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May Contest...Win the t-shirt of your choice!!

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May Contest...Win the t-shirt of your choice!!

It's May, the weather is beautiful and the black flies are heading south! It's time to win a t-shirt inspired by La Cloche. Win your choice of any one 'Wearable Art' from Surreal Apparel or 'Ludicrous La Cloche' t-shirts...here's how to enter!! 1. Simply go to www.paperboy.ca and pick the t-shirt that you would like to win. 2. Send an email to lacloche@gmail.com with the subject 'La Cloche in May' and include which t-shirt, size and colour you would like to win. 3. On June 1, 2021 a winner will be randomly selected from all of the email entries and they win...

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Camp Manitou & The Willisville Fire Tower

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Camp Manitou & The Willisville Fire Tower

Jack (John) Burke, the Fire Ranger, at the Willisville Fire Tower started a journal on July 12, 1927, which may be when the tower opened.'Visitors to the Tower' were signed in with the date and where they were from.On August 13, 1927 a group from Camp Manitou visited the Fire Tower and the x indicates how many times the visitor climbed the Tower. The Bull family were well represented and below is a photo of some of the Camp Manitou campers, notice the M, at Bull's camp in Miller Bay, Charlton. The photo is most likely from the same time period.Thanks for...

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Adventures in Rainbow Country

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Adventures in Rainbow Country

Adventures in Rainbow Country The popular TV series 'Adventures in Rainbow Country' was filmed in the La Cloche area of Whitefish Falls in 1969. The series was produced by Manitou Productions of Toronto. It is available today on Youtube.  A reunion for this show was held in Whitefish Falls August 11-13, 2006.  Many of the ex-cast and crew attended and a good time was had by all. It was a good opportunity to renew acquaintances and meet the cast and crew. Denis Belton did an outstanding job of organizing the reunion and his short film was a highlight of the weekend. The...

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A brief history of Fort La Cloche up to 1858

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A brief history of Fort La Cloche up to 1858

The History of Fort La Cloche Reprinted with permission from;Culture, Heritage and TourismHudson's Bay Company ArchivesArchives of Manitoba Prepared and completed in December 19, 1934     This place is mentioned as early as 1st September, 1761, by Alexander Henry, Senior, who then reports reaching:           "An island, called La Cloche, because there is here a rock, standing on a plain, which, being struck, rings like a bell."     It appears that no fort existed here when Henry passed, nor in 1789, when Roderick McKenzie visited the place. Ernest Voorhis in ‘Historical Forts and Trading Posts of the French Regime and of the...

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