"I was honored just to be nominated." says Sheila Willis. "It shows not only an appreciation of my efforts but the importance of keeping the history of smaller communities alive."
Are you a road tripper? A back road explorer? An admirer of the unique, the useful & under viewed? We could use your help! There are thousands of sites across northern Alberta that make one wonder about the why, the when, and the how. We are trying to answer those questions via the History Check [...]
One Volunteer Invests 10,000 Hours into Heritage & Tourism Mobile App There is a movement afoot in northern Alberta - a mobile app that places sites of interest on a map and are found through "Community Menus", "Near Me" functions and by Keyword Search". These Points of Interest or Site Listings cover everything [...]
The Power of A Word's Search-Ability The technology of today changes the face of travel and road trips into northern Alberta and it's all about the power of a word - or phrase - and the ability to Search It. Of course there is also Community Menus & Near Me [...]
One of the challenges of creating a new and unique things is the processes that go into it that work for everyone. As History Check is a Community Guide as well as a Heritage and Travel app, finding a solution for all businesses was important to us. We have fine-tuned the package for Advertising [...]
Volunteers have found a cause they believe in, see the value of, and as such they are willing to give of their time to further that cause. They may not be able to give donations, but they can certainly stuff envelopes, send emails, and share social media posts to further the cause.
With little fanfare, no media coverage & tremendous support, what promises to be northern Alberta's biggest Heritage & Tourism project soft launched at the Prince of Wales Armouries & Heritage Centre on September 24th, 2017. "History is not always accessible to all Albertans" and "History Check ... is going to make it easier for everyday [...]
My Perspective ~ Canada Day 150 By Sheila Willis I have really struggled with the 150th Birthday of Canada. Being a historian, the writings of the past are good examples of some of the subtle ways that Indigenous peoples have been disregarded and disrespected in the past - this aside from the residential [...]
Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Peace River, Alberta - Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Date of Photo/Image: Unknown date & location History Check App Alberta's Ultimate Heritage & Travel Companion App Launching Summer 2017 If you can supply [...]
History of Borden Park - City of Edmonton Alberta Canada Borden Park has been an important Edmonton attraction for over a century. Established in 1906, the 22 ha park was first named East End City Park, but was re-named for Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937), the eighth prime minister of Canada (1911-1920), after [...]