2016 AGM and Something Old, Something New Opening Reception - Lougheed House

Posted by | June 21, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Thank you to all who attended our 2016 AGM and the Opening Reception to Something Old, Something New: 125 Years of Wedding Fashion! This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the House’s construction in 1891 and there were some special surprises this year. Dedicated Gardens volunteer Mary Faundry was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award and board member Neil Richardson was awarded the Ron Robertson Leadership Award. See some of the highlights from the evening and learn more about our current exhibit.

Ron Robertson

Past Board Chair Ron Robertson received the first of 50 special pins created by local artist Shona Rae to recognize his long-time contributions to the Lougheed House Conservation Society. The pin features a textured rendering of the House’s facade and marks the 125th Anniversary. The pin will be available in the Gift Shop as a fundraiser. Call 403-244-6333 ext. 101 for more information.

joe lougheed editedJoe Lougheed, great grandson of Sir James and Lady Isabella Lougheed, gave a special toast to celebrate the 125th Anniversary.

CrowdThe Opening Reception began later in the evening and it was well attended.

SandraExhibit Curator Sandra Morton Weizman made remarks and introduced the exhibit- a celebration of wedding fashion spanning 125 years.

_DSC1093Ann and John Brownlee, who have loaned the silk dress of Katharine Crawford Frizzell when she married Stuart Henry Brownlee in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1929, with Executive Director Kirstin Evenden. 

Looking at exhibitThe 1929 silk dress on loan from John and Ann Brownlee.

_DSC1078Board members Sue McMaster and Carol Howes with past Board Chair Ron Robertson and 125th Anniversary Project Coordinator Matt Masters.

Kenna BurimaLougheed House’s first artist in residence of 2016, Kenna Burima, performing at the AGM. Lead by Matt Masters, Lougheed House will set up several artist residences throughout the year to celebrate the 125th Anniversary. Kenna has composed several original pieces inspired by the House’s history as part of her residency.