Friday, 28 September 2012

2 More Doukhobor Historic Markers

Your Official Invitation
Two more Doukhobor historic markers designated by the Canadian government will be placed at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Castlegar, British Columbia. The public is invited to the ceremony on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 1 pm.
  1. Verigin, Peter Vasilevich, a National Historic Person (NHP)
  2. Migration of Doukhobors to British Columbia, a National Historic Event (NHE)
Historic committee and government officials will attend. Both memorials were designated by Parks Canada on January 28, 2008.

On August 28, 2008, the Doukhobor Dugout House, Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada (NHS) but has not yet received a plaque.

To date Doukhobors have 5 listings in the Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Each shows a description, heritage value and character-defining elements which were evaluated to qualify for the committees' selections. See a map showing locations of the 5 Doukhobor desginations — 3 in British Columbia and 2 in Saskatchewan.

The 2 previous plaques are:
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HSMBC Plaque Unveiling — The dedication ceremony report posted by Larry Ewashen, former curator, Doukhobor Discovery Centre, shows the plaque texts, 3 news clippings and photos.

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