In cooperation with Calgary Public Library, Chinook Country is going virtual for our fall programming.
While we could not celebrate in person, Historic Calgary week went virtual for 2020. Doug Coats attracted huge audiences with his audience favourites of Calgary’s Oldest Twenty Houses and also Calgary Welcomes the Car. And Shaun Hunter presented the same talk that she had planned to give in Central United Church – Scribblers and Scribblers. It too was an audience favourite. Shaun is also the historian in residence for Calgary Public Library so this worked out perfectly. The library also provided speakers to do virtual presentations. Consequently, our goal is to provide a presentation roughly every two weeks for the next little while.
Register for these programs on the Calgary Public Library site. The best way to find others is to go to the following URL and search for "Chinook Country Historical Society":
Check back on our website to see additional programs and information as it becomes available.
On June 16, 2020, CCHS held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom. This meeting had originally been scheduled for March 24. A review of the past year’s activities was undertaken as well as the actions taken and plans changed since Covid-19 made its appearance on the scene. Our plans for the next year were outlined with caveats due to the current restrictions on large gatherings. The attendees were treated to a showing of the five-minute long pilot video that was developed to illustrate the Digital Walking Tour Initiative we will work on through next year.
Financials for the year ended December 31, 2019 were reviewed and the members were presented with the budget for 2020, which was unanimously approved. The members were informed about the effects that reduced funding will have on the organization’s ability to carry on its activities but that it will live within its means under the budget presented.
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The election of Directors for the year were held and the following individuals constitute the Board of CCHS for the next year:
Jackie Kleiner, President
Walt DeBoni, Past–President
Megan Ballard, 1st Vice President
Kari Burgess, Treasurer
Graeme Miller, Secretary
Directors at Large
There are two vacant positions on the Board.
The COVID-19 pandemic has showed us that disease can have an impact far beyond our health. For us, this has been "unprecedented" but for our ancestors epidemics were not uncommon. By looking at the various pandemics and epidemics that affected our ancestors, we can better tell their stories. An understanding of the effects of epidemics can also help direct us to genealogical resources we may not have explored. Presented in partnership with Calgary Public Library. Please check the Calgary Public Library events page for full details later.
Photo courtesy of University of Calgary, Glenbow Library and Archives Digital Collection, "Nurses at Isolation Hospital, Lloydminster, Alberta and Saskatchewan," NA-1422-7, 1918.
See the April 2020 CCHS newsletter for an update on planning for Historic Calgary Week in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. The newsletter also features Don Smith's review of Jack Dunn's, The Northwest Mounted Police, 1873-1885.
The AGM of the Historical Society of Alberta, scheduled for Saturday, May 23, has been postponed. All of those currently registered for the AGM will be contacted with further details. For more information, please see the attached letter from HSA president Tim Marriott.
Read our latest monthly newsletter, featuring the announcement of the recipient of the 2019 Diana Sim Volunteer Recognition Award and an article by Shari Peyerl on holiday photos from the Glenbow.
Read our latest monthly newsletter, featuring articles by Jennifer E. Salahub, Professor Emerita at AUArts and Christine Hayes, information specialist for the Calgary Public Library.