In cooperation with Calgary Public Library, Chinook Country is going virtual for our fall programming.
Register for these programs on the Calgary Public Library site. Some of the links are listed below. The best way to find others is to go to the following URL and search for "Chinook Country Historical Society":https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/programs/
If you don’t live in Calgary, you do not qualify for a Calgary library card and you cannot register for these events without a library card. As a CCHS member, if you wish to participate in these events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you the appropriate link.
Thursday, March 18 | 6:30 pm
From the redevelopment of our downtown since the 1950s, to petroleum infrastructure and administrative labour, to the role of indigenous communities, explore how developments in Calgary both reflected and transformed petroleum development throughout Canada.
April 8 | 6:30 pm
Local historian and author, Rob Lennard, is based at the historic Bow Valley Ranche. Perhaps because he likes to “lasso” all stories Alberta, he has become known as the “History Wrangler.”
It is fitting then, that he will begin this presentation by focusing via story and song, on its “Three Distinguished Ranchers,” John Glenn, William Roper Hull, and the “Cattle King,” Senator Patrick Burns.
He will then talk about the brave Alberta soldiers who fought in The Battle of Vimy Ridge, the battle which is the subject of the military themed 3rd book of his trilogy, which is being written for the 105th Anniversary in 2022.
He will conclude with a segment of “Fistful of Alberta History” -- short history subjects from his Twitter Corral.
April 22 | 6:30 pm
Rouleauville, Calgary’s historic French Quarter and now known as the Mission District, was incorporated as a village in 1899. It was named in honour of Judge Charles-Borromée Rouleau and his brother Doctor Édouard-Hector Rouleau, influential French-Canadian settlers. Explore the little known history of this fascinating part of Calgary’s history.
June 10 | 6:30pm
Explore the life of Allan Poyntz Patrick who not only had a surveying career that spanned at least 65 years but was also: a rifleman and military gunner during the Fenian Raids, an early 1880s rancher on the Ghost River, a 2nd Riel Rebellion fighter, a farmer, a Calgary alderman, and the owner of the first drilled well in Western Canada.