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Forth Junction Project
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The Forth Junction Heritage Society

is a Registered Charitable Society under the Alberta Societies Act and the Canada Revenue Agency


Forth Junction banner used at public eventsVISION:
To be Central Alberta's world class heritage destination celebrating the past, present and future of trails, trains and transit.


MISSION STATEMENT:
To preserve, promote and share the transportation heritage of our community and region; and to pass that heritage to future generations in a sustainable and interactive way through education, advocacy and nurturing a passion for the continuous evolution of trail, rail and transit.

VALUES:
Collaboration, History, Education, Sustainability


PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
1. to educate the public on the evolution of the railway, historic trails and transit in the settlement and development of Western Canada through workshops, displays, and interactive interpretation;
2. to preserve the trail, rail and transit heritage of Central Alberta through the acquisition, preservation and restoration of railway and other ground transportation artifacts.


The Forth Junction Heritage Society was created by a group of railway and transit historians, model railroaders and transportation visionaries in the spring of 2009 to:
 
- promote the concept of the Red Deer region as a world-class centre for the 
   celebration of the railway as a catalyst for economic development of regions in
   Western Canada;

 
Forth Junction display at Supertrain Calgary 2010- advocate for the creation of a world-class
   authentic and sustainable major attraction
   with a railway theme in the immediate Red Deer area;
 
- preserve the rail, trail and transit heritage of Central Alberta;
 
Forth Junction display at Supertrain Calgary 2010- create a multi-scale miniature
   rail interactive representation
   of the evolution of the city
   and region as changes
   occurred in technology,
   prosperity, values and world
   events;
 
- explore how future transportation can move people efficiently in an
   environmentally-friendly, healthy and productive manner;
 
- advocate for the creation of a family heritage activity and nature park
   as a fun and educational place to gather and explore.
 

 
A big thank you to
 

 
Now-closed C&E Railway Station Museum in south Edmontonfor the gifting of the 200+ item collection of the now-closed
Calgary & Edmonton Railway Station Museum
to the Forth Junction Heritage Society in September 2018

 
This collection will be carefully stored until the Society can find or build a facility to exhibit and interpret the artifacts and the history of the Calgary & Edmonton Railway (1890 to 1907) in an appealing way as part of a transportation-themed group of attractions in a family-oriented rail park
in the immediate Red Deer area.
 


 
A big thank you
for a $2,950 Community Culture Opportunities Grant through the City of Red Deer
for the transfer and storage of the 200+ item collection of the now-closed
Calgary & Edmonton Railway Station Museum
to the Forth Junction Heritage Society in September 2018


Please Donate to the Forth Junction Project
using your Paypal account or favourite credit card (click on the donate button right), any amount you wish and indicate which project you would prefer the donation to go to from the following (if no project is indicated, the donation will go to General):
 
  - General Start up Costs
  - Studies - Feasibility, management, environmental, traffic, etc.
  - Museum Development
  -  Rail Park Development
 
You will receive a tax-deductible receipt in the mail.

The poster pictured below is the first of several limited-print 13"x19" posters (developed by Brian McLoughlin) being sold to raise funds for the objectives of the Forth Junction Heritage Society. Only 100 of each will be printed and are being sold at $10 each. Contact Paul at paul@forthjuncion.ca for availability.

 

Poster #1 of a limited-print series being sold at $10Board of Directors 2017-18:
Paul Pettypiece (President), Evan Bedford (Secretary),
Brian McLoughlin (Vice-President), Steve Parkin (Treasurer),
Lawrie Hignell, Richard Astle, Jim Mattheis, Roy Sirman
Current (2017-18) members in addition to 8 Board Members: David Craig,
Ed Molenkamp, Heather Shannon, Lane Petrosenko, Clayton Hazlett,
Rod Trentham, Bill Wilson, Dennis Downham, Liz Taylor, Morris Flewwelling

2016-17
members: Paul Pettypiece, Evan Bedford, Brian McLoughlin, Steve Parkin,
Heather Shannon, Roy Sirman, Dennis Downham, Lawrie Hignell, Richard Astle,
Jim Mattheis, Bill Wilson, Ellen Wilson, David Craig, Ernie Beskowiney, Ed Molenkamp

2015-16 members: Paul Pettypiece, Brian McLoughlin, Steve Parkin, Heather Shannon,
Roy Sirman, Dennis Downham, Evan Bedford, Bill Wilson, Ellen Wilson, Richard Astle, Lawrie Hignell, Laddi Pettypiece, Ronald Simonson
2014-15 members: Paul Pettypiece, Brian McLoughlin, Steve Parkin, Heather Shannon,
Roy Sirman, Dennis Downham, Evan Bedford, Bill Wilson, Richard Astle, Lawrie Hignell
2013-14
members: Paul Pettypiece, Brian McLoughlin, Steve Parkin, Heather Shannon,
Roy Sirman, Roger Bouchard, Dennis Downham, Evan Bedford, Bill Wilson, Richard Astle,
Lawrie Hignell, Peter Wagstaff

2012-13 members: Paul Pettypiece, Brian McLoughlin, Steve Parkin, Heather Shannon,
Roy Sirman, Peter Wagstaff,Roger Bouchard, Dennis Downham, Evan Bedford, Bill Wilson,
Ellen Wilson, Richard Astle, Lawrie Hignell, Kenneth James, Tony Blake, Rod Trentham,
Ben Alain, Don Holt, Virginia Holt
2011-12 members: Paul Pettypiece, Brian McLoughlin, Steve Parkin, Orval Snider,
Heather Shannon, Roy Sirman, Peter Wagstaff, Roger Bouchard, Dennis Downham,
Michael Dawe, Evan Bedford, Bill Wilson, Ernie Beskowiney, Richard Astle, Bill Lundie,
Wayne Brow, Steven Ruthven
2010-11 members: Paul Pettypiece, Darcy Colenutt, Roy Sirman, Heather Shannon, Steve Parkin, Michael Dawe, Orval Snider,
Roger Bouchard, Steven Ruthven, Dean Jorden, Innisfail Historical Society, Andrew Stott, Martin Parsons, Peter Wagstaff,
Ernie Beskowiney, Dennis Downham, Gerry Gummo, Preston Parks, Bill Wilson, Ellen Wilson, Rich Graydon 
2009-10 members: Paul Pettypiece, Darcy Colenutt, Roy Sirman, Heather Shannon, Audrey Reid, Steve Parkin, Michael Dawe, Orval Snider

 
In Memoriam:
Ellen Wilson
(1933-2017). Ellen passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017. He is survived by her husband, Bill, 2 sisters, one son, two step-sons and 7 grandchildren. She was a member of the society for 6 years. She and her husband, Bill, have operated the Alberta Central Railway Museum southeast of Wetaskiwin since 1992.
Orval Snider
(1928-2012). Orval passed away peacefully on June 6, 2012. He is survived by his wife, seven children, 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One of his unfulfilled dreams was that a steam locomotive be located in front of the historic Red Deer downtown CPR station. Another was that an elevated high speed rail line be established between Calgary and Edmonton through Red Deer. His contribution to the FJHS Board will be missed.

Major Donations to FJHS: the 200+ item C&E Railway Station Museum collection from the Junior League of Edmonton in Sept. 2018; $2,950 Cultural Opportunities Grant from the City of Red Deer for the transportation and storage of the C&E Railway Station Museum collection Sept. 2018
Contributors to FJHS: abc Restaurant (meeting space), Skip Fuller (switch lock), Lawrie Hignell (cash), David Craig (cash), Morris Flewwelling (museum manual), Olive Iddiols (telegraph equipment), RD County Div.2 Recreation & Culture Board (contribution), Red Deer Archives (access to historic photos), Calgary Supertrain 2010, 2011 & 2012 (contribution), The Hub on Ross (meeting space), Fun Times Hobby (discount on supplies), Enderby BC Museum (original section of C&E rail)

Letters of Support:
Tourism Red Deer, Central Alberta Historical Society, Red Deer County, Springbrook Community Association


Powerpoint Slide Show: Progress and Current Vision of the Forth Junction Project 2012
                                                                                                  (presented at FJHS AGM Oct. 2012)

 
AGM 2012 Progress Report
AGM 2011 Progress Report
AGM 2010 Progress Report

Strategic Plan

 

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