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.