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Anne, Princess Royal

Written by: Emily Karklin Anne, Princess Royal is the second born child to the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. She has three brothers, one of which is King Charles III of England. She has two children with her first husband Captain Mark Phillips named Zara and Peter. She is an…

Selkirk and World War 2

Selkirk’s War Effort Written by: Emily Karklin Beginning on September 1st 1939, World War 2 lasted 6 years and one day. With World War 1 being the ‘war to end all wars’ no one was expecting it. Approximately 1,159,000 Canadians (both men and women) enlisted throughout the war effort. Canada did not join the war…

Suffragettes in Selkirk

Written by: Emily Karklin Happy Canadian Women’s History Month! European women in Manitoba won the right to vote on January 28, 1916. This, of course, did not come easily. One woman who not only advocated for women’s rights but also human rights amongst other things was Margret Benedictsson. She was born in Northern Iceland to…

Selkirk Comes Alive Exhibits 

Selkirk Museum Presents: Selkirk Comes Alive Exhibits  We here at Selkirk Museum have created virtual exhibits to accompany each historical presentation at our second annual Selkirk Comes Alive event, which takes place on September 24, 2022. We want to thank those who have helped us bring these stories to life, and we are honoured to…

Selkirk and Hockey

Written by: Emily Karklin The Origins of Hockey Hockey, the national winter sport of Canada. Our love for the rink has grown immensely throughout the decades, but did you know that hockey is not a Canadian invention? It was not even the national winter sport of Canada until 1994. Prior to this the national winter…

Mortgage Burning Parties

Written by: Emily Karklin How it All Started Today, with rising inflation rates, many people cringe at the thought of buying a new house. New generations they don’t get to think about the good old days of being able to pay off mortgages and being able to throw mortgage burning parties. Mortgages have been around…

Crying Rooms

Written by: Emily Karklin Not Something to Cry About Have you ever gone to a theatre to enjoy a movie when all of a sudden you hear a child crying and giving their parents a hard time? Have you been one of those parents who wished they could take their child somewhere quiet but could…