Monthly Archives: June 2011

Belloy – The Belgian Opera Singer

Belloy Road, near Wanham, was named for a station on the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway line.  The station was named for a Belgian opera singer, Octavie Belloy. It was Maurice Polet, the brother-in-law of a Belgian painter, who … Continue reading

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Manir Station

Once upon a time a young painter from Belgium travelled to Canada with her mother and sister to meet her brother.  The year was 1906 and this was quite a trip. The young lady’s name was Mademoiselle Manir Boulanger.  It … Continue reading

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Answers to Spirit River Quiz 4 (June Jamboree)

Was it June Jamboreeasy for you to answer the questions of Quiz 4?  As usual, here’s the quiz to refresh your memory, followed by the answers. Spirit River Quiz 4 1. What was Spirit River’s June Jamboree called before it … Continue reading

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June Jamboree Quiz and Questions

Spirit River Quiz #4 in honour of June Jamboree tomorrow is just below, but first a few questions that Town Spirit can’t provide answers for.  Can you?  Please comment! 1. What’s your favourite thing about June Jamboree? 2. What demonstrations, … Continue reading

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Snow in June

Ah, June!  The spring month that is most like summer.  When  the grass is green and apple trees blossom with thousands of white… blobs of snow?! That was June 3rd in Spirit River, anyway!

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Answers to Quiz III

How did you do?  Ready for some answers?  Here is Spirit River Quiz III again, with answers below. 1. What are three other names for the Moose Bird? 2. Where and when, according to rumour, did the last wild buffalo … Continue reading

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