Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
Box 1348 Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0
Contact: Charles Helm, Vice President
February 9, 2004
The Souvenir Committee of the Tumbler Ridge
Museum Foundation comprises Crys White (chair), Rosemary Foerster
Mary Buist, Doug Foerster, George Hartford, Janet Hartford
and Hazel Peters.
These dedicated volunteers, and the museum members they cajole
into helping them, invent innovative ways of raising funds
for the Foundation’s numerous projects. Hot dogs were
the only generic sales item in 2003/4; everything else has
had an innovative twist, often dealing with dinosaurs, which
are the museum’s number one attraction.
These range from wooden dino kit puzzles to hand-thrown dinosaur
footprint pottery (mugs, bowls and platters with theropod
and ornithopod trackways), from soap bars containing mini
models to raffle tickets for handmade dinosaur quilts.
Finally, there is the coveted theropod footprint cast, which
the walls of many homes- in the Peace region and overseas.
The present committee is building on the initiatives of
the 2002 group, which also included Carolyn Golightly
now the TRMF President), Loraine Funk and Jill Mason.
and an outdoor-gear raffle were some of the successful
The effect of these sales goes a long way beyond the
dollar amount. They raise the profile of the museum
awareness of its activities, strengthening fund-raising
are presented to potential private and government funding
sources. And their uniqueness enhances the image of
Tumbler Ridge as
a progressive community with a fascinating future.
Through their selfless efforts they have raised over
$6000 for the Foundation, with a further $4000 projected
further dinosaur footprint and raffle ticket sales.
Their passion and commitment serve as a wonderful
an inspiring cause.
Crys White can be contacted at 250-242-4499 for details
on any of these souvenir items and more reading
on TRMF projects
can be viewed at www.tumblerridgemuseum.com.