Thank you Calgary & New Gay History Developments

Wow.  Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s public presentation at CommunityWise (the Old Y).  I have never seen the Common Room so full – we even ran out of chairs – very humbling…

Two big topics in the presentation were the Klippert case (which you can read more about: here), and Club Carousel, Calgary’s first gay and lesbian owned and operated chartered club (which will be the subject of a future post).  Special thanks to Lois Szabo, one of the club’s founders, who attended the public presentation and added her first person recollections to the evening.

Here are some recent developments that were announced at the public presentation last night:

1) The Calgary Heritage Authority has requested another public presentation.  This one is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at the Castell Central Public Library from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

2) The Calgary Foundation is interested in a gay historical Jane’s Walk, which I am keen to do.  This has yet to be scheduled but will likely happen in the morning of Saturday, May 4th, 2013 – stay tuned…

3) The Glenbow Museum has expressed interest in developing a gay and lesbian archive, which this project will help coordinate.  If you, or someone you know has documents or artifacts which might be of historical value, please contact me.  In addition, tax receipts can be issued by the Glenbow for donations to the archives (if appropriate).

Thank you again Calgary!  I am off now on holidays and am taking a break from the website for the month of March.  Please look for new posts in April.

Calgary Street Guys

One response to “Thank you Calgary & New Gay History Developments

  1. Pretty awesome, Kevin! WIsh I had been in town! We are so looking forward to your presentation at Heritage Matters on May 3 at the CPL downtown. Talk to you after your hols.

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