July 24, 2011 in St. Albert

Sunday July 24, 2011 was a busy day in St. Albert as Founder’s Walk officially 
opened and the Father Lacombe Chapel hosted “A Taste of the Past”.  

The weather was perfect and many people walked up and down Seven Hills along the newly paved paths, stopping to read the historic panels along the way.


“A Taste of the Past” gives visitors the opportunity to taste things people would make and eat long ago.  This year the menu included bishop’s pudding, apple scones, bannock, fried blueberries, pemmican, homemade cinnamon ice cream, raspberry butter, lemonade and spruce needle tea.

Tasting bishop’s pudding while waiting for the ice cream to be ready.
Thanks to the Edmonton Weavers’ Guild we had spinning and weaving demonstrations.
Everyone had the opportunity to watch or try using a spinning wheel at the event. 

The event included tours of Mission Hill.  Above one of our costumed interpreters talks about the chapel before taking visitors to the crypt, grotto and cemetery.