Seniors learn about Upper Clearwater pioneers

Wells Gray Seniors Society sponsors trip to old schoolhouse in Upper Clearwater

Sharon Neufeld and Ellen Ferguson.

Sandra Holmes

On Tuesday, July 12, about 40 people met at the old schoolhouse in Upper Clearwater for a Wells Gray Country Seniors Society event.

Clara Ritcey, who grew up in the area, told stories about attending the one room school in 1940 while her sister, Ellen Ferguson gave the history of pioneer schooling.

TrevorGowardClaraRitceyClara told many entertaining stories, always emphasising how basic the school equipment was. One year the most exciting and only addition to the school equipment was a globe.

After the talk, Calvin Lutz on saxophone and Loyd Bishop on guitar entertained while the guests enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by the Upper Clearwater School Society.

When lunch was finished, the group wandered over to Trevor Goward’s home, Edgewood Blue.

The outing was organized by Wells Gray Country Seniors Society with the support of a busing grant from Wells Gray Community Forest and a grant from United Way.

WGCSS’ next event will be a speaker and lunch (with door prizes) at the Clearwater Elks Hall on Aug. 9.

At that luncheon an Aug. 24 bus trip to the Ginseng Factory in Kamloops will be finalized.

Inset photo: Trevor Goward and Clara Ritcey share a story as the group visits Goward’s home, Edgewood Blue.     Photo by Sandra Holmes

 

 

 

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