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Cemetery tours, museum exhibits, BC Summer Games and more for seniors

Seniors's news and activities!
Allen House at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum. (AHN file photo)

A new byline for this column! Just a bit about myself: I’ve lived in Fort St. John since 1977—not as long as some but not a newcomer, either. I worked at Northern Lights College for 29 years and retired in June 2022. At NLC,  I held a variety of positions and taught many courses, including English, English as a Second Language, and Women’s Studies. I recently joined the Senior Citizens Association and have enjoyed meeting new people, playing cards, floor curling, and Scrabble. Ruby McBeth, who has done a terrific job writing this column for several years, has asked me to step up and help!

If you have news pertaining to seniors in our community, please contact me at or give me a call at 250-787-7311. I’ll be away at times over the summer but will do my best to hear from you and spread the news about what’s going on in the 55+ community! The deadline at the Alaska Highway News is Thursday for the next week’s edition, so the sooner you get the information to me, the better.


Alaska Highway Cemetery Tour

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Main Cemetery (9404 - 100th Ave.)

Join a guided cemetery tour of the Fort St. John Cemetery. From construction workers to entrepreneurs to ambulance drivers, the cemetery is full of people who worked and lived along the highway. Tour is $10 and can be paid at the gate of the cemetery prior to the tour. This is not a scary tour! We share stories (humorous, informative, and sometimes sad) about these people and the history of the highway while standing by their graves.


Museum Exhibit

The Museum is teaming up with the Charlie Lake Conservation Society and hosting their exhibit, The Lake Next Door, from now until Sept. 15. This is a super interactive exhibit which is great for kids (and adults) of all ages. Stay tuned for some fun events coming up later this summer that tie into this exhibit. There are still a few spaces left for classes in June and lots of space for camps in July and August. Give the museum a call at 250-787-0430 for more information.


BC Summer Games

The BC 55+ Summer Games will be held in Abbotsford, August 22-26.

How do you register?  1. Choose your Sport. 2. Contact Annette Reeder, director for Zone 12 (Peace Area) at 250-793-4394 or Heather Bickford, Registrar at 250-261-0546. 3. Once your forms are filled out, submit them, along with your fees to Heather. Note:  Registration must be completed through your Zone (Golf is not available as the playdowns have closed) Hurry! Registration closes June 14th.  For more information visit

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