calgary heritage initiative

Historic Calgary Week! Lion Awards! Lougheed House 125! Calgary's Top 10 Endangered!

Join the Chinook Country Historical Society and many Historic Calgary Week partners and participants as we celebrate the rich history, culture and community of Calgary and area with more than 60 events – Friday, July 22 to Monday, August 1. Enjoy neighbourhood concerts, walks, talks, and explore museums, heritage buildings, cemeteries, parks, libraries and archives. The full listing of events is at
There will not be a formal, citywide Century Homes program this year, but you are still encourage to fly the Century Homes flag during Historic Calgary Week.
The Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards on Thursday July 28 is the gala heritage event of the season! There are only a few free tickets left – get yours before they are gone:
Calgary’s Top 10 Endangered List presented by Calgary Heritage Initiative (a Century Homes Calgary partner organization), Join us on Friday July 29 at 7 pm at the Cliff Bungalow Mission Community Hall for a presentation on some of Calgary’s most endangered historic sites, including a short walk to some endangered sites nearby.
See you during Historic Calgary Week!
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"Calgary Heritage 101" on June 11 – What they do and how you can get involved.

Screen shot 2016-06-06 at 3.00.28 PM.pngThis two-part series on the role of the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society (Century Homes Calgary’s partner organization) is promoting the protection of heritage resources in Calgary, looks at the positives and negatives of current legislation and policy in Alberta, and discusses how to remove the roadblocks to heritage conservation. (No charge – RSVP below.)
The first session on June 11 discusses the historic resources we have in Calgary and, in particular, the role of the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society in advocating for protection of these resources. How does the Calgary Heritage Initiative fit into the heritage landscape in Calgary and who are the other important players? This session will give you information on selected heritage buildings that are no longer with us, and a selection of ones that are in danger of imminent loss but may deserve a greater degree of protection.
Come and meet some of the people involved with Calgary Heritage Initiative, and other Calgarians interested in protecting and celebrating our historic places.
When: Saturday morning June 11, 10 am to Noon.
Where: The Community Room at Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Place SW. On the 1st floor, near the security office and washrooms.
Refreshments will be available
There is no charge for this event and the public is welcome. Memberships in Calgary Heritage Initiative will be available ($10 cash or cheque).
Details of the second session on heritage legislation and policy will be forthcoming as soon as they are available. This session will be held later in 2016.
Hope to see you on June 11th in Eau Claire!