This year, we had the pleasure of hosting Father’s Day Pioneer Lunch at Old Timers Cabin and celebrating NAPDA’s 124th anniversary. Many families from the community and NAPDA members attended and enjoyed the buffalo stew meal while conversing and listening to live music. On one side of the hall, there was a historical display of pioneer photos and documents, which attendees viewed attentively and asked questions about. In fact, we are pleased to welcome some new members who took interest in NAPDA and joined us that day!
The event was organized by NAPDA’s social committee–Roz Ruptash, John Tansowny and Les Lutic, along with assistance from the cabin’s staff. Thank you for the efforts everyone put.
The meal was a culinary experience that included a twist on foods our forefathers would have eaten. It was catered by Elizabethan Catering Services. The menu consisted of the following:
Prairie Buffalo & Vegetable Hot Pot
(tasty, tender chunks of Buffalo, carrots, onions, celery and potatoes in a succulent gravy)
Homemade Sourdough Bannock
(a lighter, flakier, tasty adaptation of original bannock)
Roast Potato Wedges
Tossed Garden Salad with homemade Wild Saskatoon Dressing
Wild berry Crumble with Fresh Whipped Cream
Tea & Coffee
The centrepieces on the tables were NAPDA’s history books, together with mason jars filled with natural, colourful flowers. These books and the historical display items introduced the association to new members and supporters.
Our Treasurer, Dwayne Kushniruk, entertained on accordion, and John Tansowny, one of our Directors, MC-ed the event. It is nice to have such talented people in our team.
We would like to introduce our youngest attendant at the party, Kinan, with his dad. Enjoy more photos of all the attendees in the gallery here. And remember, to keep posted on all our future events, please follow NAPDA on Facebook and Twitter @ABPioneers and @OldTimersCabin.