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Calgaryism Fact #10 – The ‘Caesar’, Born in Calgary

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Did You Know the Caesar was Invented in Calgary, Alberta? The ‘Caesar’ was invented in Calgary in 1969, by Walter Chell, manager at the Calgary Hotel (now called the Westin). A Local Invention You may not have thought that the Caesar(s) you ordered last weekend originally came from ‘the heart of the new west’. But did you … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 2000 vs. 2020

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 2000 vs. 2020 A Near Record-Setting July… In July of 2000, Calgary had its second sunniest summer on record ever. In June of the same year, every single day had some amount of sunshine or another, an astonishing fact considering that the month’s total rainfall was 43 percent higher than … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1988 vs. 2026

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1988 vs. 2026 1988 Winter Olympic Games 1988 is one of the most unforgettable years in Calgary’s history. It was also one of the most influential on cityscapes for years to come. As host to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, Calgary made sure it had the facilities necessary to host the … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Dominion Bank Building

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Calgary Landmarks - The Historical Dominion Bank Building When passersby’s unfamiliar with the history of Calgary see the old sandstone buildings standing in downtown such as the Dominion Bank, Fairmont Palliser Hotel or Knox United Church, it can definitely spark some interest into the past of “the heart of the new … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018 Cenoptah Dedication for WWI Soldiers 1928 – A decade after the end of the First World War, thousands of Calgarians made plans to attend the unveiling and dedication of Memorial Park’s Cenotaph (now called Central Memorial Park). The public event was of religious, … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1885 and 1912

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History of Calgary - Then & Now - 1885 and 1912 1885 – Population of 500 2012 – Population of 1.1 million 2016 - Population of 1.3 million In 1885 In February of 1885, Jack Ingram was officially named as the first police chief of Calgary. His experience as a former police chief of Western Canada, out of of … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1975 and 2020

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1975 vs. 2020 Industrial Tragedy 1975 - Some of you may be old enough to remember that fateful day here in Calgary more than 40 years ago now. While there were many good things that happened this year in our city, perhaps one of the most notable was the tragic accident on the afternoon … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – Centre Street Bridge

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – Centre Street Bridge Quick Facts Built in 1916 Concrete and steel construction Renovations performed in 2001 Four lions – two north, two south Historical YYC structure In just a years’ time Calgary’s Centre Street Bridge will become a century old! … [Read more...]

Calgary: Growth of a City’s Skyline (With Photos)

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Some Key Events in Calgary's History that Would Change its Skyline Forever (With Photos) Calgary has come a long way since the day that it was founded by Éphrem A. Brisebois and his team of North West Mounted Police (NWMP) officers back in 1875. Who would have ever thought that this small NWMP base of operations would … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1980

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History of Calgary – 35 Years of Change Almost four decades ago, Calgary`s downtown skyline did not include as many skyscrapers or trees as it did today. Several condominiums and office buildings like the Bow Tower, Suncor Energy Centre, Centennial Place and Canterra Tower are but a few that have brought about a huge change to … [Read more...]