On February 23rd, 2017 David Boushy, Reporter with Global News Calgary interviewed the founding partners of Capturing Legacies Inc. The piece appropriately titled: “Unique Calgary company ‘Capturing Legacies’ sets out to preserve memories for generations to come” was shown to television audiences at 6pm, 11pm and again the following day on the Global News Morning Show.
The story also highlights the Ed Whalen Story project that we are doing for charitable benefit of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. To view the project in progress, you can create your own FREE account on our custom life story project management software where you may also want to start your own life story, or that of someone you care about.
Global News Video & Story
It’s Time To Tell YOUR Story
After a year of banging away at our keyboards, we have launched our online life story project management software. Now you can easily create your own life story or capture the legacy of someone you love.
It is FREE to sign up so visit http://AStoryNotForgotten.com to check it out. Also please subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn how you can get a free upgrade and even make yourself some cash for sharing.
Writers, the system has a professional level subscription to allow you to manage the biography projects for your own clients, including managing the financial aspects of your business. Contact us for more information.
One of the best parts of our job is learning about people and hearing their stories. Although some of our clients allow their life story projects to be available to the public, others are kept private for their own personal reasons. That is why we created our podcast that we call “A Story Not Forgotten“. The podcast gives us the opportunity to interview people and ask them to tell us one story from their life that we can share.
Photo credit: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
At the time of writing this post, we just released episode three of A Story Not Forgotten and on that episode we interviewed Les Wiseman. Les teaches communications and all forms of writing at Royal Roads University in Victoria. On the show, he tells us a story about how he went from being a construction worker to becoming the associate editor of a prestigious magazine while hanging out with legends like Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop, Tom Jones, Bob Hope, Wes Craven, Joey Ramone and Kurt Vonnegut.
Have a listen to the podcast and be sure to subscribe (iTunes & Android) and also check out the previous episodes. Stay tuned as well for the many new shows we have in the works. If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please contact us today.
When you look back on a person’s life and consider what they have accomplished, consider what actually matters. Is that life defined by the nice car they drove or the education they received or the job they worked?
What about yourself? When you think about your life, what is the first thing you think of? What defines YOUR life?
You probably think back about where you came from and what you have been through in your life. Some more pondering may bring up various accomplishments that you have achieved or perhaps even some regrets. There are people you once knew and events that may be forever burned into your memory.
Some people believe they are not really that interesting, but actually, if you think about it, you have been alive for 365 days multiplied by your age. So even at 25 years old you lived 9,125 days. It is pretty much impossible to say that nothing interesting happened to you in that period of time. If you are 50, you have been alive for 18,250 days. So what if you are not a rocket scientist working for NASA. You still have accumulated interesting life experiences.
Ultimately, when your journey on this earth is over, all your stuff and everyone you know will be left behind. Your possessions will be distributed in some way that you have no say in. The only thing that remains is your story. It is not too late to record your life experiences for future generations. If you don’t know where to start, we can help.
Calgary Stampede Parade 2010 (photo by Aduro Photography)
Here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where Capturing Legacies Inc. is based, we have the Calgary Stampede
, an annual event that began in September of 1912.
Running for 10 days each year and starting with a massive parade in the downtown core, it is known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. On the date of this post, we are in the middle of Stampede week and I was thinking about the history of this long standing tradition.
On the Calgary Stampede website they have information and a great video on Building the Stampede Legacy. With an event that is over 100 years old, there is a lot of history there. With a public event of this magnitude, there has been a lot of photos, video and news articles produced over the years and the life story of the Calgary Stampede has been written several times in numerous books .
People often think of a biography or life story being about a specific person. Actually a life story can be written about a place, a building, a long-running event like the Calgary Stampede, or even a specific thing like an ancient artifact that tells a story about human history.
Knowledge of our past is important. The history of mankind including our people, our creations, our events and our stories all need to be recorded for future generations. You can write your story or we can help you do it. The important thing is that it gets done, so now is as good a time as any to capture your legacy.