Between the rains, a few classes managed to make it to the hills. Sunningdale School went for a long walk. The sunshine outweighed the mosquitoes and we all enjoyed the day!

Scotty the T-Rex was officially unveiled at the Avonlea Heritage Museum. A good crowd was on hand to welcome him to our community for the summer.

Tim Tokaryk from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum spoke about Scotty and answered a number of questions from the public.

Paul Gingras from Sask Culture said a few words.

Mayor Alex welcomes Scotty the T-rex to Riderville.

ImageImageYou may have noticed these artifacts in the museum or in the newsletter. So, what is it? These are two solid brass nozzles that were attached to firehoses. The force of the water flowing through the larger one rotated a cutting blade. It was used to remove roots from sewage pipes and the smaller one was used to thaw ice in culverts for spring runoff. Who knew?

The official Opening of "Scotty" the T-rex display will be held at the Museum at 7pm on Wednesday, May 11. We are pleased to have this Royal Saskatchewan Museum display for the summer months. Come and enjoy tea and cookies with the directors, special guests and MLA's.

Avonlea Heritage Museum is officially closed for the season, but you can arrange a tour by calling Jean Kincaid at 868-2064, Bernice Sanderson at 868-2156, Annamae Nelson at 868-2043, or Cathy Geisler at 868-2098.

Things have been changing in the Museum this summer! The Pioneer Display Building has been rearranged and we're proud of the new General Store and Blacksmith Shop in our Main Street display. Work continues as Garry, Clarence and Richard get the Dr. Office/Drugstore ready. Come down and check it out!

I would like to thank the Museum for sponsoring me to go to South West Tourism's Web Workshop in Moose Jaw. I learned lots, especially about search engine rankings. I'll apply what I've learned and try to improve www.avonleamuseum.ca 's grade from the current 73%.

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