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Ahab Constant

Consists of one cassette tape (PA2006.6.12) and a transcript for the interview with Ahab Constant conducted by Nancy Shewchuk. Topics covered include his memories of Trappers’ Festival and playing in his music group as a child.

Constant, Ahab

Albert Cowley

Consists of one minidisk (PA2008.1.18), one CD (PA2008.1.7) and a transcript for the interview with Albert Cowley conducted by Conrad Merasty and Brenda Bignell. The interview is very brief; the topics covered are limited to his life and family history.

Cowley, Albert

Annabel Sanderson

Consists of one minidisk (PA2008.1.42), two CDs (PA2008.1.34-35) and a transcript for the interview with Annabel Sanderson conducted by Keith Hyde. Topics covered include childhood, living off the land, family/home life, chores, meeting her husband, hunting and trapping, food, handmade crafts, recreational activities, working, Jock McAree, Tom Lamb, wedding, church, changes in the community, health problems, children, pastimes, survival and self-sufficiency, and spirituality.

Sanderson, Annabel

Antoinette Godin; Phil Reader

Consists of one cassette tape (PA99.2.3), one oral history summary for the tape, and two transcripts – one for the interview with Antoinette Godin conducted by Trevor Allen and one for the interview with Phil Reader conducted by Krista Cooke. Topics covered in the interview with Antoinette Godin includes Frechette’s Dairy, Godin’s Bakery, appliances, World War II, home conveniences, fishing, and childhood. Topics covered in the interview with Phil Reader include the Dog Derby, treatment of animals, Shorty Russick, Emile St. Godard, Fur Queens, crime in The Pas, the Chief of Police, smoking, moose hunting, trapping, and Toby (famous sled dog).

Godin, Antoinette

Arnold Watts

Consists of one CD (PA2005.1.34) and a transcript for the interview with Arnold Watts conducted by Mark Nabess. Topics covered include his father, work, the Red Brick School, Boomtown The Pas, plumbing, business, flood of 1948, children, grandchildren, pay, prices, different jobs he held, and plumbing projects.

Watts, Arnold

Arthur Partridge

Consists of one minidisk (PA2005.1.18), one CD (PA2005.1.33) and a transcript for the interview with Arthur Partridge conducted by Mark Nabess. Topics covered include farming, working, floods, being a carpentry helper, his youth, children, grandchildren, freight hauling, marriage, religious life, drinking, different jobs, family, and being in a care home.

Partridge, Arthur

Barbara Constant

Consists of one minidisk (PA2008.1.23), one CD (PA2008.1.3) and a transcript for the interview with Barbara Constant conducted by Keith Hyde. Topics covered include daily life, hunting/trapping, living off the land, traditional medicine, music, marriage, foster children, family, children now and then, childhood, work, elders, traditions, Opaskwayak Indian Days, Trappers’ Festival, travel, and church.

Constant, Barbara

Bill Harvey; Isabel Boyes

Consists of one cassette tape (PA2000.1.4) and one oral history interview summary for the interviews with Bill Harvey and Isabel Boyes conducted by Krista Cooke. Topics covered in the interview with Bill Harvey include farm life, employment, school, and fishing. Topics covered in the interview with Isabel Boyes include family, schooling, and employment.

Harvey, William

Bill Kaplanchuk

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.

Kaplanchuk, William

Bill Otchenash

Consists of one original cassette tape (PA2006.6.13), one access copy cassette tape (PA2006.6.14) and a transcript for the interview with Bill Otchenash conducted by Nancy Shewchuk. Topics covered include the first Trappers’ Festival he attended in 1962, his thoughts on future Trappers’ Festivals, his involvement with dog racing, breeds of dog that he used for racing and how it has changed over the years, and preparing his dogs for racing.

Otchenash, Bill

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