SAP Newsletter _May 2007_ v2

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					 Vol. 39 • No. 3        Website: www.pioneersalberta.org       Email: southernalbertapioneers@shaw.ca         May 2007


             President’s Message
                                             manned for the full 10 days. This
Y   our committees have all been
    kept busy this winter and now
everyone is looking forward to spring
                                             exhibit gives the Southern Alberta
                                             Pioneer Association a great deal of
and summer.                                  exposure to all Albertans as well as
   We had a full slate of events this        the world. So please volunteer some
winter; all were successful with the         of your time to this and other Stam-
Wine and Cheese night being a sell           pede activities.
out. We have commenced negotia-                 I would also like to say a very spe-
tions with the City regarding the            cial thank you to Moyra Ferguson
renewal of the property lease. The           and her committee for the wonderful
negotiations are moving ahead quite          afternoon at the Gold Card Tea on
favourably and should be completed
before the end of this year.
                                             May 6th. Each year we invite our
                                             special members who have reached
                                             their 80th birthday to tea and an
                                                                                           THE
   The next big event will be the Cal-
gary Stampede with our entry in the
parade, the Barbeque, Rotary House
                                             afternoon of visiting.
                                                Thank you for your continued
                                                                                        STAMPEDE
Tea and the pancake breakfast.
   We also have the picture exhibit at
the Roundup Centre that has to be
                                             support.
                                                            – Bob Brewster, President   BARBECUE
                                                                                         Saturday, July 7/07
                                                                                           Memorial Building
                                                                                        Cocktails       6:00 p.m.
                   Round-Up 2007                                                        Dinner          6:30 p.m.

                                             brunch the next morning. This                   $22.00/person
 S   aturday, November 3rd is the
     date to remember.
     Due to increased labour costs at
                                             alone is worth huge bucks.
                                                This year Staff Sgt ‘Robbie Robin-
                                                                                               (age 13 and over)
                                                                                          Children 12 and under FREE
  the Palliser a slight ticket increase is   son”, Retired Royal Canadian                  Convenor: Laurie Jacques
  necessary to $60.00 per person.            Mounted Police, as selected and
  Unfortunate but a product of our           highly recommended by President             Tickets must be purchased in
  times.                                     Bob, will be our featured entertain-           advance. To order call:
     Once again there will be an early       ment with dancing to follow.
  bird draw for accommodation that              If this traditional event, held              Gwen Hanna
  evening at the Palliser. Call Gwen         since 1929, is to continue it needs               279-5621
  Hanna now at 279 5621 to reserve           the support of our membership!
  your priority seating. Also don’t             Convenors: Danny and Fran
                                                                                             Pat Rodriguez
  forget there will be a draw for a          Copithorne                                        279-6435
  night at the Banff Springs including                                                  Catering by Downtown Rotary Club
SAP Library News                                                        Membership
                                                                          Report
A    beautiful new book was donated
     to the library by Mrs. Fran
McTaggart, depicting the history of                                   The Newsletter can be read
Exshaw. Thank you very much Fran!                                         and printed from
                                                                 www.pioneersalberta.org/newsletter.
   A book featuring the history of the
                                                                 If you prefer not to receive a paper
Holy Cross Hospital was donated by                                  copy in the mail and read the
Mr. Robert Rintoul. Thank you Mr.                                   newsletter online, please email
Rintoul!                                                          sap.membership@shaw.ca and let
   We also recently purchased a book                                    me know your wishes.
depicting the history of Bowness and
                                                                 In Memoriam:
are in the process of trying to pur-
                                                                   Philip Bice, Nathan O’Hare, Betty
chase the history of Carstairs. Our                              Hadway, Stuart Kennedy, Donald
library is growing, particularly in the                          Edge & Carmen Cook.
genre of area histories.
   The book Pioneer Families of South-                           Welcome to New Gold Card
ern Alberta is missing from our                                  Members:
                                                                   William Toole, Betty Wyndham,
library. If you have this book, please
                                                                 Agnes Rouse & Evelyn Atkinson.
return it to the Memorial Building. A
number of our library books were                                 Welcome Back to Reinstated
mysteriously missing this past                                   Members:
winter. Thankfully, these books mys-                               Gail Lauder, Robert A. Baptie &
teriously reappeared.                                            Brenda O’Brien
   Please remember, this is not a                                Welcome to New Members:
lending library, but rather an archival                            Russell Adderson, Descendant of
one, and the books are not to be                                 Neil McCall, Calgary, 1888.
taken from the building.                                           Timothy Sprung, Descendant of
                        – Sharon Thielen                         Philip Sprung, Calgary, July 1886.
                                                                   A. Louise Hutchings, Descendant
                                                                 of Robert J. Hutchings, Calgary,
                                                                 1885.
        Please Note:                                             Welcome to New Associate
      Our events will be                                         Member:
    outside, rain or shine.                                         John Lindsay
                                                                    Thanks again for keeping me
    This includes the BBQ,                                       informed of Address/Phone Changes.
    Pancake Breakfast, etc.                                      Call me at 271-5483 or e-mail me at
                                                                 sap.membership@shaw.ca.
  Large tents will be set up                                                      – Maureen Peckham
   at the Building for the                                                       Membership Secretary
    Stampede activities
          this year.


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                                           Southern Alberta Pioneers Since 1880

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                                 Building Committee
                                           gate for the front entrance to the       enthusiastic individuals turning up
A   s usual your Building Commit-
    tee has been busy working to
keep the Memorial Building and
                                           parking lot. These are but a few that
                                           have so far come to mind and if you
                                                                                    to accomplish all that was set out to
                                                                                    be done. A pancake and sausage
grounds in tip-top shape. This             have some improvement that you           breakfast was served and all the
month should see the installation of       would like to see take place please      tasks were accomplished by two in
new counter tops and sinks in both         let us know.                             the afternoon. A BIG THANK YOU
the upstairs and downstairs kitchens.         The annual work party was held        to those who came out and helped.
In any event this work will be com-        on Saturday, April 28th with 30                            – Danny Copithorne
pleted for the summer events.
   We have hired Jacques Whitford
Engineers to prepare a Capital
Renewal Plan for the building which
will detail all necessary improve-
ments deemed necessary in the
upcoming years, This report
is essential to receive reimburse-
ment, in part, from the City of Cal-
gary for our major outlays. This
report will also be ready by the end
of May.
   The committee has started a
“Wish List” for future capital out-
lays. High on our priorities are such
improvements as: energy efficient
furnaces, handicap friendly wash-
rooms for upstairs, new stacking
chairs for downstairs, new floor tiles
for kitchen areas and washrooms.
The ultimate would be an electric



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                                                                       - Recent sale prices
L    ooking for an inexpensive, good
     quality gift for a bridal shower,
birthday or anniversary? Our cook-
                                                                - Low down payment properties
                                                                     - Assumable properties
                                                                                                            Proud member of the
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book, Our Heritage From Many Lands,                                - All in your neighbourhood                   - Native Calgarian
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is ideal. The use of herbs and spices is                                                         - No pressure assistance whether
becoming more popular so the sec-
tion on their history and uses is a
                                                             Glen Godlonton                       you are selling or buying a home
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great addition to the book. Call Fern                          (403) 829-9500                    Glen@Godlonton.com
at 278-2793.

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Casino Committee Report                                               Two Books from the
                                                                   Southern Alberta Pioneers
A   huge ‘Thank You’ is extended to a great group of
    volunteers who chalked up over 260 volunteer
hours (two-thirds of the shifts were 8 hours long) work-
                                                                    and Their Descendants
ing at our casino on March 16 & 17, 2007.
  The super group of volunteers included:
                                                                            Society
                                                                         “Pioneer Families of Southern Alberta”
Peggy Barr          Don Fipke           Ernie Rice                  First published in 1993, now reprinted, has 1,500
Leanne Bateman      Kerri Fipke         Pat Rodriguez            short biographies telling the trials and tribulations, the
Wayne Bateman       Gwen Hanna          Alice Schwieger          joys and sorrows of those who were in Southern Alberta
Bob Brewster        Virginia Holmes     Buster Schwieger         in 1890.
Margaret            Barbara Kwasny      Beryl Sibbald               The second is the “Addendum” to our first book,
   Buckley          Judi LaLonde        Shirley Siddon           which has an additional 800 stories.
Karen Clark         Fran McTaggart      Jim Smith                   If you see a name that you recognize as a family
Lance Cooke         Dennis Mooney       Marion Smith             ancestor and would like more information than is
Margaret Cooke      Bill Murphy         Marie Stang              printed in our books, please ask, as we have more infor-
George Cranston     Maureen             Herm Thielen             mation in our archives for most of the names.
Fern Dorsch            Peckham          Dave Wake                   Prices: Pioneers of Southern Alberta ................$20.00
Joe Ferguson        Sandy Pedlar        Greg White                          Addendum to the above .......................$10.00
Moyra Ferguson      Audrey Rice         Helen White                         Mailing ....................................$7.00 to $10.00
                                                                            In the City of Calgary...........delivered to your
   Danny Copithorne, Joan Davis and Ken Thompson                                                                   door free of charge
were our back-up crew, and Agnes Rouse, the Pioneer                 Clarence Davis, Historical Committee – 251-4915.
Lady for 2007, kept us supplied with ‘munchies’. We
had new faces in the group this year, which is nice to
see and hopefully they’ll be back again for our next
casino in the 4th quarter of 2008. The funds are used
primarily for the ongoing upkeep and improvements to
                                                                      2007 Gentlemen’s
the Memorial Building and grounds.
                      – Pat Rodriguez, Casino Coordinator             Pancake Brunch
                                                                      Toonie Breakfast
Parade Costuming                                                                Saturday, July 14th
H    ave you ever wished to partici-
     pate in our Stampede Parade
entry with an authentic outfit? Did
                                                                                   9 am - Noon

you feel that it was a daunting task?
If so, then this session will make it easier for you!! A
free information session will be offered including the
basics of period clothing.
   This is aimed at people who wish to construct their own
pieces as well as those looking for ready-made garments.
   Although more emphasis will be
placed on women’s clothing, men’s
and children’s clothing will also be
covered. Please call Linda at 225-0698
to reserve your spot.
   Date: May 29, 2007
   Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
   Location: Pioneer Memorial Bldg.

   Memorial Service
      and Tea
    Sunday, July 10th – 2 pm
     at the Pioneer Building
 Convenor: Gwen Hanna 279-5621


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  Memorial                                     Calgary Chinook Historical
Building Fund                                      Society Walk Week
                                                               Wednesday, August 1st
S  ince October 1/06 donations to
   the fund have totalled $11,200.00,
which, combined with the earnings
                                              Southern Alberta Pioneers & Their Descendants Memorial Building,
                                                               3625 - 4th Street SW (Parkhill)
from the funds on deposit, brings the
                                                                                     11:45 am - 12:15 pm – A tour of the
balance at Mar. 31/07 to $203,451.67.
Our thanks to the following donors:
   Diana and David Ballard
                                         T   his Historical log building was
                                             dedicated to the pioneers who
                                         arrived in Southern Alberta prior to
                                                                                  Memorial Building and Archives
                                                                                     12:15 - 12:45 pm – Lunch – Please
   The Estate of the late Ev Mayhood     December 31, 1890. The building is a     bring your lunch, juice will be pro-
   Norman F Schmaultz                    true memorial used to collect and        vided. Tables on the patio to sit and
   Reverend and Mrs. Bill Sayers         preserve information connected with      enjoy the beautiful view.
   Members are reminded that con-        the early settlement and subsequent         1:00 - 1:45 pm – Pat Cox will tell us
tributions to the Memorial Building      history of the Province.                 about the Chautauquas in Alberta.
Fund receive a charitable donation          10:15 - 10:45 am – Bud Vine and          1:45 - 2:15 pm – Karen Gummo will
receipt for income tax purposes.         David Wake will “Show and Tell”          tell the story of her Great Grandpar-
                                         of early residences and occupants        ents who settled at Markerville in
                                         in early Calgary. These gentlemen        1889.
    13th Annual                          are members of Southern Alberta
                                         Pioneers.
                                                                                     2:15 - 2:30 pm – Clarence Davis
                                                                                  tell about Col. Walker and the
    Wine Tasting                            10:45 - 11:45 am – Linda Many         Cochrane Ranch.
                                         Guns will tell some of the Native Rit-      2:30 - 3:00 pm – Short walks if
T   he 13th Annual SAP Wine Tast-
    ing night was held Saturday,
February 17, 2007 at the Memorial
                                         uals. Linda is a member and a descen-
                                         dant of Wolf Collar – Siskiska, 1853
                                                                                  there is interest.


Building. The selections of wine this
year were from France, Australia and
Chile. Complementing the wines
were a variety of hot and cold hors
d’oeuvres prepared by many willing
people. Thank you and appreciation
to all those volunteers who helped
with food preparation, setting up
and decorating. Thank you to Pat
Rodriquez for printing, recording,
selling tickets and also to Gwen
Hanna for helping with tickets that
evening. Thank you to Clarence
Davis, our Pioneer Gent for welcom-
ing people at the door. It turned out
to be a very enjoyable evening.
Thanks to all.
                       – Beryl Sibbald



                MEMBER NAME TAGS                                                      Southern Alberta Pioneers
                       Cost: $9.00 (including GST)                                       YOUR NAME HERE
        The name tags will be 1” x 3”, gold color with black lettering.
                                                                                    Pioneer Family – NAME HERE
  Your Name: _________________________________________________________
                                                                                  Please send the required information, along
  Your Pioneer Family Name: ___________________________________________              with your cheque for $9.00 payable to
                                (Last name only)                                         Southern Alberta Pioneers to:
                                                                                         Southern Alberta Pioneers
  Address: _____________________________________________________________                    c/o Pat Rodriguez
                                                                                   30, 7166 - 18 Street SE, Calgary, AB
  Postal ______________________________ Phone #:________________________                           T2C 1Y9


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2007 Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons
OFFICERS                                        Historical
President                                         Jim Mackie .......................228-4046
  Bob Brewster.....................225-2376       Joan Davis ........................251-4915
Vice-President                                  Library                                             Friday, July 6 – Pre-Parade Breakfast for
  Beryl Sibbald ....................932-5584      Sharon Thielen.................282-1302             participants @ Rotary House, 6:30am. Con-
Past President                                  Newsletter                                            vener: Kerri Fipke, 271-9851.
  Peggy Barr.........................246-2843     Kerri Fipke ........................271-9581      Saturday, July 7 – Stampede BBQ, 6:00pm.
Secretary                                       Newsletter Advertising                                Conveners: Laurie & L. Jacques, 271-0138.
  Sandy Pedlar.....................278-1334       Beryl Sibbald ....................932-5584        Sunday, July 8 – Memorial Service/Tea,
Treasurer                                       Records Management                                    2:00pm. Convener: Gwen Hanna.
                                                                                                    Monday, July 9 – Sandwich Making for
  Joe Ferguson .....................249-9989      Anne Fitzpatrick...............271-3179
                                                                                                      Rotary House. Convener: Moyra Ferguson.
Membership                                        Peggy Barr.........................246-2843
                                                                                                    Tuesday, July 10 – Pioneer Tea @ Rotary
  Maureen Peckham ...........271-5483           Sick & Visiting                                       House, 2:30-4:00pm. Convener Needed.
Directors: Two-Year Term                          Alice Schwieger ................287-0995          Saturday, July 14 – Pancake Breakfast,
  Linda Chudey...................225-0698       Social                                                9:00-noon.        Convener:       Danny
  Judi La Londe ...................272-5675       Moyra Ferguson ...............249-9989              Copithorne, 271-1972
  Hugh Hamilton................948-5115         Stampede Display                                    Sunday, Sept 9 – Family Day / Pot
  Ken Thompson ................289-4636           David Wake......................288-5545            Luck @ Champion Park, 2:00pm.
One-Year Term                                     Bud Vine...........................279-4744         Conveners: Danny & Fran Copithorne,
  Laurie Jacques ..................271-0138     Stampede Parade                                       271-1972.
  John Douglass ..................641-2562        Robin Arthurs...................201-9019          Saturday, Oct. 13 – Annual General
                                                                                                      Meeting & Luncheon, 12:00-3:00pm.
  Pamela Hilton ..................934-2637        Linda Chudey...................225-0698
                                                                                                      Convener: Kerri Fipke, 271-9581.
  Fran Copithorne ..............271-1972        Telephone
                                                                                                    Saturday, Nov. 3 – Round-Up Dinner
                                                  Bud Vine...........................279-4744         @ Palliser Hotel, 6:00pm. Conveners:
COMMITTEES                                      Padre                                                 Danny & Fran Copithorne, 271-1972.
Bridge                                            Rev. Bill Sayers .................282-8526        Saturday, Dec. 1 – Christmas Dinner,
 Fern Dorsch......................278-2793      Pioneer Lady                                          6:00pm. Convener Needed.
Building                                          Agnes Rouse .....................279-3170
 Danny Copithorne...........271-1972            Pioneer Gent
                                                                                                    Note: Games / potluck events; potluck dinner
Casino                                            Clarence Davis .................251-4915            starts at @ 5:00pm.
 Pat Rodriguez ...................279-6435      Memorial Bldg.                                      Contact Bob Brewster or Moyra Ferguson if
Cookbooks                                         Caretaker – Sherry Tofin                            you can fill any of the “Convener Needed”
 Fern Dorsch......................278-2793        SAP Office........................243-3580          functions.
                                                  SAP Fax ............................287-2485
                                                  Hall ..................................287-2489




      Historical Committee                        Sick and Visiting                                 Advertising
         Please submit Family Histories to          Please notify Alice Schwieger                      To place an ad in this publica-
      be entered in our archives. We              (287-0995) of any illness or death in             tion, please call Beryl Sibbald,
      would like to feature a family histo-       your family or if anyone has need of              932-5584. Deadline to place a clas-
      ry for each newsletter publication.         a hospital visit.                                 sified ad – SAP Board meeting prior
      Contact Pat Cox, 252-4220.                  Board Meetings                                    to publication.
      Deadline                                      1st Tuesday of the month at                        Members are encouraged to sup-
         Deadline for newsletter copy and         7:00 p.m. (except July). Members                  port the businesses advertised in our
      photos to be submitted in writing at        welcome.                                          newsletter.
      monthly Board Meetings or left at           Card Night                                        Memorial Building
      SAP office. Newsletter printed Janu-          3rd Thursday of the month at                      Bookings phone 243-3580 (office)
      ary, May and September.                     7:00 p.m. (except July, August and                287-2489 (hall), fax 287-2485.
      Historical Committee                        December). Everyone is invited,                   Website:
        Resumes regular weekly meetings           members and friends. $2.00 per                     http://www.pioneersalberta.org
      on Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.          person. Contact Fern Dorsch at                    Email:
      Contact Jim Mackie, 228-4046.               278-2793.                                          southernalbertapioneers@shaw.ca




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