approach him.
d. Provincial Marker – Sheila has edited the text for the plaque, and the supporting documentation for length. Les will put them in PDF format & send to Jim.
e. Barn roof replacement – see above.
f. Sauna –Reg reported a possibility of getting wood from a clear cut along Hwy. 69. The wood donation has not been finalized.
g. Barn loft displays – Work in progress. Ron would like it to be done for June, but it may not be possible for work to be done inside while work is proceeding on the roof. Les mentioned having a grand opening when the barn loft displays are completed, with a BBQ, car wash, etc.
h. 2008 Fall Fair – The committee has met twice. Denise Duckett & Chris Anderson will be doing a casino night on the Saturday. Brian is talking with potential vendors, who will be charged $20 for a table, plus a donation for the silent auction. We will be getting a portable stage from one of the arenas. There will be wagon rides, with Wagon Wheel Farm, and the Fire Dept. The Walden Seniors will be doing the BBQ.
i. Dairy wagon – deferred until other projects are done.
j. Garden shed – Reg still has to locate the lady who was interested in donating.
k. Story time – Sheila & Mary have 2 Wednesdays lined up. (A singsong, etc.) They will have the 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays in July, and the same in August.
l. Creighton building – displays, floors, log repair. Reg talked with Connie. It will have to wait until other projects are done & possible funding in 2009 budget.

New Business: (continued)

1. The committee would like updates on admissions, to be able to gauge public interest, and whether we are making progress.
2. It was suggested that tour guides should have nametags, as they don’t have uniforms.
3. A question was raised about whether Anderson Farm pamphlets are being worked on.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at curator’s office
.
Adjournment.

ACTION ITEM LIST 2008.doc






 

 

 

                         Ional Reed Trio Dance

Ional Reed Trio Dance on Sat. May 24 is almost Sold Out!

 Only 16 Tickets left!

Great news for the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society
fundraiser! Monies raised will fund the Memory Garden Project. For a Ticket, call Mary Barr at 692-7109.

 



                     Minutes of April 28, 2008.

In attendance: Les Burford, Sheila Prusila, Elsie Stephenson, Mary Barr, Jim Fortin, Lynn Quinn, Claire Zuliani, Reg White, and Brian King.

Moved by Elsie, seconded by Mary, to adopt agenda. Cd.

Minutes of March 31 meeting approved – Moved by Reg, Seconded Brian. Cd.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary, copy attached.
There was a discussion on the division of funds in the report. We will be keeping designated funds separate form ‘operational’ funds. Proceeds over and above expenses of Fall Fair could go into the Operational fund. Claire suggested having a Revenue account for funds coming in.
Motion: Elsie, second Reg, that Treasurer’s Report be accepted as amended. Cd.

Secretary’s Report: No correspondence.

Curator’s Report: Jim, copy attached.
The Walden Youth for Youth has a goal of raising some money to offset some of the costs of vandalism at the Farm. They will also be helping with ongoing grounds clean up.
Six of the exhibition ‘nooks’ has been completed in the barn loft. Jim asked for costs on that, to determine how to proceed.
There will be a total of 6 summer students, 4 at the Farm. There will be a minimum of 2 onsite at a time. Open hours are 8:30am-4pm. At the end of June, the Farm will be open 7 days/week.
In the event of the tipi needing to be moved, the people in that program would be doing the moving.
Moved by Sheila, seconded by Lynn, to accept the report. Cd.

Old Business:


1. Claire will let us know when we can have another meeting to go over the Strategic Plan, possibly first week in June, on a Wednesday evening.



2. Kinsmen dinner – Reg and his wife attended, as Sheila and Mary were unable to attend. Reg feels the Kinsmen would be willing to help us out if we need it.

3. Sheila and Mary have been working on plans for the Story time, starting the second week in July, going for 6 weeks.

4. Reg reports that Copper Cliff Dairy said to send them the materials (wood) bill for repairing the Copper Cliff wagon. It is possible the woodworkers may be able to start this summer, after finishing other projects (i.e. barn loft).

Action Item List:
a. Walking Trail – we will walk around the grounds and plan the location of the trail, this Sat., 10 am.
b. Stable – Jeff Parry will have presentation for us at May or June meeting.
c. Memory Garden Fundraiser – waiting for posters. Tickets will be available at Meadowbrook, Real Wine in Time, Walden Seniors. It will be held May 24, 7-10 pm, and will feature the Iona Reid Trio.
d. Provincial Marker – Jim has written the text for the plaque, and the supporting documentation. This will come back to the committee for approval. Jim just has to finish the bibliography.
e. Barn roof replacement – this will be put up for tender along with other roofing projects.
f. Sauna – The woodworkers would like to do this in consultation with Jim. Reg reported a possibility of getting wood from a clear cut along Hwy. 69. He will check on what wood they will give us, how to get the logs here, and where to store them. Claire suggests pursuing this in earnest in the fall.
g. Barn loft displays – 6 units done, painting done by Walden Youth for Youth. Electrician will start the week of April 28.
h. 2008 Fall Fair – confirmed $2500 from CGS. Jim will change the sign, to say we are looking for volunteers for the Fair. Denise Duckett will put on dance or casino night. Still has to book site (Kinsmen Hall or arena).

New Business:

1. Discussion of parcel of land between the Farm and Anderson Drive. Some belongs to CGS, some to school board. Sheila would like to see it added (wood lot portion) to the Farm. Claire will find out how it is zoned. Jim suggests we need a use for it, or we wouldn’t get it added. We would be able to use it if we put part of the walking trail through it.

2. Creighton Building – There is a plan in place to have Steve doing some of the work on it: touching up the walls (dents, painting), etc.

3. Proper guardrails on ramp to barn loft – Claire will discuss with Steve finding a temporary safety solution.


Next Meeting: May 26, 2008, 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the Anderson Farm Museum
.
Adjournment. Moved by Lynn, Cd.

ACTION ITEM LIST 2008.doc

April curator's report.pdf
 

 

 

 

ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM and HERITAGE SOCIETY’S- 2008 FALL FAIR
WHERE:
Anderson Farm Museum
WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society has scheduled a Fall Fair on Saturday, September 13th at the Anderson Farm Museum. We are actively seeking volunteers to assist in organizing and running the event. Money will be available for funding. Proceeds from the Fall Fair will be directed towards projects at the Museum site through the Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society.

We are looking for artists, musicians, 'traditional' craftsmen or Community Organizations who are interested in joining with us in this Community Event and individuals who want to get involved in the community.

If you are interested in being part of our 2008 Fall Fair, please contact Les Burford at 692-5530 or Mary Barr at 692-7109.

In the past, the Anderson Farm Museum Fall Fair has always been an exiting and eagerly awaited fall event. The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society needs your help in making the 2008 Fall Fair a success.

Thank you…

The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society

Minutes of March 31, 2008.

In attendance: Les Burford, Sheila Prusila, Elsie Stephenson, Mary Barr, Jim Fortin, Lynn Quinn, Ron Henderson, Chris Anderson, Reg White, and Brian King.

Moved by Elsie, seconded by Lynn, to adopt agenda. Cd.

Minutes of February 11 meeting approved – Moved by Sheila, Seconded Elsie. Cd.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary, copy attached.
For next meeting, Mary will divide the report for reserve (designated) funds to be shown separately.
Motion: Sheila, second Brian, that Treasurer’s Report be accepted as presented. Cd.

Secretary’s Report: Lynn has been out of commission, so Les read the following correspondence:
Email from Walden Art Club re. Mural Mosaic, Spring Show, and Club history.
Minutes from Sudbury 125th Anniversary Committee.

Curator’s Report: Jim, copy attached.
Discussion of costs for loft displays. Ron received approval in February for $6000. Reg will need to build one display unit to determine costs.
No record of Motion to accept report as read.

Old Business:

1. Sauna project: Ron quoted Claire as saying there is no potential donor. The woodworkers are willing to build one in the manner in which a Finnish sauna would have been built. Reg indicated that they could make it a research project. Elmer Virtanen (original owner of the one that burnt down) may be a resource.

2. Barn roof: Ron will call Ed Vildas tomorrow to tell him to start the tendering process.

3. Draft of Strategic Plan prepared by Claire. She will be at next meeting. Motion to table until then for discussion, moved by Lynn, seconded by Chris. Cd. It will be first on agenda. Committee asked to email Claire with any questions, so she will be prepared to answer.

4. Stable renovations: Ron reported that Jeff Parry’s wife passed away, so there will be a delay. Ron will contact him after he is back to work (in a month or so).

5. Sheila presented the possibility of getting a historical marker put up at the Farm. Jim will draft the 100 word text for the marker, and the 250 word supporting document for the next meeting. We will need a letter of permission from the City, as well as a letter guaranteeing maintenance of the marker.

6. Sheila informed the committee that there will be a dance May 24, 7-10pm, featuring the Iona Reid Trio. 120 tickets ($5) will be available. The cost of the band will be $240, and the proceeds will be designated to the Memory Garden.


New Business:

1.Moved by Sheila, seconded by Brian, to send 2 committee members to the Kinsman Anniversary dinner, April 2/08. Cost of tickets $37.50 each. Cd. Mary and Sheila will go.

2. Motion by Les, seconded by Mary, to donate $25 in memory of Charlie Sanders, to the Sudbury District Archives Association. Cd.

3. Les will advertise on Walden-CAN website for Fall Fair volunteers. Ron has approval from the City for $2500 for the Fair.

4. Les will set up an action item list for the next meeting, for items that carry on from month to month.

5. At the next meeting, Sheila and Mary will expand on their idea for weekly activities at the Farm (crafts, etc.) during the summer.

Next Meeting: April 28, 2008, 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the old town offices
.
Adjournment. Moved by Elsie, Cd.

ACTION ITEM LIST 2008.doc

March curator's report.pdf





 ANDERSON FARM MUSEUM AND HERITAGE SOCIETY

Who We Are

2006
• Origins from the Walden CAN Heritage Committee established in 2006.
• Chair Marte Holuka – Representatives from Community groups & interested citizens.
• Meetings through spring and summer of 2006
• Outcome was 17 recommendations to make the A.F.M. site a destination for local and tourist visitation presented to the City of Greater Sudbury Museum & Library Board and City Council.


Fall 0f 2006, the Walden CAN Heritage Task Force was formed.

Mandate:
• To facilitate the implementation of the Final Report of the Walden-
CAN Heritage Committee in cooperation and partnership with the City
Of Greater Sudbury Staff.
Goals:
1. To review the recommendations.
2. To separate the recommendations into Governance and Budget
subcategories.
3. To prioritize the recommendations in both the Governance and
Budget subcategories.
4. To develop a power point presentation for the January 22, 2006
public input session.
5. To develop an outline for our governance model.

Anticipated time line:
6 months

Action Plan:
1. To divide recommendations.
2. To prioritize recommendations.
3. To meet with City staff.
4. To discuss with City staff the implementation

Conclusion:
• Terms of Reference for an Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee agreed to.
• First meeting of Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee in May of 2007.

Staff and Citizens working together!

2007

Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee


The Board consists of nine volunteers from the community and three City of Greater Sudbury staff.

Ron Henderson - Director: Citizen Services, Library & Museum Systems,
Clair Zuliani - Manager, Library & Heritage Resources,
Jim Fortin – Curator.


List of Officers & Committee Members

Les Burford – President
Elsie Stephenson – Vice President
Lynn Quinn – Secretary
Mary Barr – Treasurer
Chris Anderson - Communication Director

Fund Raising Committee Projects Chair
Brian King Reg White Mary Barr
Sheila Prusila

ONE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER IS STILL REQUIRED!


Who is eligible?
Any resident of the City of Greater Sudbury who is an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury, or spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury.
How to apply?
Written applications and resumes may be addressed to:

Chairperson
Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee
Regional Road 24
P.O. Box 1188
Lively, Ontario
P3Y 1M9

All applications should clearly indicate your reason or reasons for applying for a position on the Committee and a short personal resume.
Time Commitment?
Committee members will be expected to attend monthly meetings; other meetings as called and volunteer as the need arises as related to projects, activities, promotions and community events as agreed to by the Committee.
How are Appointments Made?
When the application deadline is reached, the Secretary of the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee will include all of the applications received on the agenda of the next meeting. The Committee will vote on each of the appointments after which a letter will be sent to all those who applied to inform them of the Committee’s decision.
Terms of Appointment
Three years. The nine person Committee will be divided into three groups of three, each serving a term of three years. Members may reapply for membership on the Committee when their term is expiring. In the case of the initial or first committee, in order to start the rotation going, group ‘A’ will serve for one (1) year; group ‘B’ will serve for two (2) years and group ‘C’ will serve for three (3) years.

July 2007 - Name change from Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee to Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society to meet criteria to join the Ontario Historical Society.
This allowed us to become a non-profit organization!

2008
On January 26, the Anderson Farm Museum Historical Society met with City staff to form a vision for the development of Anderson Farm Museum.

The group agreed that the strategic plan should be developed around realistic achievable goals focusing on repairs to the structures in the short term and advancements in the longer term.

STRATEGIC PLAN FORMATION
1 – 3 year plan

- Replace/repair windows on the farmhouse
- Develop the loft of the barn for exhibit space
- Work on stable design for year round use
- Refurbish the Copper Cliff Dairy cart
- Fundraise to make repairs to the fencing in the corral
- Make electrical improvements to the stable and the loft of the barn
- Refinish and repair display cabinets
- Improve signage and interpretation of exhibits
- Begin roof replacement in 2008
- Expand volunteerism
- Host community events
- Build a garden shed
- Rebuild sauna
- Introduce a sprinkler system
- Clean farmhouse
- Repair logs on the Creighton Log Cabin
- Start work on trail system through property
- Memory garden underway
- Refresh exhibits

3 – 5 year plan

- Establish a budget for displays
- Introduce traveling exhibits from other organizations
- Advance walking trails
- Winterize the stable
- Increased programming
- Restore tractor
- Introduce gardening for the handicapped


Beyond 5 Years

- Visitors centre
- Gazebo

Other Accomplishments to-date:
• Application to Ontario Historical Society for no-profit designation
• Successful ‘Outdoor Story Time at Anderson Farm’, on July 11 and 18.
• Successful ‘Harvest Social’ dance run by Denise Duckett at the Kinsman Hall in September of 2007 in support of the A.F.M.
• Successful ‘Christmas Tree At The Farm’ supported by Councillor Barbeau and local merchants, businesses & CGS event in December well attended & supported.
• $80,000 for roof replacement funding in 2007.
• $75,000 for winterizing the Stable in 2007.
• Additional funding for roof replacement in 2008.
• Hiring of a maintenance person part time in 2008.
• Increased maintenance budget in 2008.
• New display in barn stable for 2008.
• Widow replacement in farmhouse beginning in 2008.
• Copper Cliff Dairy wagon refurbishment commences in 2008.
• Planning of the winterization of the Stable commences January 2008.


 

See Photos of the Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Photo Gallery



Minutes of February 11, 2008.

In attendance: Les Burford, Sheila Prusila, Elsie Stephenson, Mary Barr, Jim Fortin, Claire Zuliani and Reg White.

Regrets: Lynn Quinn, Ron Henderson, Chris Anderson, and Brian King.

Moved by Sheila, seconded by Elsie, to adopt agenda. Cd.

Minutes of October 29 meeting approved – Moved by Sheila, Seconded Mary. Cd.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary, copy attached.
Motion: Sheila, second Elsie, that Treasurer’s Report be accepted as presented. Cd.

Secretary’s Report: Les - no correspondence to report. The filing cabinet has been delivered to the new office. The existing cabinet that we thought was ours belongs to Walden CAN. We will have to relocate our files.

Curator’s Report:
A site pamphlet specific to the Anderson Farm Museum is being made up.
In June, date yet to be determined; the German Language Club will be holding a picnic on site.
The portable sign located at the eastern boundary along side the paved walking path can advertise only information specific to the Anderson farm Museum Site. This is in accordance with the City of Greater Sudbury’s new by-law governing signs.
Motion: Reg, second, Sheila, to accept report as read. Cd.

Old Business
1. Strategic Planning Waiting for Clair to type the minutes from the January 26th meeting. Sheila to complete the plan to date. A further meeting could be planned to wrap up and approve. Ron, Claire and Jim are pleased with the work done to-date on the Strategic Plan.
2. Reg and Les sat down with Deb McIntosh to discuss the proposed trail plan through the Museum property and to get info on costing. Deb recommended that since Wild-at –Heart appears no longer interested due to concerns with the wildlife that we concentrate on the portion of the trail on Museum property only. First we have to formulate where we want the trail to go. Deb and her designer will walk the proposed trail and prepare a Bill of Materials and an estimated cost. Money is available through Deb for fifty cents on the dollar for funding. Further cost reductions can be made using volunteer labour and donated materials. Fund raising will cover the rest. Once the snow is gone the group will decide on a route to be submitted to Deb. Her submission to us will then be placed into the strategic plan. Motion by Reg seconded by Mary that we proceed with a feasibility plan on the trail. Motion passed.

3. Discussion of the new exhibit to be set up in the barn loft is deferred until March.


New Business:

1. Sheila presented information regarding a provincial plaque commemorating the presence of an industrial dairy on the grounds of Anderson Farm Museum. History on the plaque would be in both official languages as well as Finnish. Cost is approximately $400.00. Mary suggested that the money could come from the Heritage Society account. Motion by Sheila, seconded by Reg to pursue the installation of a local historical marker on the Anderson Farm Museum Site. Motion passed

2. Claire presented the preliminary drawings for the winterizing and up-grades to the Stable building. Comments from the Committee were very positive. Claire will go back to the architect with the comments and changes to the drawing as suggested by the Committee. At the March meeting there should be some detailed drawings available along with costing of this project.

3. Kelly Ann O’Connor at Meadowbrook has proposed a joint venture between Meadowbrook and Anderson Farm Museum to book the Iona Reid Trio to perform at Meadowbrook. Proceeds from ticket sales would go to the Heritage Society; Meadowbrook would provide the food and keep the proceeds from the sale of alcohol. The Heritage Society would cover the cost of the band. Motion by Sheila, seconded by Reg to pursue this fundraiser. Motion passed.


Next Meetings: March 24, 2008. 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the old town offices

Adjournment. Moved by Elsie, Cd.



        Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society


The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society (formally the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee) is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Committee. The term of the appointment is for three years.

How to apply?

Written applications and resumes may be addressed to:

Chairperson

Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee

Regional Road 24

P.O. Box 1188

Lively, Ontario

P3Y 1M9

All applications should clearly indicate your reason or reasons for applying for a position on the Committee and a short personal resume.

Time Commitment?

Committee members will be expected to attend monthly meetings; other meetings as called and volunteer as the need arises as related to projects, activities, promotions and community events as agreed to by the Committee.

How are Appointments Made?

When the application deadline is reached, the Secretary of the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee will include all of the applications received on the agenda of the next meeting. The Committee will vote on each of the appointments. After the meeting, a letter will be sent to all those who applied to inform them of the Committee’s decision.

Terms of Appointment
Three years. The nine person Committee will be divided into three groups of three, each serving a term of three years. Members may reapply for membership on the Committee when their term is expiring. In the case of the initial or first committee, in order to start the rotation going, group ‘A’ will serve for one (1) year; group ‘B’ will serve for two (2) years and group ‘C’ will serve for three (3) years.

If any further information is required, please contact Les Burford at 692-5530.

Thank you…

Les Burford,

Chairman

Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society






Minutes of January 14, 2008.

In attendance: Les Burford, Sheila Prusila, Elsie Stephenson, Mary Barr, Jim Fortin, Lynn Quinn, Ron Henderson, Claire Zuliani, Reg White, and Brian King.

Moved by Elsie, seconded by Brian, to adopt agenda. Cd.

Minutes of October 29 meeting approved – Moved by Sheila, Seconded Mary. Cd.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary, copy attached.
Moved by Sheila, seconded by Elsie to give $50 to Seniors & Pensioners for the use of their photocopier. Cd.
Motion: Elsie, second Reg, that Treasurer’s Report be accepted as presented. Cd.
Motion: Elsie, second Sheila, for Mary to pay bills as presented. (Tarps, extension cords, LED lights, heaters, timers.)

There was some discussion of a Trillium grant proposal. Claire mentioned that application could be made up to three (3) times for a particular project. Les mentions we can apply to Inco; he has the contact info, but will need attendance figures. Ron expects we will receive Jeff Parry’s architect report in the spring. Mary, Brian and Sheila are working on the grants.

Secretary’s Report: Lynn - no correspondence to report.

Curator’s Report: Jim, copy attached.
Jim mentioned the “Doors Open” event (July 18,19 at end of Blueberry Festival) has 30 sites, and 24 partners. This is a provincial program allowing the public to see buildings not usually open to the public. The site committee won’t be involved, but will have opportunity to participate in “Finn Days”.
Motion: Jim, second, Reg, to accept report as read. Cd.

Old Business
1.Taking down Christmas decorations and outside lights. Sheila will ask Winter Carnival Committee if they would like the lights left up for that event. Reg will ask (through Jacques) about getting a donation from Dean to take outside lights down with the truck.
Steve (electrician and maintenance for Sudbury Libraries) would like to install proper outlets for the outdoor lights in the spring.
Reg reports that a lady wanted to donate $1000 to build a garden shed, in return for a plaque on the side of it in memory of her husband. Ron will match her $1000. The shed would possibly provide for extra storage for Christmas lights, etc.
Motion: Mary, second Elsie, to store boxes of Christmas decorations upstairs in the stable building until we get a shed. Cd.
Jim said there is no problem with waiting until warmer weather to take down Christmas decorations inside the stable.

New Business:

1.Strategic Planning Meeting is planned for Saturday, January 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Mackenzie Street Public Library. Ron is supplying lunch.
Sheila offered (and committee accepted) to facilitate. Lynn is unable to attend. Claire will take notes.

2. Ron presented the 2008 maintenance budget: $23,000 was spent in 2007 to rectify issues mentioned in the Health and Safety, and Fire Marshal’s reports. We had $20,000 budgeted in previous years. The new amount is $35,460 for annual maintenance and repairs. This is just for Anderson Farm. There is some flexibility on how this is used. The new budget also provides salary for a general maintenance/delivery person for the museums, full time for six (6) months (May through October). In answer to a question raised, Ron said the barn roof would be replaced in sections, as funds allow.

3. Sudbury Trail Plan, 2008, will be discussed at the Strategic Planning Session.

4. Les: 2008 Calendar of Events:

“Doors Open” Event – July 18, 19
125th Anniversary Celebration – sometime in July, Capreol Museum will host an event
“Finn Days” – sometime in August
Fall Fair – September 13 (Ron: CGS will again contribute $2500.)
Sudbury Art Tour (studio tour) – September 27,28
Second Annual Tree Lighting – December 13

Jim is still working on programming.

5. Site Committee Make-up: We are one person short. Sheila suggested posting an ad on the Walden-CAN site, and local bulletin boards. Jim reminded the committee that the new name should be on everything. (Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society) The committee decided which terms each person would like to have, as follows:
a. expires end of 2008: Les, Brian, Lynn
b. expires end of 2009: Sheila, Mary, and Elsie
c. expires end of 2010: Reg, Chris, ______

6. Sheila brought forward a reminder that a policy needs to be drawn up clarifying site usage.

Next Meetings: February 11, 2008, 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the old town offices
. March 17, 2008. 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the old town offices

Adjournment. Moved by Elsie, Cd.

 


The Anderson Farm Museum – Site Committee
And
Councilor Jacques Barbeau

…Invite you to join us for our

First Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting
& Community Caroling’

…at the Anderson Farm Museum

Saturday, December 15
6 – 9pm

‘Tree-Lighting Ceremony’ at 7pm

There will be lots of Free Family fun!

In the Stable - you can meet Santa!
…Have a Hot Chocolate, listen to entertainment & see vintage Toys!
In the Granary - watch Santa’s Helpers making Christmas crafts!
Outside- there will be sleigh rides & community caroling!
The Fire Department Choir will be there -with their bright Christmas Float!
The site will be all lit up with new ‘Green’ Christmas Lights!
Come out & celebrate the season
With your family, friends & neighbors!



For information please call, Sheila Prusila- 692-9668






Note: Our ‘Green’ Christmas Lights can be sponsored at $2.00 each
…at Battistelli’s YIG, Home Hardware & other local businesses in Lively
Proceeds towards the Anderson Farm Museum




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 26, 2007





GREATER SUDBURY HERITAGE MUSEUMS

presents “ Doors Open Sudbury 2008"



Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration of community heritage. Designed to create access, awareness and excitement about our heritage, Doors Open Ontario provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces in Ontario cities, towns and villages – and all free of charge!



The Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums will be operating DOORS OPEN SUDBURY in 2008 as part of the celebration of the 125 years of community development into what is now the City of Greater Sudbury.



In 1883, the Canadian Pacific Railway reached what is now called the City of Greater Sudbury. It is time to celebrate our evolution. One way to celebrate is to recognize the unique spaces in our community. Our churches, schools and public spaces tell us a great deal about who we are and how we evolved into the City of Greater Sudbury.



If you or your group would like to be involved, we are looking for partners to work with us in recognizing who we are, in every corner of this City. We are looking for people to tell us about the important buildings and places in your neighbourhood, and to help us relay the story to the rest of the City.



Where and When:

The event itself will take place the 18th and 19th of July 2008. We hope to have buildings from every section of the City .





For more information, please contact:

Jim Fortin, Curator

Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums, 692-4448

jim.fortin@greatersudbury.ca




www.sudburymuseums.ca

 

 

‘Doors Open Sudbury-2008’…Celebrating 125 Years of Heritage!

In 1883 the Canadian Pacific Railway reached what is now called the City of Greater Sudbury. To help celebrate our 125th Anniversary, the Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums is organizing ‘Doors Open Sudbury-2008’- a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces in CGS – and all free of charge!

It’s part of a province-wide celebration of community heritage- ‘Doors Open Ontario’- designed to create access, awareness and excitement about our heritage.

“ …We are looking for Partners to work with us to help celebrate the evolution of our city…opening doors to unique heritage spaces in every corner of the CGS

“…We are only in the early stages but as of Nov. 19/07, the Capreol Railway Museum & Heritage Centre, the Ukrainian Seniors-with 3 locations, the French Folklore Centre, the Flour Mill Friends Group, the Sudbury Arts Council, the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee and the Penage Rd. WI have expressed an interest in being part of ‘Doors Open Sudbury-2008’…detailed have to be confirmed ”

“…We are also looking for people to tell us about important buildings or spaces in their communities and neighborhoods which could help us tell the whole story of CGS”

James Fortin, Curator, the Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums

If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to be involved as a Partner in ‘Doors Open Sudbury-2008’, please call 692-4449, FAX 692-5918 or email jim.forin@greatersudbury.ca 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 7, 2007

GREATER SUDBURY HERITAGE MUSEUMS

Title: DOORS OPEN SUDBURY - 2008

Description of activity

Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration of community heritage. Designed to create access, awareness and excitement about our heritage, Doors Open Ontario provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces in Ontario cities, towns and villages – and all free of charge!

The City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums will be operating DOORS OPEN SUDBURY in 2008 as part of the celebration of the 125 years of community development into what is now the City of Greater Sudbury.

In 1883, the Canadian Pacific Railway reached what is now called the City of Greater Sudbury. It is time to celebrate our evolution. One way to celebrate is to recognize the unique spaces in our community. Our churches, schools and public spaces tell us a great deal about who we are and how we evolved into the City of Greater Sudbury.

If you or your group would like to be involved, we are looking for partners to work with us in recognizing who we are, in every corner of this City. We are looking for people to tell us about the important buildings and places in you neighbourhood, and to help us relay the story to the rest of the City.

Where and When:
The event itself will take place in the fall of 2008. We hope to have buildings from every section of the City .

Contact Info: James Fortin, Curator, City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums
Phone: 705 692-4448
Fax: 692-5918
e-mail: jim.fortin@city.greatersudbury.on.ca

INFO AND GUIDELINES (PDF)



www.sudburymuseums.ca

 

 What is Happening at the Anderson Farm Museum in September?

Walden Loon Sign finds a home: With the change in road signs identifying the entrance to the City of Greater Sudbury, the Town of Walden signs with the Loon image on them are being retired. One of the signs will be relocated to Anderson Farm Museum and will be displayed in the field facing Regional Road 24.

Special Events:
The Sudbury Arts Tour-2007 is happening September 29th and 30th(9am 5pm). This year the museum is playing host to10 local artists – 7 Artists in the Log Cabin & 3 in the Farm House.


On September 26th and 27th, the museum is hosting the 3rd Annual Sudbury and District Health Unit Water Festival. Over the two days, 800 grade 3 students will explore the importance and uses of water. The program is geared to meet specific learning objectives from the Ontario Curriculum for Grade 3 students. As the students rotate through over 30 stations, they will experience hands on activities and demonstrations operated by community organizations.

LU Student Teachers Learn about Field Trips:
Student teachers from Laurentian University’s School of Continuing Education, will be touring the museum in order to learn about field trips. These students are in training to teach Intermediate History. The students will learn what to expect from museums, and what museums expect from teachers.

Tipi For Traditional Talking Circles:
For those of you who were wondering; the tipi which has been installed at the museum, is part of The Aboriginal Children's Cultural Program and is offered through Specialized Support Services at the Children's Aid Society in Sudbury, to aboriginal children in care. The program provides opportunities for these children to link to the aboriginal community, and provide culturally appropriate activities.

The program allows participants to use the tipi for talking circles. This is viewed as a traditional, holistic alternative to counseling. The tipi is used each Wednesday- for traditional talking circles and traditional teachings and are facilitated by community Elders.

September Means New Hours at AFM:
Now that our summer students are returning to school, the museum will be closed on weekends, with the exceptions noted above. The museum will be operating an information booth at the Farmers Market during weekends, September 8th to the 23rd. Tours of the Anderson Farm are still available by appointment.

For information please call 692-4448 or e-mail jim.fortin@city.greatersudbury.on.
ca

 


Update from the Anderson Farm Site Committee


The Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee is now operational     and has met with city staff to discuss Anderson Farm Museum and the recommendations of the Anderson Farm Task Force that were prepared last year. Priorities are being set and work has begun.
The Anderson Farm Museum hosted the City Of Greater Sudbury Public Library ‘Story Hour’ at the Museum during July. Children and their parents enjoyed stories, singing, crafts and a snack. The event was very well attended.


The Sudbury Arts Tour –2007 will again include the Anderson Farm Museum on September 29th and 30th. 10 local Walden artists will be displaying a variety of works in the Farm House and Creighton log building. The public will be able to meet the artists and purchase some art work .

The Walden Winter Carnival has made a cash donation to the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee to assist with upgrading facilities at the Museum. Currently, the Walden Winter Carnival uses the grounds for dog sled rides. With upgrades to the facilities for winter use, the Walden Winter Carnival hopes to make the Anderson Farm a venue for an expanded line up of Walden Winter Carnival events.

The Walden Community Organic Garden is again situated at the Anderson Farm Museum. This organic garden is operating for the second year. The gardeners are of all ages are growing a variety of vegetables for personal use and the food bank.


Sheila Prusila, 692-9668










 

FALL FAIR ORGANIZING MEETING

WHERE: KINSMEN HALL, LIVELY

WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 5TH

TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

The Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee is looking for interested people willing to volunteer their time to become members of the Fall Fair Organizing Committee.
The Committee will be responsible for creating a budget, planning and running the Fall Fair in 2007.
If you are interested in becoming involved in a Fall Fair, this year at the Anderson Farm Museum, please attend this important meeting being held at the Kinsmen Hall in Lively, Thursday, July 5th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Thank you…

 


Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee

The Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee has three openings for volunteers to serve as Committee Persons. Below is a modified description of the duties and terms of the position. If you are interested in applying, please include your name, address and telephone number with a short resume and the reasons you are interested in serving on the Committee to the address listed below. For any additional information, please call Les at 692-5530.


1. Duties and Terms of Committee Members

Committee Persons
• Shall volunteer to serve as Project Co-coordinators, Funding Co-coordinators or volunteers as the need arises as related to projects, activities, promotions and community events as agreed to by the Committee.

1. Project Coordinator Function
• Acts as liaison between user groups and Committee regarding projects
• Audits projects to ensure paperwork is complete including but not limited to costing, prints and proper permits where applicable.
• Assists Committee in presenting projects to the Director of Citizen Services and/or the Manager Library & Museums, Greater City of Sudbury

2. Fundraising Coordinator Function
• Coordinates fundraising for the following but not limited to projects, activities, promotions and community events as agreed to by the Committee.
• Responsible for making presentations to potential donors i.e. local businesses, service groups, associations, individuals, etc, etc.
• Investigates sources of major funding such as Provincial and Federal grants for various projects including but not limited to acquisitions, capital expenditures, collection maintenance and repair and on site specialty manpower requirements as agreed to by the Committee.
• Reports regularly to the Committee on the status of all fundraising and promotions.
• Works with the Project Coordinators to match local funding to assigned projects.




Who is eligible?
Any resident of the City of Greater Sudbury who is an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury, or spouse of an owner or tenant of land in the City of Greater Sudbury.

How to apply?
Written applications and resumes may be addressed to:
Chairperson
Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee
Regional Road 24
P.O. Box 1188
Lively, Ontario
P3Y 1M9


All applications should clearly indicate your reason or reasons for applying for a position on the Committee and a short personal resume.

Time Commitment?
Committee members will be expected to attend monthly meetings; other meetings as called and volunteer as the need arises as related to projects, activities, promotions and community events as agreed to by the Committee.

How are Appointments Made?
When the application deadline is reached, the Secretary of the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee will include all of the applications received on the agenda of the next meeting. The Committee will vote on each of the appointments after which a letter will be sent to all those who applied to inform them of the Committee’s decision.

Terms of Appointment
Three years. The nine person Committee will be divided into three groups of three, each serving a term of three years. Members may reapply for membership on the Committee when their term is expiring. In the case of the initial or first committee, in order to start the rotation going, group ‘A’ will serve for one (1) year; group ‘B’ will serve for two (2) years and group ‘C’ will serve for three (3) years.






 

 

                         ©2006 Walden CAN

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