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Warren, Harold Ross

  • AR-MS-47
  • Personne
  • [ca. 1894] - 1985

Harold Ross Warren served as a constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in the Arctic, Prince Rupert, Regina, Ottawa, and Edmonton. Mr. Warren died in Edmonton in 1985 at the age of 91.

Veterans' Volunteers' Reserve, South Edmonton Battalion Association

  • AR-MS-55
  • Collectivité
  • 1940 - current

The Veterans' Volunteer Reserve, South Edmonton Battalion was formed on July 26, 1940, shortly after the creation of the VVR by the Alberta government on June 19. Its members formed an auxiliary constabulary, primarily for surveillance and control of enemy alien activities in the city. After the end of the war the organization held annual reunions until 1956. When it disbanded, it donated its remaining funds to the Edmonton Home for Ex-servicemen's Children.

Armstrong, Bruce

  • AR-MS-63
  • Personne
  • [18--?] - [19--?]

Bruce Armstrong was a carpenter and joiner that owned land in the City of Strathcona ca. 1912.

Simon, Olaf Emil

  • AR-MS-64
  • Personne
  • 1929 - current

Olaf Emil Simon was born in East Prussia in 1929 and began learning Kung-Fu at the age of six. During the Second World War, he served briefly in the German Army until his capture by the Soviets towards the end of the conflict. He was sent to Siberia but eventually escaped to Mongolia. In 1960, he emigrated to Canada and opened his first studio in Calgary a year later. Simon was the founder of Simon Kung Fu Studio and a founding member of the Alberta Kung-fu Association. On May 15, 2010 Grand Master Olaf E. Simon was inducted into the Canadian Black-Belt Hall of Fame on the basis of his contributions to the North American martial arts tradition.

Organisation Mondiale pour l'Education Prescholaire (OMEP) Edmonton

  • AR-MS-65
  • Collectivité
  • 1948 - 1994, 2002 - current

Known as OMEP from the initials of the French name, Organisation Mondiale pour l'Education Prescholaire, this international group was created in 1948 to assemble people who are connected by their work with or interest in children up to eight or nine years of age. It works for the promotion of research about young children, the dissemination of knowledge about them and the amelioration of any unsatisfactory or harmful condition affecting them. The Edmonton branch of OMEP, affiliated through the Canadian Committee on Early Childhood, Inc. (OMEP Canada), was organized in 1969. The branch was disbanded in 1994, then revived in 2002. It current status is uncertain.

Old Strathcona Foundation

  • AR-MS-113
  • Collectivité
  • 1972 - current

The Old Strathcona Foundation (OSF) was founded in 1972 in response to citizens' concerns about the future of the Old Strathcona area of south Edmonton. A 1976 agreement between the Foundation, the City of Edmonton, and Heritage Canada paved the way for a successful program of heritage preservation and renewal in the area.

Rogers, Edith Blanche

  • AR-MS-161
  • Personne
  • 1894 - 1985

Edith Rogers was born in Upper Stewiacke NS on September 20, 1894, the daughter of S.G. and Mahala (Graham) Cox. She came to Alberta and attended Camrose Normal School. She worked for the Bank of Montreal and taught school before marrying William Wright Rogers, a school teacher in Ponoka AB on October 23, 1923. In 1935 she was elected Social Credit MLA for Ponoka, defeating John E. Brownlee, previously the Premier of the United Farmers of Alberta government, but she was defeated in the next election, 1940. She quit the Alberta Social Credit Party in 1941 and joined the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, serving for a time as Edmonton president. She ran several times unsuccessfully to become an Edmonton alderman and school board trustee, before being elected to the Edmonton Public School Board in 1959, serving until she retired in 1974. She died in Edmonton, Alberta on July 17, 1985.

Williams, Margaret

  • AR-MS-178
  • Personne
  • n.d.

Margaret Williams came to Edmonton with her husband, Stanley, in 1943. She was active in the Anglican church and in the scout and guide movement, as well as many other charitable organizations. Her husband was assistant editor of the Edmonton Journal and together they co-authored a travel series in the paper.

Edmonton Hotel

  • AR-MS-191
  • Collectivité
  • 1876 - 1925

The Edmonton Hotel began in 1876 when Donald Ross turned the second floor of his homestead into a dormitory and started serving meals. Three expansions took place over the next 25 years. The hotel played an important part in Edmonton's early life, acting as a meeting place as well as a hostelry. The hotel was managed by Joseph Hostyn from about 1908 to 1915. The wooden hotel building burnt down in 1928.

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