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From Edmonton Chinatown: The All-Girls Cultural Troupe

Lan Chan-Marples

Have you ever heard of the China Dolls?  Not the glazed porcelain dolls or the 2015 novel written by Chinese-American…

World War II and the Chinese Women’s Club in Edmonton

Lan Chan-Marples

An April 1946 photo of three young Chinese women in the Edmonton Journal readily captured a reader’s eye.  Freshly home…

Margaret Chappelle: The artist who saved the MacKinnon Ravine

Bruce Cinnamon

Margaret Chappelle was an unlikely activist: the only child of wealthy parents, and wife to a successful young doctor, she…

Dasha Goody, Born to the Stage

Debby Shoctor

Young people today may not be familiar with the name Dasha Goody, but she was one of the doyennes of…

A Residential School Survivor’s Story of Survival and Resilience: AUDIO INTERVIEW

Rayna Gopaul

“…first night for supper….he put a plate in front of me and I said “Mahsi!” In my language, thank you….

Tokens of Remembrance: Indigenous Faces in Edmonton’s Beaux Arts Architecture, 1907-1930

Cole Hawkins

Disclaimer: Due to the importance around the legal designation of Indian status, this article sometimes uses the term “Indian” to…

Louise Umphreville: The Shining Star

Jenna Chalifoux

In August  of 1782, Fort York was captured by the French. Edward Umphreville and some other HBC men were taken by…

Daughters of Shining Star

Jenna Chalifoux

There are many notable women in Edmonton’s history books. The ‘Famous Five’ may come to mind straight away, in addition to…

Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Jeannette Austin-Odina

My journey towards becoming an educator started in my childhood with time spent under a mango tree at my home…

Edmonton’s Caribbean Journey

Donna Coombs-Montrose

The flights touched down at a Canadian International Airport bringing scores of eager Caribbean nationals, their suitcases packed with their…

Vivacious Caribbean Teachers

Etty Shaw-Cameron

During the 1960s, school jurisdictions in Alberta advertised for teachers in leading newspapers and at teacher training colleges in the…

Sam the Shoemaker: Cobbling Together Community

Harma-Mae Smit

It was the turbulent sixties. In the United States and Canada, teenage unrest was making headlines. Even in the small…