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“Baseball in Champion” with Kolten Nelson

Another installment of the Vulcan County History Digital Story Series features Kolten Nelson narrating the history of baseball in Champion and its lasting influence on the community. Enjoy and Happy 100 Champion! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]

Silent Scenes from Vulcan in the 1950s

These videos have been published to youtube on PeteBosely’s channel.  The channel is run by David Bircham of www.silentalbum.com If you recognize any of the people or details, please comment below. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

Ted Barris speaks at RCAF Vulcan

Ted Barris is an accomplished author and journalist often specializing in the military history of Canada.  He was invited to speak by the Bomber Command Museum of Canada at their August 2010 “Salute to the Flight Instructors” weekend event held at the RCAF Vulcan Aerodome and at their location in Nanton, Alberta.  This video features […]

Coal Mining in Champion- with Sev Pasolli

This video is a Digital Story produced by Bev Knutson Shaw.   It features photos and exerpts from Sev Pasolli’s book on the history of coal mining in the Champion area titled “Coal: Champion’s Black Gold” and is narrated by Sev Pasolli himself. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit […]

Carmangay Centennial Parade

This video footage was taken during the Carmangay 100th Anniversary weekend on July 31, 2010. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

“For Home and Country”: Champion Women’s Institute

When the Champion’s Women’s Institute (WI) disbanded in the 1980s, it was the longest running organization in Champion’s history. The first meeting of the WI had been held in Miller’s Hall on 14 July, 1915, with Mrs. Seal as the first president. In 1897, Adelaide Hoodless founded the first Women’s Institute in Canada, in Stoney […]

Carmangay’s 100th Anniversary: An interview with Bob Shearer Sr. Part 1

This video footage was taken during the Carmangay 100th Anniversary weekend at the Community Center. For more information on the Blackspring Ridge School, click here: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Deep Water School No. 3037

Deep Water School District was established on September 10, 1913. The area was located on the SE quarter of 16-16-19-W4. Directions from Lomond – East 3 3/4 miles on Township Road 162 (no school sign). Latitude 50.33926, Longitude -112.55196 The area was established as a district, but a school building was never made. Pupils were […]

Memories Tumble- Along with the Walls! by Racille (Hummel) Ellis

On July 14th. 2010, Champion’s last ‘Chinese’ restaurant was torn down. As I saw the walls come down, memories filled my mind as these restaurants, or Cafes, as we called them, were such a part of our growing up in Champion. In the early years all small villages and towns, benefited from having Chinese cafes […]

Champion’s Mr. Baseball

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