Glenbow Archives: NA-2595-1

Title: North-West Mounted Police football team, Fort Calgary, Alberta.

Date: 1900

Remarks: L-R back row: Constable McGavin; Constable Christopher Richard Peters; Inspector Jim Wilson; Sergeant Burgoyne; Constable McGavin; Constable O'Brien.
L-R middle row: Constable Harry Fowler; Constable McPherson; Corporal William Brankley; Constable Elkins; Constable Huddle.
L-R front row: Constable Douglas; Constable G.T. Monson.

 

Special events

2014/2015 Fort Calgary Events:

   

 

Winter Carnival

Bring your Family to Fort Calgary on Monday, February 16 for fun winter activities including sleigh rides and indoor carnival games.  Free hot chocolate will be served outside courtesy of east village, and grab some Maple candy on a stick for $1. Theatre entertainment includes “Gramp’s Garage” presented by Sandbox Theatre and a live North West Mounted Police re-enactment band. A special Family lunch will be available for hungry visitors in the Upper Barracks: $15 for adults and $10 for children. Program and activities subject to change.

   

Peace Walk, for Indigenous Reconciliation

On June 11th, 2008, Prime Minister Harper issued an historic apology to the Indigenous people of Canada, and in particular, to the former students of Indian Residential Schools. This was an initial step in the important cross-cultural healing process for many. In commemoration of this day, Aspen, the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, and Fort Calgary have been co-hosting a peaceful annual walk from the north lawn of the Harry Hays building to Fort Calgary, with walking sticks displaying the names of all residential schools in Alberta. This symbolic walk, now in its 7th year, is followed by a lunch and guest speaker session at Fort Calgary. It offers an opportunity to reflect on the past, and together build on the positives along the journey to reconciliation.

   

Mountie Day

Fort Calgary celebrates the founding of the NWMP on May 23, 1873 with special activities and birthday cake!

 

   

Canada Day

On July 1st, the Fort Calgary site comes alive with free family activities, including live entertainment, a show-and-shine car show, children's crafts and petting zoo, and intercultural sharing opportunities with Indigenous artisans. Program and activities are subject to change.

 

   

Heritage Day - August 3, 2015

Experience Heritage Day 2015 at Fort Calgary with family-friendly activities from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This year, we explore the reciprocal relationship that heritage in Alberta has always had with our natural surroundings. Our museum and popular Mountie uniform try-on activities will be complemented by activities outdoors. Make nature crafts with the kids. Meet our special Thank You Tree. Learn about the history of Fort Calgary's community garden, and about the larger ecology around us in Blackfoot teachings. Play a local Indigenous game. And hear about Alberta heritage through the eyes of Blackfoot artist, Richard Duck Chief, and Métis art historian, Dr. Troy Patenaude. The Fiasco Gelato food truck will also be on site all day to complement our relationship with the happy sun. View our schedule of events here.
   

Artisan's Fair

Fort Calgary hosts its annual Artisan Fair on November 11th, from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM. All floors and rooms are set up with local arts and crafts tables to help us step into the season of giving with some local creativity. Admission is free for the public with a donation to the Veteran's Food Bank. A scrumptious lunch counter, prepared fresh by our highly-touted catering staff, will also be available.

 

Bring your family to Fort Calgary on Monday, February 16 for fun winter activities including sleigh rides, indoor carnival games and special shows in the theatre. Free admission to the Interpretive Centre. Family lunch in the Upper Barracks: $15 for adults and $10 for children.


Calendar of Events

For more information, click on the event(s) below.

 


 
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