Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation (TRMF) opened its first 2003
exhibit in the Community Centre on Friday 24 May. This display,
on one of the large walls above the Fireside Lounge, focuses
on the remarkable fossil fishes and marine reptiles of the
Fossil Fish Lake site in the remote mountains near Wapiti Lake,
south of Tumbler Ridge. This site is so important internationally
that it was recommended for World Heritage status.
The display was donated to TRMF by the Royal Tyrrell Museum
of Palaeontology, and is gratefully acknowledged. It includes
interesting site photos and artists' impressions of the marine
diversity that existed. There are also life-size cutouts of
some of the larger fish that are likely to make local fishing
Palaeontology student Marisa Gilbert, employed by the Northern
Lights College to lead this year's Dino Camps, spent ten hours
supervising the mounting of the display by Community Centre
Staff. TRMF wishes to thank Mayor Iles and Council for their
support in getting this and forthcoming exhibits established
in time for the tourist season.
Another interesting addition to the exhibits is a large relief
model of the Quintette Mine and surroundings, which was generously
donated to the Museum Foundation by Quinette Operating Corporation.
It is available for viewing in the Tumbler Ridge Public Library.