Aug 26 2019

British Home Children & Child Migrants Sesquicentennial Tribute

2019 marks the 150th year since the first BHC arrived in Canada. The British Home Children Avocacy & Research Association is asking communities in Canada and the UK to participate win the Beacons of Light for BHC tribute by illuminating memorials, monuments, buildings or other areas with the colours of BHCARA. In Calgary, the Calgary Tower will be lit in red, white and blue on September 25, Reconciliation Bridge will be lit in yellow lights on September 28, the Telus Spark Science Museum will be lit in red, white and blue on September 28, and Forest Lawn Library will host a special event on September 28 from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, see www.britishhomechildren.com 

Aug 21 2019

Our Program Committee Needs Suggestions!

Have you heard a really good speaker to recommend for our Monthly Meetings? Maybe you have a talk you could present. Our Program Committee needs your help! We currently do not have a presenter for September. Please contact Christine programs@afhs.ab.ca with any ideas you might have.

Jul 31 2019

Summer Library Hours

During July and August, the Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will also be open on a few Saturdays (July 13 & 27 and August 10 & 24) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check the calendar to confirm the open days. Please note all summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact library@afhs.ab.ca

Jul 31 2019

Annual Family Picnic – Change of Location

Our annual August picnic is coming up in the summer, on Sunday, August 25.  In recent years, it has been hosted at the rural home of Kay and Glen Clarke, east of Calgary.

Unfortunately, Kay is not able to host this year, so the picnic will happen at the home of our President, Jim Benedict (123 Thames Close NW).

The picnic will start at 2 pm and goes until whenever.  Park your vehicle alongside the park.  Come around to the back yard.  If you have mobility issues, use the back alley for easier access.  A potluck supper will begin about 4:30 pm. Please bring a dish to share and your own plate, utensils and cup.

As in previous years, bring along an item for show and tell. It could be a family heirloom or the best genealogy find you have discovered this year.

Jul 31 2019

Celebration of Life for Barbara LaFrentz on August 11

This is just a reminder that there will be a Celebration of Life for Barb on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association Hall, 917 Centre Ave NE from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  It is a fingerfood potluck (cold only) starting at 2:00 p.m. There will be an indigenous Smudge ceremony and drumming, band and banjo player and an open mic for sharing stories.  Prepared sheets will be available to record your memories on paper to be put in a binder. A bag piper will close the event.

Barb’s “adopted son” Joseph is looking forward to seeing everyone there.  Feel free to pass this message on to others who may remember Barb and her work at AFHS.

 

Mabel Kiessling on behalf of Joseph