100th Anniversary Celebrations
Old Pinawa Dam Heritage Park
"Power For The People"
"Power to the People"
The Centennial Celebration of the Old Pinawa Dam
17 June 2006
Emcees Doug Krampetz and Gary Hanna with
Garth Fergusson of Pointe du Bois Operations, Manitoba Hydro
Garth Fergusson, Vivian Thomson, Friends of Old Pinawa,
Bruce Bremner, Regional Director of Eastern Region Operations Division, Manitoba
and Gord Jones Director of Parks & Natural Areas with Manitoba Conservation
John Clousten Division Manager – Generation South,
Power Supply Company Manitoba Hydro
Centennial Spillway Trail unveiling
Nancy Bremner (representing both Pinawa CDC and Friends of Old Pinawa)
Hydro's John Clousten and Minister of Conservation Stan Struthers
The plan for the Centennial Spillway Trail
unveiled by Hydro's John Clousten and Conservation Minister Stan Struthers
The money provided by Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Conservation will fund the
Spillway Trail and allow us to
put another runner (turbine blade) at the old dam. This new runner is
quite different from the one presently on display; it is an older design
and is the type that was used at the Pinawa Generating Station.
Paul Chapman, Mayor of Lac du Bonnet
Pinawa Mayor Len Simpson with Gary Hanna
Bruce Bremner Regional Director of Eastern Region Operations Division,
Manitoba Conservation and Gary Hanna
Vivian Thomson, Stan Struthers, John Clousten, Gary Hanna listen
while Bruce Bremner makes a presentation to the honoured guests
Ron McKinnon Manager, Winnipeg River Generating Stations Manitoba Hydro,
John Clousten, Gord Jones and Stan Struthers
after John and Stan received framed prints
Minister Stan Struthers with his Old Pinawa print
Glen Schneider, Division Manager Public Affairs
Manitoba Hydro was a surprise visitor
Time out from the walking tour to view the Upper Falls
Sightseers enjoy the Spillway tour
Face painting was popular with the children
The JABaH ensamble started the day off
in the serenety of the outdoor amphitheatre
Bob Grant piped in the dignitaries
and entertained the audiance afterwards
The children's group Just Kiddin involved the kids in their performance
Christine Schuhmann enchanted the crowd
The Thousand Island Gods rocked the audience
Photos courtesy of B. & N Bremner
The Friends of Old Pinawa wish to thank Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba
Conservation for all their help and input for the 100th Aniversary festivities.
A special thank-you to Nancy Bremner and volunteers for making the celebration
such a success.
Unfortunately, it was not possible to photograph all the events or all the
dignitaries. If you have photographs taken during our 100th anniversary
festivities that you are willing to share, please contact the Friends of Old
Nancy's Notes for more about the Centennial Celebration at the Old
Pinawa Dam Heritage Park.
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