National Volunteer Week 2015

Celebrating our volunteers at the Musée Héritage Museum comes naturally because they are “part of the family” and we would not be able to do all the things we do without them!
   On April 9, 2015 the museum hosted the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert  membership and volunteer appreciation night event to thank all of the members and volunteers in our organization. 
  Our guests had a chance to see our current exhibition, Wus’kwiy, Waskway–From Berry Baskets to Souvenirs before we set up a new exhibition the following week.
Creating designs with our teeth!
After viewing the amazing birch bark bitings, and moose or caribou hair tufting examples in our exhibition, we invited our guests to try creating their own birch bark bitings on transfer paper or “tuft” using yarn.
Learning to tuft using yarn instead of moose hair.
Edna and Vino hosted the museum volunteer table at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the St. Albert Alliance Church on April 15, 2015. The St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre organizes this luncheon each year as part of the National Volunteer Week festivities in our community and they do an amazing job. 
This is the 12th consecutive year of the National Volunteer Week campaign to recognize the millions of volunteers across Canada. We were thrilled to have many of our volunteers join us for this luncheon to appreciate their hard work.
Over 300 people at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Musical acappella group, Hoja, performed at the luncheon. Mayor Crouse joined in with his air guitar. Such an awesome performance.

The staff at the museum want to say a big thank you to our volunteers who contribute so much of their time and energy to the museum and heritage sites.   We simply would not be able to provide the quality experiences and programs to our community without the help of our volunteers. It is our pleasure to hold appreciation events to honour the spirit of the volunteer that wants to give back to the community. We are truly grateful.

Thank you volunteers!