Historic Calgary Week July 24 - August 3

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Historic Calgary Week July 24 - August 3

Postby newsposter » Sat May 16, 2009 11:15 am

CHI will again be doing tours for Historic Calgary Week. Watch here for details. Here is information on the HCW 2009:

Historic Calgary Week 2009

When Calgary’s History Comes to Life!


From July 24th to August 3rd, 2009, join Chinook Country Historical Society as they present their premier program, the 19th annual Historic Calgary Week. With the theme this year, “History All Around Us”, we take a look back at the people who helped establish our city from both in and around Calgary. We also look into our recent history to examine the progress being made in the arts, astrophysical studies, and will have a “Sit-In” to remember our lives in the 60’s.

For these 11 days, history enthusiasts will gather to celebrate some of Calgary and district oldest and most unique stories and treasures. Historic Calgary Week offers over 50 events ranging from community walks and heritage building tours to day long excursions and a gigantic Calgary Herald crossword puzzle contest based on local history.

Join us on walking tours and attend presentations. Hear the true stories and the tall tales; and experience the incredible journeys of our pioneers and the visionaries who helped us establish the history that is “All Around Us”.

All events are open to the public and, with few noted exceptions, are free of charge but donations are appreciated. For more information on Historic Calgary Week or Chinook Country Historical Society, please visit the website www.chinookcountry.org
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Postby newsposter » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:59 am

Historic Calgary Week begins this Friday, July 24, and runs to Monday August 3. With the theme "History All Around Us", there are dozens of interesting free events and tours organized by the Chinook Country Historical Society and its partners, including CHI. For a complete list of events, go to www.chinookcountry.org.

Please join the the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society for our two tours:

Sunday July 26, 10 am - Streetcar Centennial Belt Line Tour
Meet at the Bay downtown, Stephen Ave and 1st Street entrance.

The summer of 1909 saw the launch of the streetcar system and public transportation in Calgary. Join us for a bus tour of the historic Belt Line streetcar route that looped from Stephen Avenue to 17th Avenue and back again. Includes highlights along Macleod Trail, 17th Avenue, 14th Street, 12th Avenue and 1st Street SW. (Some walking required. Buses not wheelchair accessible.) Sponsored by Calgary Transit.

Sunday August 2, 10 am - Calgary's Cultural Communities Make Their Mark
Meet at Rouleauville Square, 18th Avenue and 1st Street SW.

From Calgary's earliest years, people from different countries and cultures have made this town home. Come on a bus tour of landmark locations associated with Calgary's Chinese, Jewish and French-Catholic communities, including many individuals who helped to build the city we know. See where they lived, where they worked, and where they are buried. Sponsored by Calgary Transit.
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