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Building Calgary Communities SPEAKER SERIES

**All Speakers Series Cancelled Due to Covid 19

effective March 13 until further notice**

This series sponsored by the Chinook Country Historical Society (CCHS) and the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) highlights the contribution of the many groups that comprise our city today. It explores the pioneers who came to Calgary to build a new life while enriching our city with the culture of their homeland.

Our objective is to highlight the individuals from these communities that brought their pioneering spirit along with their traditions and beliefs. Why did they come here? What have they contributed to our community? How did they make it easier for others to follow in their footsteps? What imprint has this community left on our city and province?

Events will generally be held on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of January, June, July and August.

The Influence of the Early Irish Pioneers on Calgary’s Early Growth

Join Martin Cowman, former president of Calgary's Irish Cultural Society, as he talks about the Irish pioneers who helped build Calgary.  Martin was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and came to Calgary in 1967.  He worked in the City Hall Planning Dept. & Corporate Properties and as volunteer president of the Calgary Food Bank.  Martin is currently enrolled in Early Western European History at the University of Calgary.

Presenter: Martin Cowman

When:Friday, April 3, 2020 **Cancelled Due to Covid 19**
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Where:cSpace, 1721-29 Ave. SW

Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. No registration required.

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*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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