Image: SPRA fonds 139
Todays “From the Vault Friday” features a proposed map of the Nitehawk Ski Hill from the Kinsmen Club of Grande Prairie (Fonds 139). The Kinsmen Club of Grande Prairie was chartered in 1942. The object of the club was “to promote and direct fellowship among young men of good character” in order to educate and encourage them regarding ethical business practices, the welfare of their community, tolerance and acceptance of all peoples, and service work in their community.
In 1977, the Grande Prairie Ski Club requested funds from the Kinsmen Club to finance 50% of the cost to install snow making equipment with the intent to have man-made snow on the slopes for the 1977-78 ski season. The equipment was purchased; but it is unclear who provided the funding.
Read more about the Kinsmen Club of Grande Prairie (Fonds 139) here.
Read more about the Grande Prairie Ski Club (Fonds 590) here.
From the Vault Friday is a social media campaign that highlights interesting materials from the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta.