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Mrs. McKnight's Painting Class, 1909 - Back row: Mrs. G. Currie, Jean Armstrong, Luella Morris, Mrs. Braund, Mrs. W. Morris, Laura Smith; Centre row: Alma Oke, Mrs. R. S. Willis, M. Hughes, Mrs. McKnight, Mrs. J. Johnson, Mrs. W. Knox;

Front row: Mabel Armstrong, Lucille Currie, Dora Little, Marg. Smith, Vivian Musgrove.

Mrs. Ashley has made a greater contribution to Boissevain and community in the line of music and drama than any other person. Besides always having a large music class she was instrumental in producing such operettas as "Cinderella," "Pirates of Penzance," "Madam Butterfly" and "The Mikado," and in drama "The Temple of Fame" and "Culture versus Kultur."

Mrs. Ashley was first Regent of the LO.D.E, first president of the first "Music Club," and organist and choir leader in the Methodist Church for many years.


Lights glowed early in the shanties, coal-oil, tallow candles too, They shone gaily, it was good to be alive

And know the prayers of settlers, today were coming true, That Xmas day way back in '85.