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Archive for December, 2021


Devil’s Lake Wayside Park

2nd and 3rd Generation page Devil’s Lake Wayside Park. There was some recent chatter on the site about Devil’s Lake. Our family would stop there regularly back and forth the Thompson to have picnic and rest. There was an old forest fire observation tower there once and the remnants of the tower, a buried bunker, […]

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McCreedy Park

2nd and 3rd Generation page McCreedy Park: Now is the time to share positive and encouraging posts on this campground. This is a very convenient campground found on the other side of the bridge. In 1981 and 1982, the campground was there, newly built, but I don’t remember it as being very regulated and supervised. […]

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Paint Lake

2nd and 3rd Generation page What is it to live in Thompson without experiences at Paint Lake? It is like a hamburger without a patty. It was a great place to swim, fish, camp, explore. I attended a few great lake parties there too. What about the challenge of swimming out to the island? What […]

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Sasagui Rapids

2nd and 3rd generation site. S Sasagiu Rapids Campground and Lodge. It is time for only positive and encouraging posts about the believed campground. Our family camped here often in the 1970sa and 1980. It was a very popular place to camp. But it was a wayside park. There were not many rules back then. […]

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Skip Day

2nd and 3rd generation page R.D. Parker Collegiate page Skip Day was and annual event for seniors. Many times, it meant a party at someone’s cabin at Paint Lake. It always involved a lot of beer. These pictures were scanned from a yearbook.

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Underground Classroom At T3 mine site

2nd and 3rd generation page Post-secondary education is not just going to College or University 500 or more miles away. This is not the only way. Sometimes it is an education over 2,200 feet underground! Being trained in an INCO meant attending underground classrooms. This picture is from the late seventies. There was a vast […]

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Curling Club

2nd and 3rd Generation page There has been an active curling club in Thompson, since the beginning of Thompson itself. It started in several forms, more notably as a “2 sheeter” of natural ice situated in an old corrugated steel building (with no insulation), built by dedicated curlers who just had to have a place […]

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Esso Stations in Thompson

2nd and 3rd Generation page Esso Gas Station: There have been some posts in the past about the Esso Station. Some people posted about old trucks and how Esso sponsored a stock car by supplying oil. Some pics were from the 50s and 60s page. Without everyone’s contribution I couldn’t put this group of pics together. […]

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Power Toboggan Club

2nd and 3rd generation page Found my mom’s snowmobile badges.  My dad, Ted Smith, was involved in many different positions and my mom, Barbara, was treasurer at one point for the Thompson snowmobile club.  The club was formed in 1969. We had an awesome track with a clubhouse/canteen. It was roughly 5 miles from town […]

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Seven Days Restaurant

2nd and 3rd Generation page The Seven Days Restaurant: This was our family’s favorite restaurant to go to for a special meal when I was young. My parents liked Chinese food. Their love for Chinese food carried on for their entire lives. It has even carried on to me and my sister, Karen, the next […]

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