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Ruth and Harriet: Two Women Homesteading in the Peace River Region – 1973

1973 - Ruth and Harriet: Two Women Homesteading in the Peace River Region 1973 | 27 Minutes This short documentary profiles Ruth and Harriet, two women in their thirties who live in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. Strongly individualistic, Ruth and Harriet care for their families and homesteads in a manner [...]

Alberta Cattle Country Documentary – Canada 1944 – National Film Board

Alberta Cattle Country Documentary - Canada 1944 - National Film Board 1944 | 8 Minutes This short 1944 documentary offers a portrait of ranching in the foothills of southern Alberta. Exciting scenes of great herds being rounded up and moved to summer feeding grounds suggest the large scale on which this business is run, [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:47:10+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Alberta History, Cattle Drive, Farming, Video|0 Comments

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary – 1963 – Vintage Heritage Video

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary 1963 - Vintage Heritage Video VIDEO - 1963 | 27 Minutes This short documentary offers a look at Stampede Week in Calgary and the show’s main performers – the cowboys and their horses. After the herds come thundering in, the focus shifts to one cowboy in particular, and [...]

Alberta Fire Brigade – Vegreville, Alberta – 1958 – Heritage Video

Alberta Fire Brigade - Vegreville, Alberta - 1958 - Heritage Video VIDEO - 1958 - 30 Minutes This story from Vegreville, Alberta, shows how a fire brigade that was the joke of the town became the "best doggone fire brigade in the West." What happened in Vegreville is shown as part of a [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:46:55+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Alberta History, Video|0 Comments

New Home In The West – Ukrainian Pioneers / Immigrants in Canada – 1943

New Home In The West - Ukrainian Pioneers / Immigrants in Canada - 1943 - Vegerville, Alberta This early film is about the Ukrainian Pioneer immigrants of central Canada. It begins by showing recreations of early pioneer life dominated by hand tools--including farming techniques, building techniques (notably the plastering using clay [...]

Canada Settlement of The Western Plains – Video Documentary – 1965

Canada Settlement of The Western Plains - Video Documentary - 1965 A wonderful 1965 documentary by the National Film Board of Canada showing the history of settlement across the Canadian West by comparing and contrasting the brutal dust bowl it was in the 1930s, to the bread basket it became, and it still [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:46:50+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Canada, Heritage, Settlement, Video|0 Comments

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