The memorial went as planned. The weather
was perfect. Thanks to all who participated
During August, a small show of Ellen's work
can be seen in the window of the
During September 2014, a show of Ellen's
-- small gods of the alphabet -- never before on public
display -- will be featured in the Drumheller
Municipal Library Gallery.
Memorial for Ellen
1:00 PM, Saturday August 9, 2014
at the Swalwell Cemetery
Everyone is welcome
1:00 PM: Meet at the Swalwell Cemetery
at 1 PM for an informal
30 - 45 minute outdoor gathering.
and place flowers, say a few words, enjoy the view...
Dress is informal and chairs will be available for those who
Afterwards, participants will make their way back to
Swalwell, following signs by Mckenzie and Kalle or by an
alternate route passing the
Swalwell Dam County Park, stopping there to relax
and observe wildlife.
PM: Meet indoors at the Swalwell Hall for snacks, further
visiting, and to enjoy Ellen's paintings
in the hall and the historical murals that Ellen and
the local ladies painted on the walls of the curling rink.
After the snacks and visiting at the hall, and weather
permitting, family and friends are invited back to The Old
Schoolhouse for a casual afternoon lawn party. Soft
drinks provided. BYOB.
Please check this page
on the morning of the memorial
for any last-minute announcements
In case of bad weather, or muddy roads, we will go
directly to the Swalwell Hall at 1:00 PM and the
memorial will be held there,
indoors, since the back roads and
cemetery parking will be muddy, but the paved Swalwell
access roads will be fine.
Any outdoor further activity will be decided and
announced at that time, and any wishing to brave the
back roads may drive down to the cemetery on their own.
the above numbers (accurately) into Google Maps on a
smartphone will take you there. You can leave off
the symbols, but do type in the N and W
Swalwell Cemetery: 51°31'29.77"N
Swalwell Hall: 51°33'22.16"N
The Old Schoolhouse: 51°33'37.57"N
Click the map (above right) for a Bing Map which may or may
not show the locations and give directions on all devices.
It seems to work on the all browsers I have tried, except
This map works on most devices -- Swalwell Cemetery:
Check back here for any last-minute changes.
Write or call if you have questions or need more
information. My old landline is now disconnected,
but I always have my cellphone with me. If you don't
know the number, which I do not publish on web pages,
Everyone who knew Ellen, even casually, is welcome.
Please come, and be included.