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AFHS Annual General Meeting

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

AFHS Society LogoThe AFHS Society Meeting is our regular meeting for all members, usually held on the second Monday of each month from September to June. Guests are welcome to attend!

Topic: Our Annual General Meeting and “Inspector Brisebois of the NWMP”

This will be a hybrid meeting held at Bow Cliff Seniors Centre (3375 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary). To attend in person, just come to the meeting place! To attend via Zoom, please register here.

Please note: Due to a family emergency, Ron Gilmore is unable to will present. Jim Benedict has kindly stepped in with a presentation about Inspector Brisebois of the North West Mounted Police. 

Description: In 1876, Ottawa discovered that the fort on the Bow had been named after the NWMP officer in charge, without authority, and was quickly renamed “Fort Calgary”.  With this incident, the man who had named the fort after himself, stepped briefly into the pages of Calgary’s history and then disappeared.

But Brisebois was a real person, not just a name in a government report. Surrounded as he was by controversy, both his achievements and transgressions were forgotten for an entire century even by the city which he helped to found.

About Jim: Jim Benedict was born in 1944 and raised in Calgary, Alberta, where he and Joan have a son and two grandchildren.  As an electrical engineer, his career kept Jim busy on major projects and travel, and then as prime owner of a software service company over the past 40 years.  But then he inherited the trunk-full of family photos and the dog-eared family history book. This should only take a weekend of computer entry to record and preserve. Some thirty years later, the project continues. Jim is currently their webmaster and Vice President for AFHS.

This meeting will be recorded, and the video will be made available on our Meeting Handouts & Videos page (members-only access).


For more AFHS events, see our calendar.

To see our other two society websites, browse to https://albertaancestors.ca or https://familygenes.ca.


May 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
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Bow Cliff Seniors Centre & via Zoom
3375 Spruce Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 3A3 Canada
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