Restored Grist Mill Back On Display

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2013
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Grist Mill Restored

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is pleased to have the restored Grist (Flour) Mill back on display. Thanks to the generous donation of material from Kalesnikoff Lumber and the volunteer efforts of the USCC Kootenay Men’s Group the fully restored mill was put back on display across from the Castlegar airport along Heritage Way, the entrance to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Originally built in Saskatchewan and brought to British Columbia in 1908, the artifact was once used to mill flour by the Doukhobors in BC but, after years of neglect, had fallen to decay – until now. Various other artifacts are also slated for restoration in the near future.

The Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society is inviting all members of the community to a “Community Appreciation Open House” on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre (Doukhobor Village Museum) from 10 am to 5 pm. Come and see the fully restored grist mill and all the other improvements that have taken place over this past summer. Bring family, friends, a picnic lunch and enjoy a leisurely day viewing the various displays in and around the grounds of the museum. An open mic will be available – admission is by donation. Thanks to Kootenay Market for the donation of cookies and light refreshments.

USCC Kootenay Men’s Group volunteers Mike Semenoff, Gerry Hoodicoff, Bill Popoff and Walter Kanigan assemble the restored grist mill.

USCC Kootenay Men’s Group volunteers Mike Semenoff, Gerry Hoodicoff, Bill Popoff and Walter Kanigan assemble the restored grist mill at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre across from the Castlegar airport. ~ Lisa Poznikoff photo.

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