EDHS Speaker Series

We are reposting this article from the Edmonton & District Historical Society (EDHS)’s website. It covers their most recent speaker series that took place at our shared headquarters, Old Timers Cabin. Our President, Roy Bird, and Director, Dorinda Emery, were speakers at the event.

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NAPDA | Pioneers | James Gibbons | Alberta History

James Gibbons, A Pioneer

James Gibbons (1837-1933) was one of the earliest pioneers in Edmonton, Alberta. He is described as one of Edmonton’s “more colourful individuals”.2 No wonder. Gibbons was a prospector, hunter, fur trader, and farmer.1 Gibbons was born in Holly Hill, Donegal Ireland on Christmas day 1837. He immigrated to America in 1856

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Canada Day Reflections

What does it mean to us, here at NAPDA, to celebrate Canada Day? It means we appreciate the achievements and hard work all our forefathers have put in order to make Canada what it is today. We are proud of this land we call home and its people. Trailblazers not

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On Alberta’s Women Pioneers

In the wake of International Women’s Day, we would like to shed some light on some women pioneers in Alberta and related historical background. Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association is committed to sharing more content on pioneer women from Alberta in the future. If you have an ancestor woman

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Kids Christmas Luncheon 2017

Kids Christmas Luncheon 2017

This season, we have had the pleasure of hosting a traditional Christmas luncheon for K-Grade 5 kids from Mee Yah Moh School. The event was organized by Roy Bird and MCed by Damien Radcliffe. This is part of an annual tradition by Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association to bring the Holidays

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John McDougall, A Pioneer

McDOUGALL, JOHN CHANTLER, Methodist clergyman and author; b. 27 Dec. 1842 in Sydenham (Owen Sound), Upper Canada, son of George Millward McDougall*, a farmer who was to become a Methodist missionary, and Elizabeth Chantler; m. first in the spring of 1865 Abigail Steinhauer at the Whitefish Lake mission (Alta), and they had three daughters;

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15 Facts about Canada

Although we usually refer to the 150th Canada Day as Canada’s 150th Birthday, the country did exit before July 1, 1867. A more accurate explanation is that Canada Day marks an important event in the country’s history which is the joining of the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New

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NAPDA in Avenue Magazine

NAPDA in Avenue Magazine

Following is an article about Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association (NAPDA) that has appeared in Avenue Edmonton’s May 2017 issue. Executive Director, Dorinda Emery, talks about NAPDA’s history, mission and vision.

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Victorian Tea Party on Mother’s Day

You are invited to an old fashioned Victorian Tea Party at the Old Timers Cabin on Mother’s Day! Reserve your tickets today. Details in the poster below.  

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