Who and What was a Ditchrider – Part Seven Edward Ross

A Scottish born ditchrider next, Edward Ross, who arrived in Canada 1909 bringing wife Elizabeth ( Betty) and daughter Edna over in 1910. Living in Winnipeg, then Wardlow, they eventually settled into the Winona District ditchrider home, near Baintree, close to Rockyford.  They lived there until 1939. That year, Ed …

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CHF Meeting June 16 and Program “What Kay Saved”

Join CHF Members for their regular meeting 10am on Tuesday June 16th.  On the agenda, discussion of the Policy on Aquisitions, AND workers for the upcoming Casino July 29/30th. And at 11am stay for a 45 minute program ” What Kay Saved” with a sampling of the wonderful scrapbooks left …

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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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