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September 2017

Speaker Series

September 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 18 - The Edmonton Grads Topic: The Edmonton Grads, with Shirley Reaman and Michael Dawe The Edmonton Grads were a world class women't basketball team renowned for winning 95% of the games they played over their entire history as a team, 1915-1940. Red Deer's Frances Gordon (later Mills) joined the Grads in the late 1930s, and local teacher Percy Page became a coach. Join us at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery at 7:00pm Wednesday October 18. As…

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Annual History Banquet and AGM

September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer’s Lodge, Corner 44 St. and 47 Ave.
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6T7 Canada
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Our Annual Banquet and AGM this year features Canada's Nursing Sisters of WWI as a part of our ongoing recognition of the centenary of WWI Doors open at 5:30 Dinner and AGM 6-7pm Presentation 7pm Tickets $29 members, $32 non-members Memberships may be bought online (click on the link) or at the door. Tickets on sale beginning September 1 at the Red Deer Museum, at 4525 47A Ave or by contacting 403-304-0742  

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October 2017

Speaker Series

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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free

The Edmonton Grads, with Shirley Reaman and Michael Dawe The Edmonton Grads were a world class women's basketball team renowned for winning 95% of the games they played over their entire history as a team, 1915-1940. Red Deer's Frances Gordon (later Mills) joined the Grads in the late 1930s and local teacher Percy Page became a coach. 7-8:30 pm at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery Light refreshments will be served. (yay!)

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April 2019

Speaker Series: Nancy Townshend, Art Historical Researcher

April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

SPEAKER SERIES: Nancy Townshend, Art Historical Researcher, on “Art Inspired by the Canadian Rockies, Purcell Mountains and Selkirk Mountains 1809 to today”. Wednesday April 17, 2019 at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. 4725 47a Avenue, Red Deer. This event is free, and all are welcome.  

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May 2019

Historical Society of Alberta AGM and Tour of Blackfoot Crossing Historic Site

May 25, 2019
Blackfoot Crossing Historic Park Alberta + Google Map
$60

The Central Alberta Historical Society is one of five chapters of the Historical Society of Alberta, which holds its AGM on the last weekend in May. Traditionally, each AGM incorporates an awards ceremony to honour individuals and organizations who have contributed in exemplary ways to the study and/or preservation of aspects of Alberta history, and is followed by a tour of a place of historical interest. This year, the AGM and tour will be at Blackfoot Crossing Historic Site, where…

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September 2019

CAHS Banquet, AGM, and Speaker Dr. Linda Many Guns

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer’s Lodge, Corner 44 St. and 47 Ave.
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6T7 Canada
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Our 2019/2020 'Adventures in History' season kicks off with our Banquet, AGM, and Speaker event. The speaker this fall will be Dr. Linda Many Guns, Assistant Professor and Chair of the faculty of Indigenous Studies, University of Lethbridge. Topic TBA. Tickets are now available at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. Due to rising costs pretty much across the board this year's tickets are $35 each. https://www.uleth.ca/files/u-l-45th-anniversary-linda-many-guns-episode-8

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October 2019

Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta. How the heck did we get where we are?

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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free

Dr. Duane Bratt, professor and chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University explores significant political movements through the history of Alberta leading to the elections of the NDP and current UCP governments. Dr. Bratt is co-editor of the recently published Orange Chinook, an edited collection bringing together Alberta's top political watchers in this fascinating, multifaceted analysis. It examines the legacy of the Progressive Conservative dynasty, the PC and NDP campaigns, polling, and online…

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November 2019

The Sixties Scoop

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
Free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yG9qGJy3hQ#action=sharehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yG9qGJy3hQ#action=share   "In the true spirit of reconciliation an apology from the Premier means an acknowledgement that this was a dark chapter in Alberta's history. We welcome an apology that is long overdue that will begin the healing process in our Indigenous communities that is greatly needed -Adam North Peigan Adam North Peigan, President of the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society (SSISA) will present the circumstances and long term effect of the practice of placing Indigenous babies for adoption, frequently in…

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January 2020

Our Archives: Stories from the archives and insights into behind the scenes

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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Free

The Red Deer Archives is a treasure trove of information, stories, histories and artifacts. Jillian Staniec, Archives Coordinator, will show us some interesting examples of archival material, tell us a bit about digital preservation and give us a chance to try out the new web interface for the public. For more information please email us at centralalbertahistory@gmail.com Check out the archives at https://www.reddeer.ca/about-red-deer/history/archives/

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February 2020

The Liberation of Holland

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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Free

"In the final months of the Second World War, Canadian forces were given the important and deadly task of liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. From September 1944 to April 1945, the First Canadian Army fought German forces on the Scheldt estuary — opening the port of Antwerp for Allied use — and then cleared northern and western Netherlands of Germans, allowing food and other relief to reach millions of desperate people. More than 7,600 Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen…

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