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The Spring 2015 newsletter is now available here.


April event: Alberta's Sports History

Come hear Karen Wall, Professor of Communication Studies, Athabasca University, speak on the role of sport in building community, identity and historical memory in Alberta. She will be offering new perspectives on well-known sports stories along with tales of lesser-known activities that remained on the margins of most histories for reasons of race, class and gender. April 28th, 7:30 pm, at Fort Calgary.


May event: The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith

The author, Doris McKinnon, explores the life of Marie Rose Delorme Smith, a Metis woman born in 1861 and sold by her mother to a robe and whiskey trader. By the time of her death in 1960, Marie rose had assumed many roles: wife, mother of 17, author, medicine woman, midwife, and homesteader. May 26th, 7:30 pm, at Fort Calgary.


Historic Calgary Week 2015

Time to mark your calendar for Historic Calgary Week 2015, our 25th Anniversary Edition. The dates for this year are July 23 through August 3. Again, we will be offering over 60 events plus some special Anniversary Commemorative Events. Watch this space for updates and visit our website after June 1 for the complete program.


The objective of the Chinook Country Historical Society is "to promote a greater understanding of Canadian and Alberta history in Chinook Country for people of all ages." CCHS, in part, promotes its objectives through:

  • A Monthly Program of presentations of historical interest from September 2014 through May 2015;

  • Sponsoring books and anthologies that highlight Calgary and Alberta's history

Members Present: This is a section on our web page that gives basic information about presentations on history or related topics of potential interest to you that are being made by some of our members that are not part of the regular CCHS programming.


Dingman Number 1 Oil Well Turner Valley Oilfield Society - Celebrating the Centennial with the People of Alberta

David Finch writes to encourage members of the CCHS and the HSA to join the Turner Valley Oilfield Society. This small but pivotal local society, based in the middle of western Canada's first commercial oilfield, plays an important role. Click here to find out more about its current activities. The TVOS was an important player in the centennial events in May of 2014. It hosted a Centennial Tea on May 14, 2014 and also sponsored Centennial, a play about the Turner Valley oil story, written by award winning playright Sharon Pollock.

Stay tuned for more activities at the Turner Valley Gas Plant when the weather warms up and help support the people telling the story of oil by joining the Turner Valley Oilfield Society.


Note a new addition to Members Present: Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners, (CALL) is a new, not for profit, member led group dedicated to organizing innovative, affordable learning opportunities for people 45 and over. Follow this link for more information.


Chinook Country Historical Society is a constituent part of the Historical Society of Alberta. Membership has its privileges. Membership in CCHS includes a membership in the Historical Society of Alberta, discounts at special events, the CCHS newsletter, History Now, the newsletter of the HSA that covers history across the province. The glossy magazine Alberta History is also available to members at a reduced subscription rate.

CCHS publishes a quarterly newsletter for our members. The latest newsletter can be viewed online and past issues back to September 2004 are in the Archives.

Chinook Country Historical Society cooperates with several other organizations with an interest in History. Support these Organizations in their efforts.

Contact Information:
Chinook Country Historical Society
Suite 311, 223 - 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9
Ph: 403-261-4667

Last updated on January 25, 2015.