On a gorgeously sunny Saturday morning, we helped kick off the 44th annual Sea Cavalcade with a new tradition: SCMA Point Duty!
Every Saturday for the rest of the summer, we will be setting up an information booth next to the Persephone in Gibsons Landing from 11am – 1230pm to speak with folks about the heritage of the Sunshine Coast. We will also be signing up new members, handing out SCMA newsletters and giving people directions to our location just down the block. The idea is to put a smiling face to the great work that we do here at the museum and to help others get as excited about local heritage as we are. This particular Saturday, the street was lined with spectators for the Sea Cav parade which was making it's way down from Upper Gibsons.
I spoke with many folks about the museum and about the history of the coast and was pleased to meet a great reception from residents and visitors alike. The SCMA was represented in the parade by Ian Thomson, Larry Westlake and the Driftwood Theatre group who were dressed in old-time clothing.
In conjunction with Point Duty, we are excited to be launching a new Visitor Survey questionnaire which will be distributed at the museum as well as at the booth. Asking questions such as: “How can we improve upon the services we provide?” and “What types of events would you like to see at the museum?” we hope to gain valuable information about community’s perception of the museum. Each participant will be entered into a draw for a $50 SCMA giftshop prize pack.
Have you been to our giftshop? Have you seen all the crafty/wonderful items that we have down here? Enough said: Come down and fill out the survey :)