Historic Calgary Week 2013: Walking tour
July 28, 2013 10:00 am
Starting at the "Women are Persons!" monument to the Famous 5 in Olympic Plaza
Historic Calgary Week 2013 promises to be an engaging and educational week for history buffs of all levels and interests. The JHSSA is participating by hosting a walking tour of historic Jewish Calgary led by JHSSA director and local historian Harry Sanders. The route will follow existing and vanished sites (as well as contemporary public art installations) in the downtown core that have connections to Jews and Jewish organizations.
The tour is free and open to the public. Please invite your friends and wear your walking shoes.
For more information about other Historic Calgary Week events, visit their website.
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 .
We decided to focus initially on World War veterans who lived a significant portion of their lives in Southern Alberta. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive database providing information on city of birth, conflict served, branch of service, service location, rank, unit, medals, etc. as well as stories, diaries, letters and photographs.” In fact the number of research fields has now grown to over forty.
We have engaged a researcher, Keith Hann, to spearhead this project. Often the best material is volunteered by our members. Do you have information on any veterans of the world wars that had a significant connection to southern Alberta? If so, please contact us.