Catherine’s Canada 150 Bus Project

Catherine Mitchell

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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!!!



3 thoughts on “Catherine’s Canada 150 Bus Project

  1. I believe I had Catherine Mitchell as my biology teacher at St. Mary’s Girls’ High School in 1967 and 1968. Are you the same person? I would love to hear from you!

    • Jennifer, thank you for contacting me. I taught at SMGs from 1957-1967 as Mother Dolores fcJ. I did teach, among other subjects, Biology and was very involved in the girls preparations for the Science Fair.

      Definitely the name Wansink is familiar to me.

      In September 1967 I joined the staff at St. Francis High School under my maiden name Catherine Power. I taught and wrote Biology books.

      In June of 1972 I married the incredible Theo Mitchell and, in addition to teaching days at St. Francis I worked with the alumni/alumnae I set up a great little SFHS archives. I retired from teaching in 1991 and stayed on as full time volunteer archivist.

      While doing that at St. Francis I taught evenings, Saturdays and Summers for Continuing Education, Mount Royal . . . .

      I have been and am in contact with several students that would have been with you at SMG.

      Some place in that rambling you may be able to identify me. Should you want to contact me my e-mail is I live in city center and drink coffee in every coffee shop in Calgary.


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