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The oldest hotel cont'd...
Introduction to Minjmendaan
is Ojibwe for
"to keep in mind;
to remember"
Native Heritage
Minjmendaan, Summer 2003
In this issue:

100th Anniversary of Killarney's oldest hotel

Julia Peladeau of the Wapoose family

Michif: Unique language of the Metis people

News from the past:
Golden wedding at
       Killarney, 1899

Pilot rescues  
       fishermen from
       drifting ice, 1940

Remembering Killarney's Angel: Nancy Pitfield

The sad death of Andre Proulx

The Lourdes Grotto of St. Bonaventure's Parish

The Metis sash

Descendants of Ezekiel Solomon reunite

From the cookbook of Josephine Low

The sacred tree

...Mr. McDonald announced he would rebuild the hotel as quickly as pssible.

Work began about one month after the fire. At the end of September, Mr. McDonald informed the Expositor that his new hotel was 36 x 72 feet and three stories high. The newspaper also reported it was ...fitted up in most modern style in reference to light, water, baths, etc. In the sitting rooms are placed cheerful fire place. Messrs. Bryan Manufacturing Co. of Collingwood were the contractors. They made the plans and did all the wood work.

The work was started on the 22nd of June and the house was completed on the 6th of August, pretty quick work for so large a building. Mr. McDonald is highly pleased with their work and would recommend them to anyone having building to do.

The Killarney Hotel still welcomes visitors, as the Sportsmans Inn, at the west end of Channel Street. Over the last century, thousands of visitors have enjoyed her hospitality, and she has hosted countless community events, including dances, Hallowe'en gatherings, and wedding feasts. Operators Ted East and Alana Everson began celebrating the Inn's 100th Anniversary on New Year's Eve -- may the festivities continue!