Archive for the ‘Heritage’ category

Jane’s Walk in Inglewood on Saturday May 4

April 18th, 2013

Andree Iffrig sends the following invitation:

Join us for a Jane’s Walk in Inglewood on Sat. May 4 from 10 am to noon.

Our theme is “What if we told stories about building community and everybody came?”

The walk will visit some of the places in Inglewood where history on the urban design front is being made by ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things to protect and preserve the diverse socio-economic character, history and environmental wellbeing of the ‘hood. Expect to hear some stories!

Meeting spot: 10 am at the Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary. We’ll meet outside if the weather is fine, inside the lobby if it’s cold or rainy. Bite Groceteria is supplying hot coffee and tea to fortify everyone for the walk through the ‘hood.

Bus Tour of Calgary’s Historic Sandstone Schools, Sat Nov 10

November 5th, 2012

From the Calgary Heritage Initiative:

Heritage friends,

CHI is pleased to offer our second guided historic bus tour in Calgary:
Sandstone School Bus Tour. The three-hour guided tour will take you back
through the ‘sands of time’ (we couldn’t resist) to take a behind the
scenes look into our iconic and exquisite sandstone schools. The tour will
delve into the fascinating history of the construction, use, and re-use of
our extant historic schools in the Inner City. This tour is made possible
with a grant from Calgary 2012 GIG.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Time: 10am to 1pm – please arrive by 9:45
Bus will leave from the north side of the Old Haultain School:

Old Haultain School
225 – 13 Avenue SW

Tickets: $30 for CHI Members; $35 for non members; or $40 for a CHI
membership and a bus tour ticket (a $5 saving on membership cost).

You may pay by credit card on Eventbrite, or select “Show other payment
options” below the “Order Now” button in order to pay by cheque.

http://sandstonebustour.eventbrite.ca/

For more information please contact us at: info@calgaryheritage.org

We hope to see you there!

Calgary Heritage Initiative
www.calgaryheritage.org
info@calgaryheritage.org

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Century Homes Heritage Walking Tour Today

July 29th, 2012

It’s a beautiful day for a walking tour of Ramsay’s heritage homes.

Come out and explore these heritage homes, (we will not be going inside any of the homes,) mingle with fellow community residents, learn and share Ramsay’s unique heritage.

Because it is a walking tour, participants will be given a map of the Century Homes locations, to be able to break from the tour and continue it later, or on their own time, if preferred.

The tour will start in front of the Ramsay Community Association, 1136 8 St SE. Sunday, July 29th, at 2:00 pm. The tour is scheduled to go until 4:30pm

Ramsay Century Homes Walking Tour

June 18th, 2012

Angie Maeots sends the following info about the Ramsay Heritage walking tour:

Ramsay “Century Homes Calgary” Tour

Rain or shine, come and join Ramsay Heritage for a “walking tour” of the Century Homes within the community!

The Century Homes that are signed up will post a yard sign sharing details on their home, that may include:

  • Architectural
  • Residential
  • Events
  • Photos
  • Stories

Come out and explore these heritage homes, (we will not be going inside any of the homes,) mingle with fellow community residents, learn and share Ramsay’s unique heritage.

Because it is a walking tour, participants will be given a map of the Century Homes locations, to be able to break from the tour and continue it later, or on their own time, if preferred.

We will be gathering in front of the Ramsay Community Association, 1136 8 St SE. Sunday, July 29th, at 2:00 pm. The tour is scheduled to go until 4:30pm

Ramsay Community Heritage Project Open House on July 17

June 18th, 2012

Angie Maeots sends the following info about an upcoming City of Calgary Heritage event at the Community Hall:

2012 Ramsay Community Heritage Project Open House

(Event is being held by the City of Calgary)

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17th @ 5:30pm until 8:30pm with a presentation at 6:30pm


WHERE: Ramsay Community Association, 1136 8St SE.

Do you have special stories about the people, places, events and eras that helped shaped your neighbourhood?

What are the places you value?  The historic buildings, streets, green spaces you think are important to Ramsay’s identity and character?

City of Calgary Heritage Planning has engaged a consultant to develop a Community Context Paper and a Historic Places of Interest List for Ramsay.

We want to know which places you would like to see included in this project.

If you are interested in hearing more about the project or want to provide input, please join us at the Open House.

There will be time for informal discussion and a presentation on the project to date.

Hope you can join us for snacks, refreshments and a conversation about your community history!

Century Homes Heritage Roundtable on June 21

June 6th, 2012

The Federation of Calgary Communities sends this info about a very interesting heritage workshop:

The next installment of the Heritage Roundtable is about homes built during Calgary’s first building boom 100 years ago.

 

Topics include:

 

Identifying the Style of your century home – residential architectural styles during Calgary’s first boom, with David Monteyne, Associate Professor, U of C Faculty of Environmental Design.

 

Also, How to Photograph Your Century Home, as an aid to interpreting and understanding architecture, with photographer James McMenamin.

 

And, Century Homes, Historic Paint Colours and Sampling with heritage consultant Laura Pasacreta.

 

Bring a photo of your home for a What Style Is It? consultation with our experts.

 

Part of the Century Homes celebration (go to www.centuryhomes.org to find out more).

 

Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association, 2201 Cliff St. SW, in the historic Cliff Bungalow School.

 

Doors open 6:30 pm, event starts at 7 pm and runs to 9 pm.

 

Networking and refreshments too!