January 2016 Heritage Email
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Hi Heritage Friends,

If you have questions, events you want to share on this list, or you have friends who want to join, please email us.

You can also find all of our past newsletters here.

Happy New Year!

It is hard to believe that we are already a week into 2016! This year promises to be an exciting one for heritage and the CHA as we continue our renewal as laid out in our report Moving Forward.

A reminder that the Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards are back this year! Stay tuned for more details.
Meet the board of the Calgary Heritage Authority!

Eau Claire Smokestack

As reported by various new outlets on December 7th Council voted 8-7 to move the Eau Claire Smokestack from its original location. The vote breakdown is below. The CHA will continue to work with Council, the City and the developer on this file.

Councillors in favour of original point 5 (original location): Nenshi, Farrell, Carra, Woolley, Pincott, Pootmans, Colley-Urquhart

Councillors opposed (ok to move the smokestack): Chabot, Jones, Stevenson, Magliocca, Demong, Keating, Chu, Sutherland

CBC Calgary: Stories of Calgary neighbourhoods as you've never heard them

"You spoke, we listened.

A few days ago we shared a few of the 'Jack Peach's Calgary' recordings, a little radio gold recaptured and made available here on the web after many years.

It seems, judging from the comments section on that story, that folks liked these historical gems.

A lot.

So, here are three more from our CBC archives.

Peach, one of the earliest and best known of our city's historians, recorded his musings for the Calgary Eyeopener in the 1970s.

He was born in Calgary in 1913, and died in 1993. During his long life here, Jack Peach wrote many books on our city and its institutions, as well as a column in the Calgary Herald, radio broadcasts for us here at the CBC.

As part of our Calgary at a Crossroads project, we're looking at who we are as a city, and where we want to go.

But also, in order to understand all that, we need to know who we were.

What made Calgary the city it is.

Here are the stories of three of our city's iconic neighbourhoods."

Sites added to the Inventory of Evaluated Historical Resources

No sites were added to the inventory in December.

Calgary Heritage Events

Below is a listing of heritage events happening throughout the city. We are always happy to include the events of other organizations in our monthly newsletters. We only ask that you have them to us by the first of each month. Events can be sent to

Roland Gissing was Alberta’s most famous artist by the time he died at age 72. He was truly an artist who was an ambassador for the land he painted and much of the world came to appreciate the foothills and mountains because of him. Come hear his granddaughter, Kori Gregory, tell us the story of his remarkable life.

7:30 pm, January 26, 2016, at Fort Calgary.

Calgary Chapter, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 

Sat. Jan. 23 – 10:45 AM

Cooking demo (hands on) – “Grebel” or fried bread – followed by potluck lunch.
Ascension Lutheran Church, 1432 – 19 St. NE.  Library open. Non-members welcome

Anne Stang, President
Calgary Chapter, AHSGR
403 246 6968

Wartime Beer and Bingo at Lougheed House

January 21st, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

A bingo evening unlike any other! Try your hand at bingo and enjoy local beer just like the Canadian Women’s Army Corps did in their downtime at Lougheed House. Lougheed House served as their Calgary barracks during WWII. For all event information inquiries and purchases, contact Adrienne Leicht at 403 244-6333 ext. 106 or email

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