Historic Calgary Week 2021 kicks off on July 23 at 7 PM with our virtual opening ceremonies. Mayor Naheed Nenshi has been invited to preside over the opening ceremony. Immediately after the ceremony, Doug Coats will present “Where Avenues Collide”highlighting some of the incongruent intersections in our City.
Our program will comprise 56 events, including a few that will be run twice. Twenty-four of the events will be virtual and the rest in-person. We are limiting in-person events to a maximum of 35 participants with some events having a lower limit to accommodate individual circumstances. Pre-registration will be required for all events and the specific information will be included in our full program at the links below. Even though we are pleased that most restrictions due to Covid-19 have been lifted, we believe these limits are a prudent step for our program considering that the virus is still with us.
See our Week-At-A-Glance below for the complete listing of events.
See the description and registration links for Virtual Events below.
See the description and registration information for In-Person Events below.
We will not be taking donations during our events this year. However, your support for our history festival would be very much appreciated. We have set up e-transfer capability for donations. Please use the email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make your contribution. Note in the transfer that your donation is for HCW. The e-transfer is deposited directly into our bank account, so no “skill testing” question need be used. All donations $20 and over will receive a tax receipt.
Our ever-popular History Hunt contest can be download here. Plan on learning more about your Calgary Communities with this David Peyto “hunt” and submit your answers by August 13th to qualify for a prize draw.
The giant Historic Calgary Week Crossword Puzzle will appear in the Calgary Herald on July 23 and on our website as well. Our puzzle theme is “Optimistic History,” something we can all appreciate this year! Entires for the puzzle contest must be postmarked no later than August 25 and mailed to the CCHS Office at:
#311, 223 - 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9
Thank you for your support for our history festival. We look forward to seeing you on the “trail” or in the virtual chat room.
Historic Calgary Week is a program of Chinook Country Historical Society.
Please download the PDF to access the registration links for in-person events. Please note that most registrations will be taken by email.
Note: The Nose Hill Park event on July 24th is now full.