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Part III – Marguerite Rowand-McKay: Matriarch, Naturalist, Armchair Traveler, Bison Ally

Jenna Chalifoux

When Marguerite reached the tiny house with the Assiniboine River ambling by and its thickets of linden and maple awash…

Part I – Marguerite Rowand-McKay: Matriarch, Naturalist, Armchair Traveler, Bison Ally

Jenna Chalifoux

The 1821 merger of the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) and the North-West Company (NWC) harkened an era of unfettered commerce…

Part II – Marguerite Rowand-McKay: Matriarch, Naturalist, Armchair Traveler, Bison Ally

Jenna Chalifoux

At the height of summer in 1838, Roman Catholic priests François Blanchet and Modeste Demers visited L’Fort des Prairies (Fort…

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…

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…

Pantages and The Strand

Darrin Hagen

Edmonton came by its reputation as a theatre city honestly, and more than once over the last century. At one…

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…

A House for Guidance: The Baitul Hadi Mosque and the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Community in Edmonton

Dr. Nadia Kurd

Introduction Located in the Ottewell neighbourhood, the Baitul Hadi Mosque (House of Guidance) has served the Ahmadi Muslim community in…

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…

Cariwest: The Caribbean Community’s Gift to Edmonton

Donna Coombs-Montrose

CARIWEST – Caribbean Arts Festival was introduced to Edmonton in 1984. It was created by Western Carnival Development Association (WCDA)…

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….