Landmark season for DDC
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre (DDC) has completed its 38th season, and is pleased to report its highest attendance, sales and revenue to date. Visitors attended from a total of 73 different states, provinces and countries. With the close of the season, two new signs have been erected at the turn-in to the DDC.
The first one announces the opening dates and times for the convenience of tourists. The other sign completes the roadside turn in with the installation of the final panel, which reads: Welcome to Ootishenie, The Valley of Consolation, Toil and Peaceful Life. The art work is contributed by well known artist, George Koochin.
This area was named Ootishenie by Peter V. Verigin in 1908 in the belief that the Doukhobors would find consolation in their new found home after the cancellation of their homestead entries in Saskatchewan in 1906.
The DDC is currently preparing exhibits for the 2010 season and continues with sales in the Village Gallery, most notably the 2010 calendar and the Psalmist Project.
For further information, call Larry at 250-365-5327.