McMillan Park



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Financial records, correspondence, and recommendations to the Board of Directors

File consists of records including TWC Index to Financial Statements as at June 30, 1975 - January 12, 1976; Submission to the Honourable Pat McGeer, Minister of Education, Government of British Columbia, by TWC re. federal grant monies - January 20, 1976; TWC stewardship and investment programs - October 1, 1975; and a brief description of McMillan Park, Trinity Lake Project, and Trinity Western sewage system - summer 1973

Historic marker at McMillan Park

In September 1976 the multi-phased McMillan Park and Trinity Lake Project culminated with the opening of the McMillan Park Rest Area adjacent to Glover Road.
Photograph of a historic marker erected at the newly opened McMillan Park; the marker provides historical information regarding the Hudson's Bay Farm, originally situated on campus grounds.

The Hudson’s Bay Farm
The land adjacent to this marker was the site of the Hudson’s Bay Farm which was one of few sources of food provisions for fur brigades, miners, and others from the 1830s to the 1870s.

1834 – large scale operation began on 2000 acre plot
1839 – food stuffs supplied to Alaska by agreement with the Russian-American Company
1846 – Fur brigades to British Columbia interior provided with food products
1858 – food provisions purchased by great numbers of Gold Rush miners
1878 – land divided into 20 parcels and auctioned

Project sponsored by Langley Chamber of Commerce and Trinity Western College

McMillan Park

Photograph of the McMillan Park rest area, showing a picnic table with a garbage bin beside it and water in the background

McMillan Park rest area

Photograph of the McMillan Park rest area on the day of its opening ceremonies, showing a dirt road, trees, a grass field, and Glover Road in the distance

Opening ceremony for McMillan Park

Photograph of Weir Muir, president of the Langley Chamber of Commerce, two project workmen, Bob Swanson, Stan Fryer, a representative of Canada Manpower, and Neil Snider posing during an opening ceremony on Thursday September 23rd

Opening ceremony of McMillan Park

Photograph of Neil Snider, a representative of Canada Manpower, Weir Muir, President of Langley Chamber of Commerce, and Bob Swanson talking during a ceremony to open the rest area on Thursday September 23rd