February Member Update

We just wanted to forward along a member update to keep you in the loop of what the Bralorne Pioneer Museum and the Bridge River Valley Community Association is doing.

The Annual Accomplishment Report for the Museum is complete, it is in magazine format, have a read:

If you missed BRVCA’s Annual Accomplishment Report it is here:

Now is the time to renew your membership if you have not already done so.  Your membership means a lot to us, it encourages us.  And, it also shows ministries and other “official” types that we are an organization that truly represents our community.
Renew here:

Many of you may be aware we produce a 10 edition per year newsletter called the Mountain Telegraph but did you know we produce it in digital edition as well.  The Mountain Telegraph provides an in-depth look at many different aspects of life in the Valley.

Here is a link to an edition of it:

Here is a link to purchase 10 editions at the very affordable price of $45:

We are all missing prepping for Winterfest and will miss the day even more.  However, we always have things to do and we are currently working on the publishing part of the Norm Gronskei book of his stories, Behind the Gold.  The profit from sales of the book will support the Museum (2/3’s) and the Mountain Telegraph (which he loved) (1/3).  If you would like to know more about this project and make a small donation to the publishing costs see this link:   https://brvca.ca/gronskei/       Thanks very much to the SLRD Select Funds, Dir. Sal Demare for his commitment of $2,200.  We are still about $1,000 shy on publishing so anything you can do to share Norm’s stories with current and future generations will be greatly appreciated.

In January we had our All Financial Meeting.  In that meeting all the treasurers from each committee, our Board Treasurer Michelle Nortje and our Financial Administrator Cara Demare get together and review our financial policy and procedures.  We also “haggle” over shared costs such as bookkeeping, insurance, asset amenity funds and so on. We don’t really haggle but sometimes it’s a good discussion.  We train our treasurers on what the reports we give them mean and also what to look for…like mistakes. 

As many of you know, our office at 104 Haylmore Ave. is still closed.  We were just about to reopen it when the dreaded 2nd wave hit, so it is still closed.  The office is small, with not great ventilation and we want to make sure it is safe for you and for our staff.    Our staff, Jenny and Emilie are working from home and from the office as needed.  They are the epitome of reliability, adaptability, resilience and commitment, and we are so very, very fortunate that they work for all of us!

Our next board meeting is February 22 and we will make sure to send you all a report following that meeting.

Pat Dahle

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