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Vaughn Wadelius

Consists of one CD (PA2006.6.83), one original cassette tape (PA2006.6.5), one access copy cassette tape (PA2006.6.6), and a transcript for the interview with Vaughn Wadelius conducted by Nancy Shewchuk. Topics covered include his first Trappers’ Festival, which was the first Trappers’ Festival of the modern era (1948), the clothing of attendees, the frozen animal displays, his father’s involvement in the Elks Club and Trappers’ Festival events, the music, community involvement, the popularity of the festival and how it has changed, being on the executive, the Fur Queen pageant, King and Queen Trapper events, the prizes, dog sled races, social events, Beer Fest, and school events.

Wadelius, Vaughn

Vaughn Wadelius collection

The collection consists of class lists (1946 – 1951), an incomplete report card, Manitoba Department of Education requisition form for the library, schedules for detention room, playground and hall duties, a letter to parents of students regarding departmental exams, a floppy disk and CD copy of The Pas School District and Kelsey School Division Alpha list of Teachers (1928 – 1960), letter from The Pas Winter Carnival requesting donations, letter from The Pas Winter Carnival announcing the first Carnival Queen and Court contest, letter of thanks for a donation, seven Grade XI examinations booklets that were Erik Wadelius’ (June 1931), several event programmes saved by Vaughn Wadelius when he was the principal of the schools, including the programmes for the official opening of Mary Duncan Elementary School (1973) and the ‘Official opening of New Addition Kelsey Elementary School’ (1972), a programme booklet for the 1949 The Pas Musical Festival (saved by Olive Wadelius), as well as the Faculty Handbook for Mary Duncan Elementary School 1984-1985 which Wadelius himself primarily compiled as principal.

Wadelius, Vaughn