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Edmonton’s Pioneers Cabin venue turns to fundraising amid COVID-19 struggle By Allison Bench  Global News Posted December 14, 2020 1:44 pm Edmonton’s Pioneers Cabin, formerly known as the Old Timers Cabin on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Morris Gamblin / Global News A popular Edmonton venue is the latest organization facing hardship amid the COVID-19

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Call for Director Applications

The Northern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants Association is the not-for-profit organization behind the beautiful Pioneer’s Cabin on Scona Road. As we begin our strategic planning for the upcoming year, we would be delighted for new perspectives around our Board table to continue the legacy of the NAPDA and creating opportunities

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1901 Event Program & Menu

This time we are adding yet another group of valuable documents from one of the association’s events in 1901! 

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1920 Pageant Event Program & Menu

We are pleased to add another group of valuable documents from our early events in 1920. 

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1894 Dinner Menu NAPDA

Our first Annual Dinner Menu from 1894!

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NAPDA | Pioneers | James Gibbons | Alberta History

James Gibbons, A Pioneer

James Gibbons (1837-1933) was one of the earliest pioneers in Edmonton, Alberta. He is described as one of Edmonton’s “more colourful individuals”.2 No wonder. Gibbons was a prospector, hunter, fur trader, and farmer.1 Gibbons was born in Holly Hill, Donegal Ireland on Christmas day 1837. He immigrated to America in 1856

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Spring Fling Dinner & Dance

Every April, prepare to welcome spring with live music and delicious food at the charming Old Timers Cabin! Follow our social accounts for specific details, time, and tickets.    

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Why Archives Matter

Archives are collections of historical records and documents that contain information about people, events, places, or artefacts. The nature of archives is such that they touch upon wide range of life aspects, and they are, largely, actual records and items, not descriptions thereof. This makes them uniquely valuable and different

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John McDougall, A Pioneer

McDOUGALL, JOHN CHANTLER, Methodist clergyman and author; b. 27 Dec. 1842 in Sydenham (Owen Sound), Upper Canada, son of George Millward McDougall*, a farmer who was to become a Methodist missionary, and Elizabeth Chantler; m. first in the spring of 1865 Abigail Steinhauer at the Whitefish Lake mission (Alta), and they had three daughters;

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Old Timers Cabin Renovation Complete

We are glad to announce the Old Timers Cabin renovation project has finally been completed. The contracting company is WC Blasting and the project funding authority is Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Below are photos of different sides of the cabin to show the end result which we are in love

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