Fighting for the Sanctity of our Homes: A Story of Ill-Fame

Fighting for the Sanctity of our Homes: A Story of Ill-Fame

Jon Weller…
It was a cool spring evening in 1908, but tempers in Council’s chambers were high. Mr. L. Norman, a printer for the Edmonton Bulletin, was speaking on behalf of the Norwood Vigilance Committee, “We are fighting for the sanctity of house homes and if council will depute the power to us we will

Governor General’s Award

Posted by in Blog | No Comments
Governor General’s Award

By: Darren Boisvert
On December 9th and 10th, historians, teachers and public officials gathered in Ottawa for the 2012 Governor General’s History Awards celebrations. The awards are Canada’s top honors in the field of history and heritage. Rat Creek Press Managing Editor and Ave We Had History Producer Darren Boisvert was in attendance to receive…

A Time to Remember

Posted by in Blog | No Comments
A Time to Remember

This clip is part of a larger production on the history of the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood.
Click HERE to learn more.…
 

And The Show Goes On….

Posted by in Blog | No Comments
And The Show Goes On….

Exciting news! The Ave We Had history project will be continuing on into phase two.
We were recently accepted for a generous grant from the Avenue Revitalization Initiative. The grant is to go towards developing a historic walking tour in the Southwest of the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood.
The intention with this project is to develop…

In Search of the Unseen Details

Posted by in Blog | No Comments
In Search of the Unseen Details

Not many people today can claim to have nearly drowned in Rat Creek, and it will likely be a long time before the opportunity presents itself again.
It was a cool day, early in winter, the leaves were gone and the ice covering the creek was deceptive, not yet thick enough to support even the…

Oral History Unveiled

Posted by in Blog | No Comments

It seems fitting for the first post of this blog to be a call to action for others to become oral historians. This is because this project has, since the beginning, being one of and for the community. Everyone involved came with an offering of some skills or talents, but in truth it was a…