Historic Calgary Week 2007

From July 27 to August 5, 2007, join Chinook Country Historical Society as they present their premier program, the 17th annual Historic Calgary Week.

With the theme this year, Tents to Towers: Our Booms on the Bow, the focus will be on the incredible growth at various periods in our city’s history, from its inception to today’s modern city. For these ten days each summer, history enthusiasts gather to celebrate some of Calgary’s oldest and most unique stories and treasures. Historic Calgary Week offers over 40 events during the ten-day celebration ranging from community walks and heritage building tours to personal accounts of early Calgary and a gigantic Calgary Herald crossword puzzle contest based on Calgary’s history. Events are open to everyone and are free of charge, with a few exceptions.

According to Gary Ellis, Chair of this years HCW:

Each year attendance grows for our events. We are excited to share Calgary’s history with those who have lived here for many years and with people who have recently established roots here. It’s an opportunity for Calgarians and visitors to hear the stories of the people that built the city, enriched peoples’ lives through the arts and preserved the open spaces for all to enjoy.

Sunalta, Cliff Bungalow, Mission, Mt. Pleasant and a Union Cemetery tour are but a few of the walking tours highlighting some of the early communities of Calgary. See the Dominion Bridge foundry and see how it will be incorporated into the Ramsay Exchange proposed development which is designed to become a vibrant, dynamic and livable inner city neighbourhood.

Weekday lunch hours at Central United Church, located on the corner of 1st Street and 7th Avenue SW, will feature guest speakers recounting tales from the past as well as giving you a sneak peek at Alberta’s newest provincial park, the Glenbow Ranch Park that is not yet open to the public.

The week wraps up at Fort Calgary with the Closing Frolic. Come enjoy a family fun day at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers where Calgary’s history began.


Like any tower, this event could not soar without good foundational support. We thank the following organizations for their assistance:
  • Skyscraper: ARC Energy Trust
  • High Rise: The Calgary Herald
  • Tower:
    • Calgary Heritage Initiative
    • Central United Church
    • City of Calgary Parks - Outdoor Resource Centre
    • Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
    • First Thursdays Organization
    • Fort Calgary
    • Lougheed House
    • Memorial Park Library
    • Southern Alberta Pioneers

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