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Winter Chinook Cancelled

Due to a number of factors, the winter issue of Chinook will not be issued. The next Chinook will be published in the spring (April) with the theme of Education in a New Land . Below is a request articles:

School children with teacher in front of school in Ontario about 1900. Wikipedia.com

For most of us, education in Canada appears to have always been as it is now: children go to school at a certain age, they progress through a graded system, they are taught by qualified teachers, they are given instruction in a variety of subjects, and eventually they graduate with a diploma, certificate or degree. This, however, has not always been true. Education in this new country was full of fits and starts, controversy and conflict. Differences occurred at almost all levels from the family, the differing religious and immigrant affiliations, right up through to the governing bodies of the day. If you have a story that will expand Chinook reader’s minds, please send it our way!

 

 

New Chinook Editor Required

In October, I announced that I will be stepping down from my role as Chinook Editor on June 30, 2018. I have enjoyed this role a great deal, but feel it is time to let someone else have the opportunity to contribute to the legacy of this outstanding publication. I will still be around to help the new editor by continuing to do the layout and design. (This will greatly cut down the time commitment for this position). If you are interested, please come and talk to me at our next general meeting on January 8th, or email me at editor-chinook@afhs.ab.ca

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