File 27 - Bill Kaplanchuk

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Bill Kaplanchuk

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CA SWM RG3-005-8-27

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  • 2006 (Creation)
    Kaplanchuk, William

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1 file textual records, 2 cassette tapes [sound recordings]

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Bill Kaplanchuk attended Trappers’ Festival since its creation. In the 1950s, he began participating in events such as tea boiling and fishing, both of which he won. His daughter came in second place in the 1974 or 1975 Fur Queen pageant.

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Consists of one original cassette tape (PA2006.6.8), one access copy cassette tape (PA2006.6.9) and a transcript for the interview with Bill Kaplanchuk conducted by Nancy Shewchuk. Topics covered include the Trappers’ Festival from 1947 onwards, the Fur Queen pageants and contestants from other communities, the King and Queen Trapper events, dog sledding, the non-stop race to Flin Flon, social events, the craft shows, goose calling, trapping, making bannock, festival programs, and Trappers’ Festival improvement. Additionally, the latter portion of the interview included topics such as family history, employment, wages, education, and farming.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created June 8, 2012

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  • English

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