Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tribute to Jack Switzer- Thank you! and Bibliography

Thank you to everyone who worked on the Tribute to Jack Switzer. We had a wonderful turn out of guests; over 100 people attended. Sheldon Smithens, Mitch Wise, Agi Romer Segal, Lindsay Moir, Norm Yanofsky, Trudy Cowan and Ted Switzer … Read More

Veterans Database Project: Call for information

On October 24, 2011 the JHSSA AGM program honoured living veterans of the first and second world wars who had a connection to southern Alberta. This event inspired a project to create a database with information on southern Albertan veterans … Read More

If these walls could tell tales… Smithbilt Plaque installation

On June 30, 2012, the JHSSA hosted an event unveiling a plaque for the site of the old Smithbilt Hat Factory, now the home of Hotel Arts. The event, part of Historic Calgary Week, highlighted the early history of Smithbilt … Read More


May 2, 2013

The JHSSA now has a twitter account. Board member Harry Sanders, Calgary’s outgoing historian laureate, has agreed to do some tweeting for us. Check it out at: A link from our home page is coming soon.