Below are some heritage-related events taking place in the month of May:
Research the History of Your House Program, May 9
Heritage Triangle experts from Calgary Public Library, City of Calgary Corporate Records, Archives and the Glenbow Library and Archives explore resources to help you uncover the history of your house, whether a hundred years or younger. To honour the centennial of WW1, we will be using the house of a Calgary soldier as an example.
Friday, May 9
1:00 - 2:00
Local History Room
4th floor, Central Library
616 Macleod Tr. S.E.
Register online at calgarypubliclibrary.com or by calling 403-260-2620. For more information, contact Carolyn Ryder at 403-260-2650.
Federation of Calgary Communities’ Partners in Planning: Community Character (elective), May 10
What is “community character”? What is it about the look and feel of places that make them attractive (or not!) and how can we use that knowledge to make good design and planning decisions? This course, combining heritage planning and urban design aspects, addresses the challenges of “city building” while looking at building scale, architecture, landscape and their impact on the public realm from development cycles of the past. Learn about and how a dialogue between the past, the present and the desired future can enhance community character. There is a walking tour portion, so dress appropriately.
The event takes place on Saturday, May 10th at the Cliff Bungalow-Mission Arts Centre, 2105 Cliff Street SW from 9 am to noon. Sign-in for a doughnut (and your name tag) starts at 8:30. Register here: https://calgarycommunities.com/events/month/.
100th Anniversary of the Turner Valley Oilfield Discovery, May 14
The Centennial Celebration of the Turner Valley Oilfield Discovery will take place on Wednesday, May 14 at the site of the Dingman No. 1 discovery well located at the Turner Valley Gas Plant. The site will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All information, including registration to volunteer, can be found here: http://www.history.alberta.ca/turnerval ... rsary.aspx.
The Past Builds Our Future: It’s Important to Remember the Stories”—High Rise Toastmasters Celebrating 35 Years and Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association, May 14
The High Rise Toastmasters Club #1171 is celebrating 35 years since chartering in Bridgeland-Riverside. You are invited to help celebrate the event and say “thank you” for the community’s support over the years. The club in conjunction with the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association, is hosting a very special heritage event. The aim of this event, besides celebrating the anniversary, is to give support to the beginnings of the new “Bridgeland-Riverside History Committee.” Learn more here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-past-bu ... aff=efbnen.
Heritage Matters--From Discovery Well to Provincial Historic Site: the saga of the Turner Valley Gas Plant, May 23
Presented by the Calgary Heritage Authority, the next Heritage Matters event takes place Friday, May 23 from 5:30PM – 7:00PM at Calgary Public Library—Central Downtown branch. During this historic month marking the discovery of Dingman No.1, Ian Clarke brings his insider perspective on the site’s never-ending saga. Mr. Clarke is the Director of the site for Alberta’s Historic Sites and Museums Branch.
A reminder that the nomination period is now open for the Lion Awards! Learn more at https://www.calgary.ca/lionawards.
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We hope to see you at these events!