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(250) 791-5288
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History

The 108 Mile Heritage Site is a collection of buildings dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-twentieth century which chronicle the Cariboo gold rush of the 1860s.

Membership

Our members provide our society with valuable input and ideas for improving the 108 Heritage Site. If you have a passion for the history and heritage of the area that you live in, we'd love to have you as a member!

Volunteer

Help clean up the site in preparation for a new summer, or assist with events such as our Canada Day Celebration. The 108 Heritage Site would not exist without volunteers!

Donate

As a non-profit organization we depend on your generous donations in order to keep our society and the Heritage Site functioning. Donations help us pay for repairs, host events for our community, and pay the wages of our summer labourers.

News

108 Heritage Site

Your visit to the 108 Heritage site will take you back to the good old days of the famous Mile Houses on the Cariboo Wagon Road. The 105 Mile Roadhouse was originally located on D.L. 80 on the old Cariboo Wagon Road, across from the old 105 Mile Post House barn that is still there. The house was moved to íts present location in 1979 when the new highway threatened to destroy it. There are 7 other buildings original to the site including a Log Clydesdale Barn. The largest log barn in Canada (circa 1908).
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108 Heritage SiteThursday, December 21st, 2017 at 9:38am
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2017, A Year in review from The 108 Heritage Site.
Another Year is coming to the end and we like to THANK so many amazing Community Members, Volunteers, Summer Students, Vendors, Members and Community Supporters of the 108 Heritage Site for the ongoing support and many volunteer hours.
Summer Students This past year we were blessed with three wonderful students, Leanne Varney, Anna Betuzzi and Natalie Ballan. They became such a big part of the 108 Heritage Site with their bubbly personalities and their growing knowledge of the Heritage Site. These girls were quite artistically talented with how they created signs, posters, setting up the gift shop for maximum sales. They were friendly, outgoing and very respectful with all the visitors and we received many compliments from our guests on how well they presented all the information about the site. The girls enjoyed their time here with us, and are wishing to return in 2018, and we just would love to have them back.
The Heritage Market was held every Saturday here at the Site and over the summer it became more and more eventful, with Live Music generously donated by many artist. The Market had various wonderful vendors with jewelry, woodwork, paintings, food, vegetables, birdhouses, knitting, natural products and many more well created products. For 2018 the Heritage Market will start May 19 on the Victoria Day Long Weekend and will be open every Saturday from 10.00am - 2.00pm to the end of September. Carol’s Cantina was for the season stationed at the 108 Heritage Site and served lovely lunches and amazing pies. What a fantastic addition to the Site, and we are so happy to have Carol again in 2018 to spoil us with her delightful menus.
With the support of the BC Museums Association we were able to complete some electrical upgrading to the Museum and outbuildings. The Church has power now, and the Barn will get a better power supply so all the Vendors for the Christmas Market (December 1 & 2, 2018) for the coming year can bring an electric heater and stay cuddly warm. Thank you to Primal Electric to work with us and providing us with such an outstanding service. SCS Joe Shaver upgraded our heating for the Museum and what a pleasure to work with Joe and receiving all the good expertise from him. Three R` Construction, Tom Gallagher did a fantastic job with adjusting a few items in the barn and building new stall doors in the old fashion way. Volunteers, Robert and Peter mastered the insulation of the crawlspace under the Museum and stayed under budget. You guys are just the best, thank you. The Church will have soon heating available, and this project will be completed by the end of February. A big Thanks goes to Pastor Gary Forsytt and his church for donating and installing carpets in our church. (the floor is just perfect now) Big Thanks’ goes to “The BC Museum Association” for the outstanding financial Support and to Anissa J. Paulsen, Program Offices to work with us on the project.
Ghost Hunt 2017 was a year for great Ghost Hunts. Dave Scott and his paranormal team brought life to the Heritage Site with the many ghosts we have living here. After the devastation of the July fires, Dave and his team did a Ghost Hunt in August where all proceeds were donated to the 108 Volunteer Fire Department to help replace equipment. That night raised over $1,000.00. For the 2018 year, Dave Scott will keep all ghost lovers entertained starting in April 2018. For more details, follow us on Facebook.
July Fires, July brought evacuation orders to us and to many areas throughout the Cariboo. We would like to thank so many people for keeping the 108 Heritage Site safe from the fires. The 108 Volunteer Fire Department, the RCMP, the Red Cross, Donna Barnett and Al Richmond for keeping us informed and to the countless volunteers who did so much to help in any way they could.
This year’s July 1st 150th celebrations were outstanding. Many visitors came to the site to participate and join in the festivities. The Black Smith shop was open with the forge going strong. Our Black Smith, Raymond was branding shingles with a picture of the Clydesdale Barn and 108 on it, to give as free presents to visitors. The School House was open and teacher Jennifer entertain the children and even the adults enjoyed meeting her. Tristan and Norma entertained the children with games and handing out prizes to all the winners. Donna Barnett, Al Richmond, Mayor Mitch Campsall, Peter Mayr and Fred Notheisz, were on BBQ duty, dishing out delicious hamburgers and hot dogs. There was an array of vendors for people to visit, and pony rides for the children donated by the 108 Stables... A big thank to all the volunteers who helped make Canada’s 150th birthday a success.
This Summer 2017 took a different turn than planned and we experienced financial losses, due to the Wild Fires, evacuation orders and many road closures. Our sales from the gift shop, donations in the Museum and Visitor numbers are down 32%. In order to insure we have funds available for the coming season we really have to focus on our memberships and Fundraising for 2018. Please find included a membership form, your membership or donation will go a long way for the 108 Heritage Site and will be greatly appreciated. Extra income is generated from the Heritage Market, Gift shop and the Ghost Hunts for the coming season. .
Halloween: This year brought a whole new group of grad students creating a very realistic Insane Asylum in the Clydesdale Barn. They all did an amazing job with costumes, decorating and acting out the parts. People were very impressed by all the hard work and the line-up was long to get in. A special thank you to Marsha Reid for organizing everything with the students – she did a fantastic job. .A big thank you goes out to the108 Volunteer Fire Department for a spectacular job on the fireworks.
Christmas Market This year’s Christmas Market was held in the fully decorated Clydesdale Barn. Each available stall was filled with wonderful handmade crafts, baking, jewelry, books, paintings, art prints, all natural products, knitting, crocheting, wood working, linens and pillows, wreaths, dog treats and accessories, and Gifts. 108 Sausage, Lac La Hache Bakery, Special Express and Sunflower Gardens were outside with soup, baking, preserves, jewelry and accessories. We also had a knight (Tristan Feissli) in shining armor at the market. Thank you to Norma and Janet for running the concession booth and serving hot chocolate and coffee. On Saturday “The Front Porch” was on hand to entertain everyone and they were wonderful. Sunday brought “Slap Back” - Peter Thorne with Kira Saenger with more great music. The 2018 Christmas Market will be held on Dec. 1st and 2nd. Mark it on your calendar and please contact us anytime if you wish to book space.
Saturday May 19, 2018 please join us for an Appreciation BBQ on May 19, 2018 from 12.00 am - 2.00 pm to celebrate the start of the season. We are looking forward to seeing you and if you can please bring a small dessert or cake, we will appreciate that.

Our AGM will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the 108 Heritage Site at 10.00 am
The 108Heriage Site would like to take this letter as an opportunity to Thank the CRD, Donna Barnett, Al Richmond, the Gaming Branch, the BC Museums Association, the Summer Student Program, the Board of Directors, and the many remarkable, outstanding and incredible Volunteers and Community Members for their ongoing and endless efforts and dedication.
Merry Christmas
Ulli Vogler President
and Board of Directors from the 108 Heritage Site, 2017
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108 Heritage SiteWednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 1:44am
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108 Heritage SiteSunday, November 19th, 2017 at 3:40am
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108 Heritage SiteSunday, November 19th, 2017 at 3:39am
LAST GHOST HUNT OF THE SEASON TONIGHT!
Hope everyone comes out tonight to look for ghosts.
Meet at the Museum at 7:45.
Ghost Hunts will resume in April 2018.
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108 Heritage SiteSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 2:33am
Morning everyone. Tomorrow night is our last Ghost Hunt of the season. Your not going to want to miss it. Dress warm and come out and see who else is out. Be at the Museum around 7:45 to sign in and pay your 20.00 and then your off hunting. Hope you all come out.👻👻
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108 Heritage SiteFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 4:08pm