New Offering “Audio Journals”

Many people have kept journals over the years. Sometimes it is those journals that are all that is left behind after the writer passes on.  Capturing Legacies can turn written journals into recorded audio stories.  Did your great grandparent keep a journal?  What would it be like if you could listen to their words. Our experienced voice over talent can take the written words and present them with character and vibrancy like the original author, making them come to life.

Contact us today and get started with your legacy project.

Hats Off to Deirdre and Ian Harris

Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald Deirdre and Ian Harris pose for a photo at a ceremony celebrating the couple's $1 million legacy gift to the Calgary Public Library. Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Dean Pilling/Postmedia Postmedia Calgary Dean Piling/Postmedia DEAN PILING/POSTMEDIA

Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald Deirdre and Ian Harris pose for a photo at a ceremony celebrating the couple’s $1 million legacy gift to the Calgary Public Library. Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Dean Pilling/Postmedia

In the Calgary Herald this morning there was an article regarding Deirdre and Ian Harris and their $1-Million legacy gift to the Calgary Public Library foundation.  Along with the other individuals and companies who have donated, we want to say thank you.  Not because it has anything to do with Capturing Legacies Inc., in fact it doesn’t, but because it is an incredible gift to the world.  Anything that encourages or preserves the stories of every day people is a good thing for humanity.

Much of human history is told by politicians, the media, and people who bend and twist things to suit their needs.  We believe that history should be told by those who lived it!  Our mandate is to capture people’s stories.  Those stories that tell you who the person was, and what their life was like.

One of our first clients, Catherine Mitchell, wrote her life story in four volumes and yet she has no children or family to pass them on to.  Thanks to the generosity of the people and companies that have donated to the CPL’s Shared History Program, presumably everyone will be able to have a permanent home for the physical books that are their life stories.

For the electronic version of Catherine’s story, please visit our self-guided life story application: AStoryNotForgotten.com.  Even better, sign up for you own free account and start writing YOUR story.  If you need help writing your story, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We can help you do it yourself, or alternatively, we can do all the work for you.

The Most Haunted Texan in Scotland

We should point out that these are not actually bedtime stories for your children.  

However if you like to hear Scottish ghost stories in a thick Scottish accent, really the only way to hear them, then tune in to Episode 12 of the podcast and listen to Scottish story teller Calumn Lykan tell a haunting tale about when he was a ghost tour guide back in Edinburgh

 

E0012 – The Most Haunted Texan in Scotland

On this episode of the A Story Not Forgotten podcast host Liam Rathgeber interviews Calum Lykan Calum from Scotland is a traditional folk Scottish story teller who makes his living telling stories Calum tells a story from when he used to be a Ghost Tour Guide in Edinburgh ScotlandhttpwwwcalumlykanstorytellingcomhttpswwwfacebookcomcalumlykanstorytellerFor more information on how Capturing Legacies Inc can help you capture your life story please visit httpCapturingLegaciescom

Catherine’s Canada 150 Bus Project

Catherine Mitchell

Image borrowed from Swerve Magazine article (click to view)

One of the best parts of working for Capturing Legacies is we get to meet some of the most amazing people.  Our first client, Catherine Mitchell, who made her life story viewable to the public in our Self-Guided Life Story Application is now embarking on a new and very interesting project.

Catherine has started her own blog and is documenting her travels each day on Calgary Transit from route #1 through route #150 in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday.  Please subscribe to her blog and have a read from her first post on July 1st, 2017 where she climbed aboard bus route #1 and rode it through it’s entire loop.   Describing what she saw and her memories from years passed.

Catherine definitely understands the importance of history and storytelling.  When are you going to begin telling of your great adventures?  Contact us today and we will help you get started.

We are really enjoying your new project Catherine, and we look forward to hearing more of your great adventures!!!

 

 

Gord Gillies Gets Out Of His Comfort Zone

We visited the Global Television station to interview Gord Gillies for our Ed Whalen Life Story Project and he was happy to share a personal story with us for our A Story Not Forgotten Podcast.

Check out all the podcast episodes at: A Story Not Forgotten Podcast

If you would like to tell us your story for an upcoming episode, please let us know.

 

E0011 – Out of the Comfort Zone

On this our first VIDEO episode of the A Story Not Forgotten podcast host Liam Rathgeber interviews Gord Gillies Gord Gillies has been working in his hometown of Calgary for 25 years as an anchor for Global News Calgarys News Hour He has worked in a number of newsrooms across the country Covering the 1988 Olympic Winter Games and the devastating floods in southern Alberta in 2013 are two of the biggest highlights of his careerGord shares with us a story of how as a young man he stepped outside his comfort zone and it paid off in spades as he got an exclusive interview that helped to further his careerThe video version of this episode is available at httpsyoutubehJhlUHwZBkwFor more information on how Capturing Legacies Inc can help you capture your life story please visit httpCapturingLegaciescom