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Friends of Fort Malden hosts AGM

Friends of Fort Malden
The Friends of Fort Malden took a look back at its most recent year.

The organization held its annual general meeting (AGM) last Thursday night in the Commissariat. They reviewed their 2023 with Jeremy Warnock leading the review.

Warnock was president last year but Mark Feltoe became president later in the meeting. Warnock remains as treasurer.

“Last year was a bit of a different year,” said Warnock.

The Friends of Fort Malden’s largest annual fundraiser is the barbecue at Art by the River, but last year saw other events such as candlelight tours at Fort Malden National Historic Site with 50 per cent of the proceeds benefitting the Friends of Fort Malden.

Membership in the organization is still a priority, he indicated, and while happy with current membership, “we are looking for new blood and new ideas.”

The group wants to maintain the town’s historic value and promote it as well. He said they would like to put on new activities for people.

Alex Dale, interpretive officer with Fort Malden National Historic Site, updated the organization on what is happening there. He said a major flood recently took place where the dry ditches were filled with water thanks to a watermain blowout that had to be repaired. A sewer line to the museum still needs replacing, Dale added.

Dale said they received about 99 applications for post-secondary student positions. They are “swamped” in terms of getting ready for the season, which begins May 18. He said they are looking to bring back events like the murder mystery and expand the Military Heritage Days back to two days.

By Ron Giofu

Friends of Fort Malden hosts AGM

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