WORKSHOP: Your Home's History          

WHEN: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday November 4, 2017

WHERE: Calgary Public Library, Central Library,  616 Macleod Trail SE, Meeting Room 2

SIGN-UP: register at – Programs - after 10 AM on October 16th

COST: This is a FREE event. 

PARTNERS: Calgary Public Library, The Glenbow , and City of Calgary 

Explore resources to help you uncover the history of your house.   Presenters are Christine Hayes, Calgary Public Library,  Carol Stokes, Archivist from City of Calgary, Corporate Records, Archives and Lindsay Moir, Librarian, Glenbow Library and Archives.

WORKSHOP: Demystifying Designation with Lorna Cordeiro, Leslie Robertson, Laura Pasecreta and Halyna Tataryn

WHEN: 10 AM- noon, Saturday November 18, 2017  (Doors open at 9:30)

WHERE: Cliff Bungalow Mission  Community Association  - The old School at 2201 Cliff Street SW

SIGN UP: Click to sign up via EventBrite 

COST:  Suggested donation $10, payable at the door by cash or cheque. 2018 Memberships will also be available for sale for $10. 

PARTNER: City of Calgary

Join us for our second heritage designation workshop, featuring homeowners who have had their properties designated and heritage experts familiar with the designation procedure.  Four speakers will share their designation stories and cover topics such as selling unused residential density, generating transferable residential density and taking advantage of City of Calgary and Provincial grant programs.  The presentations and discussions will tell you everything you need to know about historical designation from people who have experienced it. Have you heard that designating a building is overly restrictive and reduces market value? Our panel of heritage experts will dispel some of these myths surrounding designation and present information on the resources available to preserve and protect your heritage home or building.   

This workshop will be of interest if you own a "century home" (or a mid-century modern gem), or deal with historic buildings in your work.  Or perhaps you have simply wondered about how buildings get evaluated and placed on the City's heritage inventory or get protected through "designation".

Our first event was a full house, so sign up soon!

Booze, Broads & Brothels: A Spicy, Sex-Positive History of Calgary’s (Almost) Oldest Profession, in the era of the North West Mounted Police and railway settlement. By Karen Williams, Associate Professor at Mount Royal University

WHEN: 7-9 PM Tuesday, January 23 2018

WHERE: John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library Central, 616 Macleod Trail SE

PARTNER: Chinook Country Historical Society and the Calgary Public Library


CHI Celebrated Canada’s 150th by relating the Railway era immigration experience and its historic built heritage to immigration today

Top 10 Endangered Sites & Issues by Chris Edwards, CHI Vice President and Heritage Watch Chair                  

WHEN:  7-8 PM Thursday Aug 3, 2017 

PARTNER: Chinook Country Historic Society, Historic Calgary Week

Chris's 2017 Countdown of Calgary's Top 10 Endangered Sites (and issues)

10. Western irrigation headworks including the headgate and pump house. 1912. This is a great example of industrial heritage in the city.

 9. Inglewood Bridge. 1908.

 8. Stampede corral, 1950.

 7. 17th Avenue heritage- Jalland block, Condon Block, 800 block. These are all owned by Arlington Street and slated to be torn down and replaced.

 6. Olympic Plaza, 1987. One of the biggest concerns for people will be what happens to the 22,000 bricks, inscribed with names and messages.

 5. Heritage designation. Designation itself seems to be in danger. Council has de-designated a protected heritage site, allowing for loss of protection, a waste of the resources that went into assessment in the first place, and sets a precedent.

 4. Bill C323. This bill is in danger of not passing. Bills such as this have been very successful elsewhere, providing additional jobs, tax revenue, restored character buildings, and providing a wide range of housing.

 3. Enoch Sales house. 1904.

 2. Calgary Brewing and Malting, 1894-19802. One of the dangers is that it is hard to understand the site. There is a large collection of original sandstone buildings, but they have all been covered up by later buildings. They're still in there! This is another good example of industrial heritage in Calgary. A site that many can relate to, and have fond memories of. There is great potential for a mixed use brewery district here.

 1. Heritage streetscapes and character homes.