Is Encountering Big Foot Your ING Thing? Is encountering Big Foot your ING Thing? For centuries, cultures around the world have talked about an elusive creature roaming the wilds. Sasquatches captive our imagination and through historical accounts, museum exhibits and film, these encounters are brought to life. Alberta has [...]
"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."
History Check is Exceeding its Goals & Strengthening Northern Alberta Communities. Site by Site; Story by Story; Listing by Listing Since our launch in October, we have been spreading the word across northern Alberta about this historical, educational & economic development tool created for the region. Our goal was to have 500 downloads [...]
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 [...]
Crossing the Tracks of Time As I sit in my house, especially in the cold winter months, I can hear the train whistle blow at the Soda Flats Crossing about a half mile from my house. Sometimes it gets me to thinking about how that train is crossing the tracks of time. So [...]
Happy 3rd Birthday to the History Check Concept! A toddler on steroids is a good description of the History Check mobile app. Wow! It seems like yesterday that the meeting where the idea and concept took place. That group included Athabasca Archives , Athabasca Heritage Society, Edmonton & District Historical Society, Smith Community Development Council , Athabasca County [...]
2017 - A Year in Review (and a great year it was!) It is hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly. This time last year we were still struggling with some concept, coding and the finances to get the History Check app out the door. This year we are [...]
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.
History Check is an Incredible Achievement! Likening the History Check App to the roadside signs of the technological age was part of Evert Poor's speech at the Official Launch of History Check at the Provincial Archives of Alberta on October 4th, 2017.. He spoke in his capacity as a board member of Alberta [...]