Heritage Week February 21-26, 2022

"Altogether Inclusive.
We work best when we work together."

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum are celebrating the 26th Annual Heritage Week from February 21-26, 2022, with a different look. The Village & Museum are taking our Heritage Week activities online, and we are partnered with The Mall at Piccadilly for a Covid-19 safe week of celebration. So get ready to discover our rich local heritage in a whole new way.

This year's heritage week theme is "Altogether Inclusive. We work best when we work together." For decades, many Secwépemc First Peoples supported settlers in projects that had a positive environmental impact. Respect, inclusivity, and sharing knowledge created benefits for us all.

We encourage our community to follow all Covid-19 protocols while celebrating Heritage Week.  Discover the history and stories that have shaped our community and rooted us in our past. We invite you to participate in our online activities and contests, stay within your household bubble, and have some safe fun.
Click here for activities and contests.

Kick-back, browse, and bid!

The week-long event kicks off with our second annual online auction. Bidding opens Monday, February 21, at 9 am and closes Saturday, February 26, at 3 pm. Register as a bidder, and the online platform allows instant updates if you've been outbid, ensuring you don't miss out on the items you want to win. It is fun and easy. 

Copy and paste or click on the following link.


to check out items up for bid.

Watch for new items added and be ready to start bidding when the online auction goes live on February 21 at 9 am.   

You will find amazing items that local businesses, organizations and individuals have generously donated to this fundraising online auction. There are over one hundred items to bid on, and there is something for everyone. Items up for bid include various gift certificates for grocery stores, spa services, entertainment, food and beverage, car maintenance, and tax services. There are gift baskets, pet care, clothing, artwork, home decor items, and so much more.

The Salmon Arm community made the online auction one of the Village's most successful fundraising events in 2021. Please help us do it again. Check it out and place your bids before the auction closes Saturday, February 26 at 3 pm. Follow the link above or click here to register as a bidder and get started.

When the auction closes on February 26, you can pay through PayPal at the checkout. Millions of people trust PayPal to buy, sell, and send money—without sharing their financial information. Or, on Monday, February 28, call the Village at 250-832-5243 to pay over the phone with your credit card.

Winning bidders can pick up their items at R.J. Haney Heritage Village from February 28 to March 4, from 10 am – 5 pm. We will be offering curbside pickup. Follow the signs when you enter the Village.

From February 21-26, enter the Heritage Week online contests by visiting our website page, "What's Happening," for rules and information. Participate in as many of the contests or activities as you want. Your name will be entered into random draws for a great prize for each activity. Winners of the online contests will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and our website from February 28 - March 4. Remember to stay within your household bubble, be kind and follow Covid-19 safety protocols.

On This Spot Photo Contest.

The On This Spot app will take you on guided walking tours of Salmon Arm's history. Download the app on Google Play or the App Store to get started. Post your favourite photos to your social media sites and our Facebook and Instagram pages. Use the hashtag #haneyheritagevillage and be entered to win - it's that easy!

Heritage Week Scavenger Hunt.

Visit our website, print the Scavenger Hunt Map and Clues, then head downtown to find the items, challenges or riddles! Once completed, submit your answers to info@salmonarmmuseum.org, and we will let you know how you did and enter your name in a random draw.


Colouring Contest

Download the colouring pages from our website.  When you are done, post it to our Facebook and Instagram pages using the hashtag #haneyheritagevillage to be entered into a random draw. Also, check out the word search and crossword puzzles.

From February 21-26, visit the Mall at Piccadilly and check out the heritage week displays with our community partners. While you are there, enter to win the Whatzit contest by finding the hidden artifacts throughout the mall. Drop your entry form off at the draw barrel at centre court by February 26. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

Play safe, and please follow all the Covid-19 safety protocols. Join us online from February 21-26 and celebrate the 26th Heritage Week.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization that proudly preserves the history of Salmon Arm and surrounding area's. The facility is managed by the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association. The donations and proceeds from Heritage Week support the amazing projects and educational programs at the Heritage Village & Museum.

Located on the east side of Salmon Arm at 751 Highway 97 B, it is the Shuswap's largest heritage destination. It welcomes visitors from far and wide to discover how the early settlers and pioneers of the Shuswap lived. Set on 40 acres of the prettiest farmland in the Shuswap, the site comprises 24 buildings that are either replicas or originals and over 30 exhibits, including the original 1910 Haney House. Your admission includes access to the Heritage Village and Museum, Children's Discovery Centre, Sprig of Heather restaurant, walking trails, daily activities and tours.

The Montebello Museum is the recipient of the 2018 Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Commercial Building Awards "Award of Merit" and the Associations Canada 150 Lasting Legacy Project. Nine storefronts complete the Village stories, such as the Salmon Arm Observer, Demers and Tillman Pool Hall and Barbershop, the McGuire General Store, Lingford and Honey Photo Studio and the E.A. Palmer Butcher Shop. It is the home of the Ernie Doe Archives Room, the Museum's collection and Gallery.

The Children's Museum and Discovery Centre and Outdoor Play Area provide hours of playful discovery for families. Located on the Broadview School House's main level in the heart of the Village, the Children's Museum and Discovery Centre themes are nature, water, and history. The outdoor play area is located directly behind the Discovery Centre.

If you are looking for a unique lunch experience, the Village's licensed full-service restaurant, the Sprig of Heather, offers indoor and outdoor seating for up to 150 guests. It is also the new home for Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre dinner service. The commercial kitchen handles all the culinary needs for the daily menu and catering for events, weddings and corporate functions at the Heritage Village.
Just want to come for lunch? Ask for a free visitors pass to the restaurant at the ticket kiosk.

A must-see is our very popular Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre Production. You can enjoy a home-cooked meal and live theatre every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evening in July and August. It is a highlight of Salmon Arm's summer cultural entertainment!
Seating is limited - call 250-832-5243 to reserve your tickets today. The ticket price includes your admission to the Heritage Village.

The property boasts a 2.3-kilometre walking trail in a woodland setting covering two climatic zones, which parallels Canoe Creek. With a Trail Guide in-hand, visitors discover the property's natural history and identify the plants used by First Nations and early settlers.

Visitors can also participate in the many special events hosted at the Village with our community partners throughout the season, including High Tea, the Annual Car Show, Harvest Celebration and more.

Some of the best memories are made at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum, and a visit from May through September is well worth the trip!

For more information on annual passes and events, or if you would like to become a membervolunteer or donor, contact R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum by phone at 250-832-5243 or check out our website by clicking here.


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