CHC News: April Edition

CHC News: April Edition

Welcome to the team, Gordon!

Hello Kootenays! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Gordon Sheridan, and I am very proud to announce that I am the new Program Coordinator for the Cranbrook History Centre. Some of you may remember me from other positions I’ve held around town such as film lectures given at Key City Theatre, Managing the Wildhorse Theatre, my family’s cult and classic film business The REP, or producing the play The Fighting Days for Cranbrook Community Theatre. All of which helped in one way or another to finally leading me here—and I couldn’t be happier about it!

My family and I moved here from Hamilton, Ontario in 2017. We had visited family here twice and the call of the mountains was enough to make us give up our Eastern big city life. Amazon packages may come from Ontario, but that doesn’t make it the center of the universe. BC has been very good to us since we got here. Affording all of us opportunities we couldn’t imagine when we left our old life behind. (Haven’t regretted it for a second BTW.) You could say we like it here.

I am a lifelong educator, having taught English, Social Sciences and Creative Writing courses for most of my adult life. Whether I am in a classroom or not I am always going to be an educator, and that role plays perfectly into my new position here. I’m happy to announce that everyone here is open to and excited about my ideas in programming and events. You’ll be seeing some of them in the near future, but I’ll tease my favourite… how would you like to attend a party where maybe not everyone leaves alive? No, it’s not Squid Games. I’m very excited that the Cranbrook History Centre will be host to Murder Mystery Dinner Parties. If that’s got you excited then be sure to check back often, as other programming and events will be coming all too soon.

Please say hi when you’re in. I’d love to see you.


What is the AGM?

The Annual General Meeting of the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Society will be held at the Cranbrook History Centre’s Royal Alexandra Hall, 57 Van Horne St. S, Cranbrook BC, on April 30th, 2022 at 6:15 pm Mountain Time. Here is what we will discuss:

1. To receive the financial statements of the Society for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

2. To receive the reports of the Board of Directors.

3. The Election of Officers

4. and to consider such other business as may properly come before the annual general meeting.

Nominations are now open for the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Society Board of Directors.

If you have an interest in the preservation and celebration of local heritage, have time, experience and/or skills in; grant writing, events management, administration, bookkeeping, volunteer coordination, the Societies Act, fundraising, marketing, or have a technical background in heritage and culture management, please consider serving on the Board or as a committee leader.

While nominations can be made right up to and including at the AGM, we kindly ask that they be submitted before April 21st, 2022 so that the names of those who have accepted the nomination can be introduced in the AGM member package.

The nominee must be a member in good standing to serve on the Board of Directors.

For questions or to submit a nomination, contact info@visitorservices