Monday, December 2, 5-7pm, 6th floor
Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR, 1962-1964
In June of 1962, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced a proposal to redevelop part of its reserved land in the heart of downtown Calgary. In an effort to bolster its waning revenues and to redefine its urban presence, the CPR proposed a multimillion dollar development project that included retail, office, and convention facilities, along with a major transportation centre. In 1964, amid bickering and a failed negotiating process, the project came to an abrupt end. What caused this promising partnership between the nation's leading corporation and the burgeoning city of Calgary to collapse?
Monday, December 9, 2pm, 6th floor
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park: Grass, Hills and History
Written by award-winning author Fred Stenson, and lavishly illustrated with stunning wildlife photographs and art, maps, and historical images, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park introduces and displays what the park has to offer: high hills and wide-open grasslands, secluded coulees and springs, ancient archaeological sites and traces of a frontier town, ranching and recreation-all rolled into one.