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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.”

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…

The Last Best West: Hattie’s Place, Part 3

Dr. Russell Cobb

Disclaimer: Please note that this piece references anti-Black violence, brutality, and white supremacy. A reference to a specific act of…

Dr. Lila Fahlman: The First Muslim Woman Awarded the Order of Canada

Bruce Cinnamon

Lila Fahlman’s career as an activist began with a riot. It was Canada Day 1935, and the 11-year-old Lila was…

Against the Law: the 1988 Nurses’ Strike

Josephine Boxwell

“The government can make all the laws they want, but they can’t stop people from going on strike… You could…

Committed to Community: Hilwie Hamdon and The Muslim Ladies’ Association of Edmonton

Dr. Nadia Kurd

Edmontonian Hilwie Hamdon (née Taha Johma, 1905-1988) was a community leader and founding member of the historic Al Rashid Mosque, the…

History of the Edmonton Branch of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild, 1911-1966

Brandi Goddard

Craftwork, as a hobby, has seen a resurgence of popularity recently. Knitting for example, has become a social act with…

Architect Doris Tanner: What did she do? Work and life in fine balance

Cheryl Mahaffy

It’s 2003, early in the new millennium but regrettably late in the story I’m aiming to tell. Doris Tanner died…

Judi Singh: A Black & South Asian musician from 1950s-70s Edmonton

Poushali Mitra

Last year, while exploring South Asian music history in Edmonton, I randomly searched “Singh + artist + 70s Edmonton” and…

Buy It, Use It, Trash It: Changing Consumption & Growing Environmentalism in YEG

Allie Quigley

My name is Allie Quigley. I am a fourth-year history honours student from the University of Alberta, working with the…

The “Grand Lady of the Métis:” Dr. Anne Anderson’s mission to preserve the Cree language

Bruce Cinnamon

mikâwê (mother)[1] When Dr. Anne Anderson was born on a river lot farm east of St. Albert in 1906, she was…

The Other Side of Emily Murphy

Terry Jorden

Shortly after entering Emily Murphy Park, which sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River between Groat Bridge and…