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When Polio Was in Edmonton

Kassandra Milette

It was late in October 1947 that the school year finally started. It is fair to say that a start…

The Dutch Immigrants’ Church

Harma-Mae Smit

If you drive through Edmonton neighbourhoods, you’ll see many churches with names that reflect the cultural background of the immigrants…

Heritage Schools: Edmonton’s Surprising 1918 Influenza Epidemic Legacy

Suzanna Wagner

Would you be surprised if I told you that Edmonton’s schools were a more prominent contributor to Edmonton’s 1918 influenza…

Teachable Moments

Bruce Cinnamon

Velva Hueston moved to Edmonton with her mother in the early 1920s, after her father died in the 1918 flu…

Shadows, Shade, and Sunshine

Oumar Salifou

In its 1966 annual report, the City of Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department described its purpose as facilitating “the development…

Imrie House: Home of Canada’s First Female Architectural Firm 

Josephine Boxwell

Imrie House is unassuming. It is an older home, modest in size, tucked away at the end of a treed…

Wong Bark Ging 黃柏振 : A History of My Father’s Market Gardens

Ging Wei Wong 黃景煒

One hundred years ago my father stepped onto Canadian soil for the first time. It wasn’t until he passed away…

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When Polio Was in Edmonton

Kassandra Milette

It was late in October 1947 that the school year finally started. It is fair to say that a start…

The Dutch Immigrants’ Church

Harma-Mae Smit

If you drive through Edmonton neighbourhoods, you’ll see many churches with names that reflect the cultural background of the immigrants…

Heritage Schools: Edmonton’s Surprising 1918 Influenza Epidemic Legacy

Suzanna Wagner

Would you be surprised if I told you that Edmonton’s schools were a more prominent contributor to Edmonton’s 1918 influenza…

Teachable Moments

Bruce Cinnamon

Velva Hueston moved to Edmonton with her mother in the early 1920s, after her father died in the 1918 flu…

Shadows, Shade, and Sunshine

Oumar Salifou

In its 1966 annual report, the City of Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department described its purpose as facilitating “the development…

Imrie House: Home of Canada’s First Female Architectural Firm 

Josephine Boxwell

Imrie House is unassuming. It is an older home, modest in size, tucked away at the end of a treed…

An Everlasting River Valley Retreat

Ryan Stephens

Here on Keillor Farm, the scenery and serenity of the vast Canadian prairies is everywhere, though it’s packed into a…

Filipino Pioneers of Edmonton

Ida Beltran Lucila

The 1952 Immigration Act introduced a points system that brought about the entry of professionals to fill labour gaps in Canada.

Connecting Through Dance

Soni Dasmohapatra

Soni Dasmohapatra shares her collaboration with Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo and Felipe Canavera. — amiskwaciywâskahikan is “Beaver Hills House” It is…

Left to right: Val Scoffield, Sophie Derbawka and June Dumka dressed in old-timey clothing during the Victoria Park Golf Course’s Centennial Celebrations (1907 to 2007) in 2007. Image courtesy of Joan Crawford.

How Sophie Got Her Way

Lea Storry

“Sophie had red hair and was a lively personality,” Joan said. “She was a schoolteacher and goal-focused. She was determined to get that cart path.”

Colours of the Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade

Gagan Kaur Hoonjan

If you come to Mill Woods on the Sunday of Victoria Day long weekend, you’ll join thousands of people coming…

The Camel Humps: A Special Little Corner of Edmonton

Tom Monto

Around the time that Alberta became a province in 1905, the riverbank went through a process that produced its unique topography that gives it its odd “Camel Humps” name today.