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Flossie 'Ma' Lambly in front of the Corner Snack Bar, circa 1950.
NEWS RELEASE · 11th July 2012
Heritage Park Museum
Ma Lambly’s is back! The historical drama, written by Cindy Hansen and brought to life by Janine Hamming, has been revamped with new characters and additional historical information to take the audience back to early Terrace.

Using historical information, oral interviews with members of the community, and newspaper articles from the Omineca Herald, Ma Lambly’s creates a unique and realistic experience that will bring the audience back in time. Ma Lambly’s gives insights into real historical figures around Terrace by featuring them as characters in the play. Hamming acts nine different roles, giving voice to the often unvoiced people of our early community: several of the characters are First Nations, and all are women. These characters recollect events that were traumatic to Terrace’s population, such as the flood of 1936, WWII, and the mutiny.

Addie Turner is one of these characters. Addie’s grandparents, Emma and Charles Nelson, were the only couple at Kitsumkalum when George Little arrived. Her character was written based on oral interviews with Addie, and she attended one of the early showings of the play and loved it. She is featured first as a child and then as a waitress at Ma Lambly’s Corner Snack Bar.

Doors for Ma Lambly’s open at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Park Museum on July 14, 20, and August 3, 4, 17, and 25. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance from the George Little House or at the door at Heritage Park Museum. The show includes refreshments and desserts.

For more information on this play, or other events happening at Heritage Park check out the website heritageparkmuseum.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest ,,,Terracemuseum.

Showtimes: July 8th (opening), 14, 20 and August 2, 4, 17, 25
Interior of the Corner Snack Bar, on Kalum Street across from where National Car Rental is now.
Interior of the Corner Snack Bar, on Kalum Street across from where National Car Rental is now.
Flossie 'Ma' Lambly at 21. Of Haida and Swedish descent, Flossie was born in Metlakatlah.
Flossie 'Ma' Lambly at 21. Of Haida and Swedish descent, Flossie was born in Metlakatlah.
Ma Lambly's is back!
Comment by Alfie McDames on 13th July 2012
I have many fond memories of Lambley's Snack Bar. We lived half way up the block to the east of the snack bar. They made the best burgers and shakes. BTW the Snack Bar was on Lakelse, not Kalum. Cheers