Academic journal article Alberta History

Highlights from the 2002 HSA Conference and Annual General Meeting

Academic journal article Alberta History

Highlights from the 2002 HSA Conference and Annual General Meeting

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The AGM was held on Saturday morning with 48 members making it in to the early breakfast.

Three Board members retired and were thanked for their hard work: Geoff Wilson, Sarah Carter and Diana Sim.

Three new Board members were welcomed: Bev Leggatt as Treasurer, Tony Rees as Second Vice President and Liliane Coutu Maisonneuve as Director at Large. Margaret Waite received the grateful thanks of the HSA for her many years of dedicated service as HSA Office Coordinator.

The 2002 Annual General Meeting of the Historical Society of Alberta was hosted by the Chinook Country chapter on May 24-26. They presented the theme "Friends and Neighbourhoods" with a good deal of verve along with careful organization.

On Friday, twenty-six adventurous souls went on the Voyageur Canoe Adventure along with three intrepid voyageur guides and two tour guides, David Finch and Jeff Gottfred. David Finch is a consulting historian and an avid paddler; he told all sorts of stories about Calgary and canoeing as we watched for beavers and birds. Jeff Gottfred is a fur trade re-enactor who made his own outfit including his Hudson's Bay Company blanket coat. He demonstrated activities such as using a sextant as David Thompson did, and has published on this and other fur trade subjects on a website: www. …

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