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.
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
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
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
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
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;
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