aerial view museum grounds canvas print

Updates: SK Archives Week 2023

The response to CMMM’s Archives Week 2023 posts exceeded our expectations. Many thanks to each of you who took the time to view our posts, here and on Facebook, to like and to share and to comment on them, and to click links to additional information. We’re really encouraged by the interest and engagement the posts received. Thank you!

A couple of updates are in order:

  • In Memory of Private Robinson: Sharing this post was essential to its success, and it was truly shared widely, as stats indicate.
    • We have been contacted by the family and are happy to report they will be submitting materials to the Passchendaele Museum for Ernest Robinson’s page.
    • Thanks go out to Bonnie Ramsay, Mary Ramsay, and Randy Strelioff for their photos of relevant pages from the local histories Preserving the Past and Time Marches On. These photos have also been emailed to the family.
  • Throwback Thursday to 2012: A very popular post. So many good memories came out of that celebration.
    • Former Gallivan School students: Lorraine Martin has kindly shared a link to her blog post about the event Gallivan School Gathering (click to view), and emailed us a group photo – with names! See below.
gallivan school gathering 2012
Back row- (l to r) Clifford Laing, Fred Buglas, Bob Laing, Allan Hardy, Beverly Brinkhurst, David Bertrand, Robert Brinkhurst, Herb Brinkhurst, Betty (Sayers) Brinkhurst, Lucille (Bertrand) Fairley.
Front Row (l to r) Russell Stewart, Lucille (Dubrule) Trautman, Lorraine (Bertrand/Birstein) Martin, Margaret (Ovens) Buglas, Kay (Buglas) Williams, Gail Laing, Lorna (Buglas) Gaudet. 

I was born in Cut Knife and grew up in the area. Being 81 years old I remember a lot of history myself. I remember the street behind the lumber yard there were teams of horses lined up for a block in the winter time, people gathered in town Saturday nights for shopping, picture shows, and course Louie’s cafe was a gathering place. I remember the old jute box where I used to put my little bit of change listening to Kitty Wells, still love her. Then there was Santa Clause day where we got a free bag of candy and a free picture show, that was a special day. I remember Dad putting the horses in the delivery barn and walking down the alley way looking at all the teams tied up. It was another place for visiting. Clarence Morrison was the manager and owner.

Robert Loranger


Annual General Meeting (AGM): Date TBA but can be expected towards the end of March. In addition to reviewing the Annual Report and Financial Report, the CMMM will be electing Board Trustees.

  • Trustee terms are 2 years
  • Meetings once a month on the 4th Monday evening

It is essential we have a full slate of Board Members so we can maintain seasonal museum operations, initiate and complete new projects, and so much more. Each person brings something different to the table including their personal skill set, their interests and experience. Without a full Board, the museum is merely existing. If you’d like to find out a bit more, visit the Volunteer page here and/or email us at

The CMMM celebrated its 50th Anniversary a few years ago. Let’s all work to insure its success for another 50 years.

~ Debbie M.

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