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Let Us Now Praise Ordinary People

  • 16 Apr 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
  • 428



Almost everyone in Canada has an immigration story in their family’s past.  This is the story of my great-grandparents and grandparents, leaving England to start new lives in Manitoba in the 1880’s and then Alberta before it became a province.  Join them for the sea voyage, the railway trip on a colonist car, and the trials and tribulations of homesteading - twice - before settling in Calgary in 1917.  Then we’ll learn a bit about life in northeast Calgary through the Armistice, Spanish Flu, Depression and Second World War.

Presenter: Doug Coats

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