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The Spring 2014 newsletter is now available here.

Historic Calgary Week 2014 - July 25-August 4

Time to plan for Historic Calgary Week. HCW 2014, a Chinook Country Historical Society program, will run from July 25 through August 4, highlighting our cultural, institutional, industrial, architectural, sporting and military heritage, including the celebration of milestones such as: Heritage Park's 50th anniversary, the Palliser Hotel's 100th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Travel North to Airdrie, West to Morley and South to Okotoks and High River to explore the contribution of these areas to our growth as a city and a province. The biennial Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards and Gala celebration will be presented during HCW 2014 on July 31 at Theatre Junction Grand.

Please note the following changes in the program. These changes are reflected in the online brochure.

  • Saturday, July 26: 9 am Glenbow Town Quarry. The phone number for registration that is quoted in the brochure is no longer in service. It is suggested by the park personnel that all registration should be done on the website. If you have any questions, phone 403-851-9053 (the number on the Glenbow Ranch Park website.)
  • Saturday, July 26: 1:30 pm Walking Tour of Currie Barracks. The presenter will be James Reid rather than Doug Cassidy.
  • Monday, July 28: 9:30 am City Hall Tales. The contact email address is incorrect - the correct address is
  • Wednesday, July 30: 2 pm Historic Bowness Park Renewal. This tour is cancelled as the park restoration after last year's flood is still ongoing and there is no public access.

For the revised brochure with descriptions of the individual events, follow this link. Separately, you can access the Week At A Glance.

The Historic Calgary Week Crossword Puzzle is available and was published in the Calgary Herald on July 25. You may also download the Puzzle Grid and the Clues. Please read the Puzzle Introduction before commencing the puzzle for information about the puzzle contest.

2014-2015 monthly program available! See the program here.

The objective of the Chinook Country Historical Society is "to promote a greater understanding of Canadian and Alberta history in Chinook Country for people of all ages." CCHS, in part, promotes its objectives through:

  • A Monthly Program of presentations of historical interest from September 2014 through May 2015;

  • Sponsoring books and anthologies that highlight Calgary and Alberta's history

Members Present: This is a section on our web page that gives basic information about presentations on history or related topics of potential interest to you that are being made by some of our members that are not part of the regular CCHS programming.

Note a new addition to Members Present: Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners, (CALL) is a new, not for profit, member led group dedicated to organizing innovative, affordable learning opportunities for people 45 and over. Follow this link for more information.

Chinook Country Historical Society is a constituent part of the Historical Society of Alberta. Membership has its privileges. Membership in CCHS includes a membership in the Historical Society of Alberta, discounts at special events, the CCHS newsletter, History Now, the newsletter of the HSA that covers history across the province. The glossy magazine Alberta History is also available to members at a reduced subscription rate.

CCHS publishes a quarterly newsletter for our members. The latest newsletter can be viewed online and past issues back to September 2004 are in the Archives.

Chinook Country Historical Society cooperates with several other organizations with an interest in History. Support these Organizations in their efforts.

Contact Information:
Chinook Country Historical Society
Suite 311, 223 - 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9
Ph: 403-261-4667

Last updated on July 25, 2014.