|Meet our SAGE interpreters (left to right): Kassandra, Gwen, and Katharyn|
Hi everybody! I’m Gwen, the lead interpreter for the 2015 season at the St. Albert Grain Elevator park. Our schedule is busier than ever before, with educational programs running weekly, wedding photos and ceremonies on the weekends, the return of our popular Craft Thursdays, two food truck events [yes, TWO,] Dominion Day celebrations and more throughout the summer months. Of course, we’re also open to the public for tours of our 1906 and 1929 elevators, our replica train station, our gardens and more! For my part, being a political science student eight months a year has led me to conclude that it’s the people that count most of all: I love nothing better than being able to share the storied past of this place with visitors young and old, from near or far. Although I must admit the fresh cookies and lemonade are awfully good too…so drop in and see us this summer Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm each week!
Bonjour! My name is Katharyn and I am also a historical interpreter at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. This is my first year, however I have been involved with volunteer work with the Arts and Heritage Foundation for many years, working at special events, assisting at the museum and helping with children’s programs with my mother, so you could say my love for history is in my DNA. Although I applied for the job so that I could learn more about local and regional history “first-hand” (as I am taking many history courses in university) I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun the job is. So far my favorite part of being an interpreter is seeing the excitement that learning brings to children in our programs–who knew washing socks could make kids so happy? Also, the Grain Elevators are pretty cool you should drop by and check them out!