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April 2017 CHA Newsletter
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Hi Heritage Friends,

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Calgary Herald: Land deal renews worries about the future of this historic Victoria Park mansion

The recent sale of a 113-year-old mansion in Victoria Park has reignited passionate pleas to save one of Calgary’s only remaining examples of the stylish homes that graced the once ritzy neighbourhood long ago.

“I will legitimately tie myself to the front of that building before that building gets torn down,” area Coun. Evan Woolley said of the so-called Enoch Sales house.

For at least a decade, wood has covered the windows and doors of the two-storey Queen Anne Revival-style home on 12th Avenue, built for successful businessman Enoch Samuel Sales in 1904.

The yellow residence on a large parking lot near Macleod Trail is not legally protected as a municipal historic resource and has, in recent years, been rocked by flood and squatters, and fallen into disrepair.

Earlier this month, the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC), a subsidiary of the city, purchased the nearly two-acre piece of land and the Enoch Sales home that sits on the parcel from an undisclosed numbered company.

 

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 end of each month. Events can be sent to josh@calgaryheritageauthority.com.

Chinook Country Historical Society

The Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 11)
Stephane Guevremont, Military Historian
The Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917 has been associated with the creation of a sense of Canadian nationhood. Stephane Guevremont will talk about the battle, the Canadian corps and the Alberta Battalions
Tuesday April 11  7:30 p.m. Free Program
Central Library John Dutton Theatre - 616 Macleod Tr. S.E.

 

Chinook Country Historical Society

Saving the Hanna Roundhouse (April 25)
Chris Moorhouse, Interin Architect & Sandra Beaudoin President Hanna Roundhouse Society
The CNR' s Hanna Roundhouse, designated a Provincial Historical Resource in 2015, was built in 1913. Come and hear about the history, architecture and role of the roundhouse and the inspiring story of saving an important community heritage asset.
Tuesday April 25  7:30 p.m. Free Program
Central Library John Dutton Theatre - 616 Macleod Tr. S.E.

Calgary Heritage Initiative Annual General Meeting 2017


The Calgary Heritage Initiative’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm at historic Lougheed House. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

AGM Essentials
Light refreshments will be available, including a cash bar. 
Lougheed House is located at 707 13 Avenue SW. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Membership
You will be able to renew your membership at the AGM by cash or cheque at the door. Membership fees are $10.00.

The Board of the Calgary Heritage Initiative

Have questions about the Annual General Meeting?  Contact Calgary Heritage Initiative Society at contact@calgaryheritage.org

Calgary Public Library Programs

To register: http://events.calgarypubliclibrary.com/programs/online-registration.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 11)
Stephane Guevremont, Military Historian
The Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917 has been associated with the creation of a sense of Canadian nationhood. Stephane Guevremont will talk about the battle, the Canadian corps and the Alberta Battalions
Tuesday April 11  7:30 p.m. Free Program
Central Library John Dutton Theatre - 616 Macleod Tr. S.E.
Chinook Country Historical Society in partnership with Calgary Public Library

Our History Through Images: Sir John A. MacDonald (April 18)
From transportation to Indigenous relations, explore our first prime minister's complex legacy through the political cartoons of the day. Led by Dr. Carmen Nielson, Mount Royal University.
Tuesday Apr. 18 7 p.m.
Fish Creek Library

Towards a Prairie Atonement with Trevor Herriot (April 20)
Award-winning author and naturalist Trevor Herriot chronicles the social history of the prairies and Indigenous displacement, and makes a plea for reconciliation and preservation of the land.
Tuesday, April 20 6:30 pm
Memorial Park Library

Joseph Boyden (May 1)
Renowned author Joseph Boyden presents his new novel, Wenjack, and discusses reconciliation in a complex world.
Monday, May 1 7:00 pm
Central Library
 
Our History Through Images: Lois Riel Then and Now (May 31)
Explore the history and representations of Louis Riel, the most controversial figure in Canadian history. Led by Dr. Kirk Niergarth of Mount Royal University.
Wednesday May 31 7 p.m.
Nicholls Library
 
Our History Through Images: Residential Schools (June 14)
Through many different images explore the origins and effects of residential schools in Canada from the 1600s to the present. Led by Dr. Jennifer Pettit, Mount Royal University.
Wednesday  June 14 7 p.m.
Fish Creek Library
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