Marketing and Fundraising
Lac du Bonnet has a long and rich cultural heritage that is unique to Manitoba. Many communities in Manitoba owe their development and settlement of their lands by immigrant farmers. This has provided them with a rich agricultural heritage which is exemplified in local museums. Lac du Bonnet is situated on the interface between the rich prairie lands and the Canadian shield. This has provided a rich diversity of immigrants to our community, including farmers , lumbermen, trappers, miners and merchants .They were also able to interact with the native aboriginal people they found in the area. It is the goal of the Society to highlight these unique features in the Museum.We take this time to invite you to share your family history.
The Society wishes to thank the donors of the artifacts that have been collected and catalogued during the past few months. This work is ongoing as the displays evolve. Artifacts are graciously accepted
Every enterprise or undertaking requires that people become aware of what organisation has to offer. This website offers this kind of information for residents of Lac du Bonnet. An integral part of this awareness is fund raising. This activity serves two purposes: the first is to raise funds for the operation of the museum and the second is to make people aware of what we are doing in the community to preserve the past for present and future residents in the Lac du Bonnet community.
Wine & cheese Fundraiser December 7, 2012
Wine and Cheese Fundraiser December 10, 2010
A Wine and Cheese Fundraiser was held on December 9, 2010, at the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre.
The celebration format has not changed much through the years. A popular draw to the event is the fish smoked locally by one of our members. In additon, a wide variety of appetizers were offered together with crackers and cheeses. Wines from many countries, and including some Canadian beers, were offered for sale. The free punch as always is a popular refreshment. Towards the end of the evening coffee was served together with a wide assortment of home-made dainties.
Each year as in the past years singers and musicians from the community volunteered to entertain the crowd. This year it was the sweet voice of Esme Boone and the gentle sounds of a golden harp that she hand-crafted for herself. The relaxing ambiance is helped by low overhead lighting and the glowing candlelight centering each table.
The crowd generously participated in the purchase of items presented for auction. Also available were 50/50 tickets and door prizes.
It is through the generosity that our community displays at this type of fund-raiser that will allow the Society to complete the building renovations and open it as a museum during the summer of 2011.
Miriam Simoens, Secretary
The Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society Inc. March, 2011
Wine and Cheese Fundraiser December 11, 2009
The Historical Society held its second annual “Wine and Cheese” evening fundraiser on December 11, 2009, at the local community center. This year the special “background” entertainers were three young people, Sarah-Jane Nesbit,
Loreena Kardash and Les Poss using keyboard and vocals. Then, the local Lutheran Church Choir volunteered a few carols to really get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
The 170 guests sat at round tables covered with white cloths upon which Christmas decorations were placed, including candles that sparkled in the dim light.
The festive food tables included delicious home-smoked fish, a variety of cheeses and home-made hors d’oeuvres, with a wide variety of sweet dainties. Although the wine was enjoyed, beer, coffee and a refreshing non-alcoholic punch were also served.
Throughout the evening different types of fund raisers like, 50/50 draw, rainbow auction, silent auction and a game referred to as “Heads and Tails” were played. The Society made a net profit of just over $4000. – tidy sum which will come in handy as renovations of the Hans Erickson cottage continue in 2010.
The Historical Society is most appreciative of all those who so generously contributed with their time, talents and donations to this worthy cause.
Miriam Simoens, Secretary,
The Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society Inc.