ST. CHARLES CHURCH - TAWATINAW
In 1917, a log church was replaced with this frame structured building and all the work was donated by the parishioners. Once or twice a month the priest travelled 21 kilometers by horse and buggy via the Athabasca Landing Trail to serve this parish. During the winter he came by horse and cutter which took many hours, keeping his feet warm with a coal briquette foot warmer heater. He had a small barn behind the church for his horse and feed suplies. He stayed overnight in the back of the church which was partitioned off and equipped with a stove and bed. His dog, Prince always travelled with him.
In 1935 this church was moved from about one quarter mile to it's present location here in the hamlet of...
Born in the pristine wilderness of northern Alberta, Shirley became aware of the beauty and design in nature. It all began by making hundreds of decorative mud pies as a young girl. She was designing pictures and jewellery with seashells in her teenage years, and then moved on to ceramics as a young adult. Shirley always used her creative energy. One constant, though, was her love of photography which began at age 14 when Shirley bought her first camera. Being an art major in the field of education was a big help in improving her photography. After retirement she began selling prints at arts and craft shows. And now Shirley would like to share some of her favorites with you.
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