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Cloyne Pioneer Museum Seeking Student Assistant Curator

by Ken Hook on February 7, 2020 No comments

Assistant Curator Position Available (Students)

Hours – 10:am to 4:pm, 6 days a week
Start/finish date – June 20 to September 7, 2020; approximately 11 weeks.
Salary is $15.00/hr.  There would be a minimum of 36 hours per week.

In general, the job requires that the student:
– Be legally entitled to work in Canada and meet criteria set out by Museums Canada.
– Not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed by the Historical Society.
– Must have been a full-time student (as defined by their educational institutions) in the semester preceding their summer job and be returning to an educational institution.
– Help operate our museum for the summer months.
– Have the ability to communicate well with visitors, with excellent verbal and writing skills.
– Be trustworthy and punctual and be computer literate.
– Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
– Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously participated in the YCW summer work experience programme.
-Contact or call 613-336-2203 for more information or visit here:

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Cloyne Pioneer Museum Seeking New Curator

by Ken Hook on November 8, 2019 No comments

Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Established in 1983, the Cloyne Pioneer Museum is seeking a new Curator. The Museum is operated by the not-for-profit Cloyne and District Historical Society. The Society’s catchment area is the Highway 41 corridor from Kaladar in the south to Denbigh and Griffith in the north, as well as Flinton to the west and Harlowe to the east. Museum collections, both in artifacts and documents, reflect the history of this area beginning from settlement times in the 1850s, with emphasis on such themes as settlement and pioneer life, mining, logging, tourism and the building of the Addington Road.

The Museum is open mid-June until Labour Day and receives over 1,000 visitors during the summer. Students are employed throughout the summer to ensure the Museum is well staffed to receive visitors.

Margaret Axford has been serving as volunteer Curator for the past 20 years and is retiring from the position. The Curator liaises between the volunteer Board of Directors, students, membership and visitors.  Exhibit maintenance, receiving photos, documents and articles for display as well as archiving are part of the Curator’s duties.

If you wish to be a vital part of preserving our local history please apply to or call 613-336-2203 for more information.

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KLA Update: Kashwakamak Lake Association Annual General Meeting & BBQ

by Ken Hook on June 27, 2019 No comments

Have you RSVP’d yet for the free BBQ following our AGM at 11:30 am on Saturday July 13th?  Please rsvp by June 30th to with your order of hamburger, sausage or veggie burger. Thanks to our sponsor, Chris Winney, Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty

Here are the AGM highlights!

Saturday, July 13th at the Northbrook Lions Hall

Doors open at 9:00 am.   Program goes from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Please come early if you need to settle up your 2019 KLA Membership fees.

Why should you attend?
1. Love Your Lake Learn about the Love Your Lake program that we will be implementing as part of the implementation of our Lake Sustainability Plan in summer 2020. Get your questions answered and meet your neighbours.

2. It’s Election time – 3 positions are open!
Representative from Brown’s Bay area
Representative from Weiss Point, East-end/Dam area

 We are looking for people who are interested in giving back to the lake and surrounding community. Board directors must be a property owners, or direct relative of a property owner. We only have 4 -5 board meetings a year – May, June, July AGM, August and September. During the off-season we can have teleconferences and/or email votes to discuss and decide on matters of interest to the KLA. We welcome new people with fresh views and ideas at all times.

There are some issues/activities that we would like to address:

  • KLA constitution and by-laws – we need to take a look and do a re-fresh/update
  • Communications – we could use people with skills in this area– writing, social media experience, newsletter layout, website etc.
  • Fundraising and special event

3. Support our Community – Bring your food bank donations!

Support our local food bank by bringing in your non-perishable food items or cash donation.

4. New – Kashwakamak Lake Maps available for sale!

You asked for it, we listened. Come and get your copy of the Kash Lake maps – available in laminated ($20) or paper ($15). Size – 18” x 36”

All welcome – you don’t need to be member to attend!

Free BBQ to follow – rsvp by June 30th to with your order of hamburger, sausage or veggie burger.

Agenda Link

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Ken HookKLA Update: Kashwakamak Lake Association Annual General Meeting & BBQ