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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 […]

Piercing allegations sunk Bow City’s chief booster

Part 16 in a series on the history of Bow City. 1916 was a bad year for Herbert Chandler Pierce. As the year drew to a close the village that Pierce had once promoted so vigorously now appeared on the verge of extinction. As the residents of Bow City dispersed like tumbling kochia weed, thoughts […]

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

Bow City’s well runs dry

Just as Bow City’s civic fathers were launching a campaign to promote the Village to investors here and abroad, events a world away would have a deleterious effect on the “City of Natural Resources”. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the […]

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 […]

Cottonwood Grove School No. 1412

Cottonwood Grove School, established on October 11, 1905, was often referred to as Loma School because the Loma post office was just across the road. Emil and Susanah Steiner came from Switzerland, arriving here in 1904. They waited for settlers with enough children to start a school. They donated a corner of land on the […]

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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Champion Celebrates

Anniversary Celebrations Through the Years Champion residents are gearing up for the Village’s centennial celebration, to be held in the summer of 2011. Anniversary celebrations are nothing new for Champion. Throughout the years, residents have gathered to reminisce, remember, and commemorate. Not even the Great Depression could stop Champion from having its July 1st celebration. […]