2006 Events


2006 Archaeology Reunion, May 20


Guests included MP Maurice Vellacott, Saskatchewan Culture Minister Glenn Hagel, and MC Norm Rebin. The thesis written by graduate student Meagan Brooks was presented to representatives of the Verigin Museum, the Castlegar (BC) Museum and Saskatoon Doukhobor Society. A walkabout tour followed.

Photo: Brenda Cheveldayoff and Meagan Brooks

Leo Tolstoy Birthday Celebration

Doukhobor Dugout House hosted a guest speaker who talked about Tolstoy's life, and in a re-enactment, Tolstoy read from his books. His birthday was celebrated with a cake.

In 2006 stabilization of the Dugout House was started with the construction of steps and railing, made of wood and stone.

Oospenia Spring Official Naming

Oospenia Spring was officially named. Johnathon Kalmakoff was on hand to present a scroll to mark the occasion. A plaque to mark this historical location will be unveiled in 2007.


Johnathon Kalmakoff presents Brenda Cheveldayoff with scroll marking the naming of the spring.

 Tolstoy and guest at birthday celebration; cake for Tolstoy's birthday; Brenda Cheveldayoff and Tolstoy at start of tour.