‘Passing Time in Trout River’ draws locals and visitors alike

Diane Crocker dcrocker@thewesternstar.com
Published on July 22, 2014
Bonnie Logan, a storyteller and banjo player from Saskatoon, Sask. took part in a recent “Passing Time in Trout River” event.
Submitted photo

Looking for something to do on Tuesday night, then how about “Passing Time in Trout River.”

The town, through its heritage committee, has started weekly performances at the Trout River Interpretation Centre featuring music, dancing, storytelling, author readings, riddles and jokes.

The event started on July 8 and will run every Tuesday at 8 p.m. until Aug. 26.

Emily Butler, town clerk/manager, is one of the organizers.

She said “Passing Time” is something the town has been doing for three years.

“Parks Canada actually introduced the program with us,” said Butler.

At the time, she said there were some changes made in the Trout River Pond visitors experience and the park introduced “Passing Time” and an interpretive walk program known as “Wave of a Wave” to the town. Butler describes “Passing Time” as sort of a kitchen party.

“It’s something that is shared with our visitors that come to the area, as well as the local people,” she said.

“It’s not about we’re just bringing the local people into it, or we’re just bringing the visitors. We’ve got a mix and mingle of both.”

The first week saw approximately 65 guests attend.

The town also started its “Wave of a Wave” walk on the waterfront last week.

The event starts at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will include a visit to the Interpretation Centre, the Jacob A. Crocker House and feature talks on the lobster sanctuary, capelin spawning and the way of life in the town.

The town attracted a lot of intention over the blue whale that beached there in April.

“So we’d like to tell people about our experience with the blue whale as well,” said Butler.