Academic journal article Alberta History

Chinook Country Historical Society

Academic journal article Alberta History

Chinook Country Historical Society

Article excerpt

Greetings from Chinook Country.

We have had two entertaining programs to start off 2002. One was Louise Crane's presentation "Storytelling and the Fur Trade," on January 22. Her sister Heather dressed as an Aboriginal princess, introduced us to Pauline Johnson by reciting many of the poems Johnson wrote, including "The Song My Paddle Sings".

On February 26, the program, moderated by Douglas H. Mitchell, QC, gave us sport figures from the Olympics, Hall of Fame and recipients of the Order of Canada: Stu Hart (wrestling), Jim Gladstone (rodeo), Ken Read (alpine skiing), Diane Jones Konihowski (track & field), Normie Kwong (football and hockey), Bob Wiley (golf), George "Bulldog" Hansen, a great center from the Calgary Stampeders football team and Fran Huck, a member of the 1968 Canada Hockey Team It was an entertaining evening, but with a serious message about the future of sports in Canada.

There are two contentious heritage issues brewing in Calgary: Saving St. Mary's School (see page 9) and the Wesley United Church. …

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