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Calgary Heritage Authority Update
We are pleased to announce that the CHA has hired a part-time executive director as part of our “Moving Forward” report that was sent out in the August 2015 update. Josh Traptow (a past CHA board member) joined us as executive director on Sept 1, welcome Josh! He’s looking forward to meeting with members of the heritage community and stakeholders. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Trust for Canada Conference: Heritage Energized
Registration for the National Trust Conference is now open; the conference is taking place here in Calgary October 22-24. Register here. Early bird registration ends Sept 21!
Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources
The CHA was on summer break during August so no sites were added to the inventory.
At the September CHA board meeting the following site was added to the inventory:
Black Block (1904) – 1210-9th Avenue SE (Inglewood) was evaluated as a Community Historic Resource. The Black Block, with its continuous use as a retail storefront with residential suites above, possesses value for its association with mixed-use activity for over a century. (Activity Value, Community Significance)
The building contributes to the historical status of 9th Avenue, Calgary’s first main street. Established in the early 1880’s, and originally known as Atlantic Avenue, the street was the earliest commercial district in Calgary and the heart of the Inglewood community. Although dating from ca1904, the building serves to recall the historical significance of 9th Avenue. (Symbolic value, Community Significance)
Heritage Events in Calgary Doors Open YYC (some sites require registration, checkout the Doors Open website)
Our friends at Doors Open Calgary are working hard to ensure that the weekend of September 26 and 27 is fun and memorable! This year over 40 fascinating sites will open their doors to the general public, including some rarely seen heritage places like the Glenmore Water Treatment Plant, F&D Scene Changes in the old Dominion Bridge factory, Paul Hardy Designs in the old Northwestern Brass Foundry Building and many more! Check out the list of confirmed sites by CLICKING HERE.
Interested in volunteering at one of the sites or want more information? Check out this message from Doors Open Calgary: Click here. Sign up fast for the volunteer spots - preferred sites get snapped up on a first-come, first-served basis. More on volunteering here.
Hope to see you around Calgary at Doors Open!
Book Launch: Cliff Bungalow – Mission a Heritage Community (no registration required)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 (TODAY)
3-6pm: Wine & Cheese and book purchase and pick-up
4-4:30pm: Introductions and Speakers
Location: Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Centre, 2201 Cliff Street SW
Chinook Historical Society Presents: Mountain Romantics: The White/Whytes of Banff (no registration required – free program)
September 22, 2015, 7:30 pm
Fort Calgary, 750 - 9 Ave SE
Join Chic Scott as he tells the story of the White/Whyte family and its impact on one of the most unique towns in Canada.