RESTORATION SOCIETY

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The Bow Valley Ranche Historical Society is a non-profit charitable society, incorporated in Alberta in 1995. The society was established by local residents, Larry and Mitzie Wasyliw, who were concerned that The Ranche House was in danger of demolition due to budget restraints and the lack of government funds.

The Ranche House and associated buildings in Fish Creek Provincial Park were boarded up and left silent, as they were no longer required by the Government of Alberta. Larry and Mitzie Wasyliw recognized this pivotal landmark of Canadian history that touched the business, social, government and entrepreneurial roots that have built our country.

In 1995, they determined that The Ranche House was structurally sound but in serious need of repair and they established Bow Valley Ranche Historical Society  with a mandate to restore and oversee the Bow Valley Ranche to its original turn of the century grandeur.

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available to assist the Society with current and future projects at the Bow Valley Ranche.

Meet The Society

Council of Elders

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Raymond ManyBears

Kaiyiitsapaomahka
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Niitsitapi Traditional Spiritual Elder for the Sacred Societies, Weasel Tribe

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Greta ManyBears

Aakaohksik’kitstakiyaakii
Many Offering Women

Niitsitapi Elder, Knowledge Keeper, Skilled Craftsperson of Traditional Musical Instruments and Beadwork

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Peter Weasel Moccasin

Miiniipoka
Berry Child

Niitsitapi Traditional Spiritual Elder for the Sacred Societies, Weasel Tribe

Directors

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Larry Wasyliw

President & Casino Chair,

The Bow Valley Ranche

Historical Society

CEO

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Chris Feist

Vice President

Fred Fenwick

Legal Counsel

Kim Fankhanel

Accounting/Treasurer

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Rob Lennard

BVR Learning Center

Historial Education and Outreach 

Program Coordinator

Karla McInnis

BVR Curator of The Native Gardens

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Clare Wallace

BVR Curator of The Native Gardens

Christina Steed

Education and Communication

Members

Nicole Tritter

BVR Art Curator

iiststii'ik Executive Director

Landscape Designer

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Mary Vlooswyk

BVR Poet Laureate

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Morag Northey

iiststii'ik Executive Producer & Director

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