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Fort St. John
Monday, October 22, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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The North Peace Museum pays tribute to R.D. Symons

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Local fans of his work may know him best for ‘The Broken Snare’, an illustration of family life in Fort St. John, but his stories of Western Canada stretch as far as Saskatchewan, where he spent a portion of his life as a game warden.

Symons was born in England, 1898, and immigrated to Canada in 1914 at the age of 16 to follow his dreams of becoming a cowboy on a ranch. During the First World War, he served in the 217th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Saskatchewan. Once completing his service, he spent  his days writing books, painting large murals, working with horses and advocating for the conservation of nature.

Symons eventually died in 1973 after long battle with leukemia.

Heather Smith of the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery is the curator of this exhibition, running at the North Peace Museum from June 6 – September 24.

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For more information contact the Fort St. John North Peace Museum at 250-787-0430, or visit their website at www.fsjmuseum.com.  

 

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