The Pas Winter Queen contestants wearing HBC Blanket coats at The Pas Winter Carnival, Manitoba, 1920s. The Pas Winter Carnival, also known as The Trappers’ Festival, The Hudson Bay Dog Derby or the Northern Festival, had its inaugural festival at The Pas in 1916. Pioneers would make the annual trip from northern Manitoba to The Pas to acquire supplies, to trade, and to take part in the event, which included popular events such as dogsled racing, canoe packing, tea boiling, goose calling, and pageants. | The Pas Winter Queen contestants in Manitoba, 1920s. | Hudson’s Bay Company Archives | #hbcarchives#hudsonsbaycompany#winter#queen#vintagephoto#manitoba
My great grandmother’s birthday was yesterday, January 18th, she was born in 1907 and lived for over 100 years. These photos span her life as a baby in the first pic, little girl with a giant bow on the left of the next two photos. Next you’ll see her on her high school senior portrait and at the shore. Then in her faculty photo on the right as a teacher. When she got married to Clifford in 1931 she was expected to relinquish her career, much to her dismay. But she was soon back to work after having her only daughter Marjorie who she poses with along with her mother Blanche and her grandmother Julia in the four generations photo a previously posted. The last photo is of her meeting her first great great grandchild at the age of 99. She passed away shortly after her second great great grandchild was born, she had told everyone she was just waiting to make sure we were both ok and then she was happy to let go and see all her loved ones again.