Original donation by Mrs. Blanche Prensler c/o Mrs. Eleanor Hughes in January 1999. Accrual donated by Donna Havey, first cousin twice removed of Bud Prensler, in 2017 (#2017-0364)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one black and white photo of Lady Tweedsmuir Finalists in Curling in 1951-1952, a book called Arnprior Curling Club 1868-1993, 125th Anniversary Record, a certificate bestowing honorary life membership on Mr. H.E. Prensler dated April 4, 1961, and a colour print showing Arnprior Municipal Park (also known as Robert Simpson Park). It appeared in a calendar circa 1948. Another copy (not in collection) of this print had the following accompanying information:
"Situated at the mouth of the Madawaska River where it empties into the mighty Ottawa to form Chats Lake - Arnprior Municipal Park is the Beauty Spot of the Ottawa Valley. Its formal gardens were once part of the estate of a Pioneer Lumber Family. Shown in the children's Wading Pool donated by the Arnprior Lions Club. Printed from a photograph by G. S. Levy M.B.E.
This is the seventh of a new series replacing our war time Patriotic Calendar. We hope this will be an incentive to property owners to cultivate more beautiful flowers."
In 2017, Donna Havey (nee Chabot) donated two 8mm film reels captured by Bud Prensler depicting Prensler family activities. Some events, places and activities included are Arnprior Santa Clause Parade, John Street, Prensler family members, the wedding of John Havey and Donna Havey in November 1953, Winnipeg, Maynooth, Park in Shawville, Sand Point.