Time to plan your participation in Historic Calgary Week 2017. Join us as we celebrate 150 years of confederation and bring our rich history to life. Chinook Country Historical Society presents 70 walks, talks, family events, museum and community visits. Check out the Week At A Glance that lists the titles of all events to plan your participation in our 11-day history festival. View the full brochure for all the details about Historic Calgary Week 2017.
All events are open to the public and are free of charge, with one exception. Some events require pre-registration due to limited space. Details for registration will be noted in the full brochure.
This year, our History Hunt is back and will feature questions about school names and street names. A new, giant crossword puzzle will again highlight our history and will be published in the Calgary Herald on Friday, July 28, 2017. Both the History Hunt and the Crossword Puzzle can be downloaded from our website on that date.
CHA Walks for Historic Calgary Week
Walking Tour of Bridgeland-Riverside
Monday July 31, 7-8:30 pm
Join Josh Traptow of the Calgary Heritage Authority and Deb Lee of the Bridgeland-Riverside Committee on a walking tour of Bridgeland-Riverside. Learn about the history of the community and view buildings on the Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources. Meet: Corner of 1 Avenue and 4 St NE
Sidewalk Stamps in Crescent Heights & Bridgeland-Riverside
Friday August 4, 7-8:30 pm
Join the Calgary Heritage Authority as Josh Traptow leads a jaunt through two of Calgary's oldest districts in search of old sidewalk stamps. Hear some stories about local sidewalk contractors and pick up a bit of local history. Some hill climbing is involved. Meet: In Crescent Heights at the SE corner of 7 Ave and 1 St NW, across from the LDS church.
August 6, 10 AM to 2 PM: the Calgary Heritage Authority hosts “Children Paint Canada” to celebrate Canada 150 and Heritage weekend. Calgary kids from diverse backgrounds will paint their favourite images of Canada on the construction boards around the City Hall renovations (3rd Street SE between 7th and 8th Avenues) coached by professional artists. Refreshments and entertainment. A video of the event and the final paintings will be distributed online, and paintings will stay up until November. Want to paint or coach? Contact Mansi@calgaryheritageauthority.com. Or just come out and watch the fun as Calgary’s kids paint their images of Canada at 150.