Thursday, 19 July 2018

Lost Creek Mine meeting

Members met again! Now we know where the gold is!

Monday, 26 March 2018

From Daryl Friesen’s treasure trove comes this nice map said to be: "From the new book Slumach’s Gold.” Though perhaps intended to be included, the map was not used for the 1972 issue of the bestseller. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Thanks Daryl!

The Province, September 2, 2007
page B4 The Unwind Section

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Having a look at the Wild Duck Inn map

Garth, Fred, Brian and Don in front of the famed map. Photo by Terry Marshall
Preparing for the ascent at Bruce’s. Photo by Terry Marshall.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The truth and nothing but the truth?

Photo by Terry Marshall
As always Brian gave a great rendition of Slumach’s legend to an appreciative audience. Don (r) and Fred (l) tried to keep Brian honest — really not that easy. 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Brian lecturing in Abbotsford

On Tuesday, February 13th, starting at 10 am, Brian Antonson is presenting an updated version of the story of Slumach’s gold.
Location: Abbotsford Recreation Centre (Senior Activity Centre), 2499 McMillan Road, at the corner of Old Yale.
Everyone welcome. You don’t have to be a senior to attend. Brian is an excellent presenter and his talk is well worth the entry fee of $7.00.
Click here for more information about Brian’s and other Learning Plus classes.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Black Bond Books -- supporting local authors

Fact and  Fiction: Slumach and the Lost Creek Mine is now completely sold out. It was the #1 selling book in the Regional section for 2017 at Black Bond Books in Haney. 

Fred at Black Bond Books in Haney on Authors for Indies day in April 2017. "Indies" stands for independent book stores.  

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Wild Duck Inn map

What happened to the large map of Pitt River and Pitt Lake mounted on the wall behind the bar in Port Coquitlam's Wild Duck Inn? Some thought that it had been painted on a wall and was  therefore lost but a an article with a photo showing the framed map up mentioned that it and other items were up for sale in 2000.
The map was NOT painted on a wall but on sheets of fibreboard and we now know that it was purchased at the final auction at the Wild Duck Inn by of a long-time frequent visitor to the pub -- now a resident of Whonnock. As the attached pictures show the map is in excellent condition. Space did not allow taking a frontal picture of the entire map -- that has to wait until this summer.
According to the present owner the map was hidden behind behind some other images in the last year.  Click on images to enlarge.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Donnelly Rhodes 1937 – 2018

Veteran actor Donnelly Rhodes played the old prospector in Michael Colliers’s  docudrama “Curse of the Lost Gold Mine.”