CHF Meeting and Program- Stories of the Cabin Owners

Got an hour on your hands?  Join Chestermere Historical Foundation for their April meeting 6:30pm on Tuesday April 21st and stay around until 7:30pm for a short program on ” Growing Through Time” The Cabin Owner Stories.  Join via this Zoom link, you will be invited into the ‘room.’  Hope …

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Who and What was a Ditchrider? Part 1 of a Series

Chestermere’s early history is a big part of the story of irrigation in Southern Alberta. The CPID men ( and their families) who lived in Chestermere and kept the valuable irrigation water flowing, kept the ditches clear, and sent water to the farmers when they needed it were the ‘Ditchriders’. …

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Chestermere and 1918 Spanish Flu

Spanish Flu in Chestermere 1918 “In 1918 the flu came to Chestermere as well as many other parts of the county.  Travel was restricted but not to the same extent as it is now.  Many newspapers were reporting deaths in Calgary and it was with great trepidation that anyone went …

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Quebec Heater

The Quebec Parlor Heater An Historic Piece Restored This Quebec heater has been in the Chestermere area for at least 80 years. Read Page