E0031 – KAREN SIM – TIME TO GET UNSAFE

Nothing worthwhile comes without a fight. In episode 31, artist and musician Karen Sim details the struggles that kept her from creating, and the leap of faith she made in order to try to regain her spark…

Karen’s artwork and music can be found:

https://www.facebook.com/UrbanGoatArt/

https://www.instagram.com/ksimurbangoat/

https://www.reverbnation.com/ksimurbangoat

http://www.karensim.net/

E0030 The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Special

For the 30th episode of the A Story Not Forgotten Podcast, Liam visits a place that is near and dear to his heart, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo! He speaks with multiple guests to get their favorite convention stories and to share just what makes these events so special…

This is a VIDEO episode! If you want to put faces to the voices, see some of the amazing artwork, and laugh as Liam awkwardly tries to figure out what to do with his arms while the guests talk, head over to YouTube and check it out!
https://youtu.be/WggK-tl23jg

Guests:

Crystal Berry from Dark Age Creations
https://www.darkagecreations.com/
https://www.facebook.com/darkagecreat…
https://twitter.com/wesellswords
https://www.instagram.com/darkagecreations/

Geek Chic Creations
https://www.geekchiccreations.com/

Mel Wartenberg from Attic Raiders
https://www.etsy.com/shop/atticraiders
https://www.facebook.com/AtticRaiders/

James Dalton (from way back in Episode 6!) and Sean Traynor from the 501st Legion Badlands Garrison
https://www.badlands.ca/splash/
https://www.facebook.com/501stLegionBadlandsGarrison/

Calum Lykan (from Episode 12) and Warren Cummins (from Episode 28) from MovieBikes
http://www.rockymountainsidecar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rmsamoviebikes/

Kyle Burles from Kyohazard Illustration
http://kyohazard.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KyohazardStudios/

Shonna White – Artist
https://www.facebook.com/ShonnaTheWhite/
https://shonnawhite.deviantart.com/
http://lostinfernal.com/

Blake Rothwell – Long time volunteer

E0028 – Warren Cummins – Northern Cuisine

For Episode 28 of the A Story Not Forgotten Podcast, Liam sits down with Warren Cummins, a fellow distinguished gentleman he met through the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, when Warren offered up his sidecar as a rolling camera platform for the event. But there is so much more to Warren than just a cool bike. He shares a story of a research trip in the far North and the sorts of cuisine (and practical jokes) that you find out on the tundra…

Warren in the owner of Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures:
http://www.rockymountainsidecar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rockymountainsidecaradventures/
https://twitter.com/rmsidecartours
https://www.instagram.com/rockymountainsidecar/
They ride on Ural Motorcycles:
https://www.imz-ural.com/

He is the Hertog of the Vikings Vinland Society:
http://www.calgaryvikings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/VestrheimVikings/

And he is the Director of the Northwest Mounted Police Commemorative Association Brass Band:
http://www.nwmpca.ca/brass-band

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is an annual charity motorcycle rally that happens every September in cities all around the world:
https://www.gentlemansride.com/

 

E0027 – Rina Chong – The End of the Industrial Age

Episode 27 of A Story Not Forgotten features Calgary businessperson and entrepreneur Rina Chong as she shares the story of how she worked her way through the corporate rat race to discover her true calling in the new economy and what really works for her.

Rina can be found all over the internet:
www.rinachong.com
www.igalen.com/rinachong
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BecomeABetterVersionOfYouWithRina
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RinaChong
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthwealthhappiness1111/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rinachong
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNIAcorBXqjWo5kVbeHI6Sw

Photo Credit: Jennifer Peters of https://www.jkpetersphotography.com/

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E0023 – Fight Hate with Love

In our first episode of 2018, Liam is joined by multi-discipline artists and entertainers, Prophesied and J-Ross of the Hip Hop duo Tha Fax. They share stories of their run-ins with the ugly faces of racism across Canada, and prove that the only true way to fight hate is with love.

This is not the easiest topic to discuss, and there is some strong language throughout. It should go without saying, CONTENT WARNING.

Look for the new album from Tha Fax, Twisted Mirrors, coming out February 2018.

Find them on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/prophesiedmd
https://www.facebook.com/jay.rosscrawford
https://www.facebook.com/ThaFaxMusic

Find them on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/prophesiedmd
https://www.instagram.com/jayrosscrawford
https://www.instagram.com/thafaxmusic

Find them on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/prophesiedmd
https://twitter.com/BabyJayRoss

Twisted Mirrors will be released by Infinite Elements
http://www.infiniteelements.ca
https://www.facebook.com/infiniteelements
https://www.instagram.com/infinite_yyc

 

E0021 – Space Western

Dropbear & Panda

On this episode of the A Story Not Forgotten podcast, Liam sits down with Calgary comedy duo and filmmakers Dropbear & Panda (Michael Dargie & Jennifer MacLean) to hear their story about a 48 hour film challenge they participated in for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.

The film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML977IRik7s&feature=youtu.be

The filmmakers:
https://www.facebook.com/dropbearandpanda/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1dgFWPLP8UVxZgrvEdGiLg/featured
http://www.funnyordie.com/dropbearandpanda

Happy Holidays

From all of us to all of you, we wish you all the best this holiday season. May you make lots of great memories and share wonderful moments with your family and friends.

 

The History of Calgary’s Edworthy Park

Edworthy Park - Photo by Aduro Photography

Edworthy Park – Photo by Aduro Photography

Each month our Member of Parliament for Calgary Signal Hill, Ron Liepert, sends in a newsletter to our community association.  This month they sent a brilliantly written history of one of our beloved Calgary parks.  I asked for permission to post this story on our blog because, not only is it a great read, but it also highlights the fact that the history of places is just as interesting and important as the history of a person.

Posted with permission from author, Patty Wickstrom, edited by Ron Liepert.


As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation, it is important to reflect on our past. In the Calgary Signal Hill riding, there are several areas with historical significance that I intend to highlight in my monthly report to constituents.

Most of us drive by Edworthy Park on a regular basis while others walk the trails often with their trusted four legged friends. We all enjoy the views but few realize the history of the park.

The area was initially one of the nomadic settlements of the Plains Indians who followed the migration of buffalo. The variety of berries and wildlife, such as rabbits and deer, made it sustainable for life. The cliffs and ravines were considered ideal sites for buffalo jumps, from which the Indians used virtually every part of the buffalo for food, shelter, clothing and tools. Evidence remains of the stones from tipi circles on the escarpment and several buffalo bones were uncovered after heavy rains in 1940.

In the 1870’s European settlers began arriving. Among them was Thomas Edworthy, who at the age of 16 arrived in Calgary in 1883 from Devonshire, England. He became a squatter on part of the Cochrane Ranche lease. He used the land to establish a profitable garden market that supplied fresh fruit and vegetables to homesteaders and crews building the railway. There were abundant springs for Edworthy to use for irrigation but because the water was too cold, he built a reservoir out of sandstone to warm the water. The grass that had supported the buffalo was now used for cattle grazing so the Edworthy homestead was built as a ranch and market named Shaganappi Ranch.

In later years, after discovering sandstone on his property, he operated sandstone quarries for the construction of many buildings in Calgary. After a devastating fire destroyed several significant buildings, the city passed an ordinance requiring buildings to be built out of a more permanent material, which lead to Calgary being known as ‘Sandstone City’. Edworthy’s ‘Bow Bank Quarries’ supplied the sandstone for many of the buildings in Calgary that are still standing today such as Fire Hall #2, Central, Balmoral and Victoria Park Schools, and Knox United Church, just to name a few.

In 1894, Tom married Mary Ross, widow of Alexander Ross who was Calgary’s first resident photographer. Ross photographed the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway as it headed west from Manitoba, and many historic scenes, including the signing of Treaty Number Seven. Mary and Tom Edworthy had two sons, Thomas Percival and George (Sr.). Thomas Edworthy died at the age of 48 from typhoid leaving his wife and two sons to operate the businesses and ranch.

In the 1950’s, part of the Edworthy land was sold and became the community of Wildwood. The family sold the remaining land, 169 hectares, to the City of Calgary in 1962 for the development of the park which bears his name.

So the next time you walk through the park look for remnants of the buffalo jump, the ranch and market or the quarry, all part of the history of this beautiful legacy in the middle of our riding.

Isn’t it time you told YOUR story?

The Birth of Harvey The Hound

Listen to episode 10 of our podcast, A Story Not Forgotten, to hear from creator Grant Kelba the story of how the Calgary Flames NHL Team got their beloved mascot: Harvey The Hound.

Global News Story

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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

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