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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