These books deal with the history of the area and can mostly be found at the Edmonton Public Library in its Heritage Room Collection at the Stanley Milner Branch. Beyond these books there are countless intriguing local and regional histories that can be consulted. 

Gwenne Armstrong, Sharon Blacklock, & Beverly Domsky. Through the years: Alberta Avenue. 1995

Vaughn Bowler & Michael Wanchuk,  Volunteers: A History of the Largest Volunteer Organization in North America,  Edmonton Federation of Community League, 1986

Ron Kuban,  Edmonton’s Urban Villages: The Community League Movement, Edmonton:University of Alberta Press, 2005

Merrily K. Aubry, Edmonton Historical Board & Heritage Sites Committee. Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie, Edmonton:University of Alberta Press, 2004.

St. Faiths Centennial Committee, St. Faiths Anglican Church 1910-2010 – History Book

Alberta Avenue Business Association,  Rediscover 118 Avenue– Alberta’s Avenue of Champions: A Complete Guide to Alberta Avenue & the Surrounding Communities : the Alberta Avenue Revitalization Zone, 118th Avenue from Skyreach to NAIT, 1999

Mary Fournier, Bill Rawluk, & George Lupul. Forty-five years with Norwood Legion Branch #178: 1946-1991

Parkdale History Committee. Parkdale School 70th Anniversary 1912-1982

Eastwood Gazette 1942 High School Graduation Edition, Edmonton, AB:1942

Norwood United, Norword United Church: Our Seventieth Anniversary. 1977

Eleanor Palmer Cleary, Norwood School: 70th Anniversary June 4, 1976, Prepared May 18, 1976

Howard Palmer, Early Days of Norwood.

Text Clippings from various books and brochures. 


Heritage Resources Management Program, McCauley/Alberta Avenue Historic Resources Inventory 

Ken Tingley, North of Boyle Street: Continuity and Change in Edmonton’s First Urban Centre: A Report for the Boyle Renaissance Project, November 2009 

Heritage Collaborative Inc., Heritage Inventory for the Alberta Avenue BRZ Neighbourhood Final Report, 2008 

Juliette Champagne, Overview of the History of the North East Region, 2012


Edmonton Heritage Council Links: Good source to local historical organizations, sites and more.

Newspaper Links

A digitized version of the Edmonton Bulletin can be found online. Here are links to many of a the editions that had a special day devoted to Alberta Avenue news. 

Henderson’s Directories: directory to Edmonton residents and businesses


To find out about each interview and to see what is discussed please refer to the transcripts


Bill Hilton 

Shirley Ann Hilton 

Binnie Engley 

Molly Ehman 

Bill Kay 

Cheryl Ferguson 


Janet Cardinal 

Louis Grimble 

Raelena Melon 

Rico Potestio 

Silverio (Sly) Sirianni 


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