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Stories Tagged - First World War

The giant numbers on the hill at Battalion Park are composed of 16,000 stones hauled and arranged by soldiers in 1991 to commemorate the four battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force that trained at that location before leaving to fight in the First World War.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Signal Hill and other "Westhills" communities provide residents with beauty and functionality in equal measure

Carla Nelson and her husband moved to Signal Hill seven years ago, attracted by the home styles and location. "We were looking for a bigger home to raise our family in – a home with a developed basement and a yard that was already established and larger than what was available in the newer areas," said Nelson.

The couple purchased a two-level split that amply accommodates their two boys, ages five and seven, and rambunctious puppy.

Courtesy of the City of Calgary

July 13, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Stuart Residence

Year of Construction: 1910

Community: Upper Mount Royal

Architectural Style: Arts and Crafts

This historical home is notable not only for its status as a great example of the Arts and Crafts architectural style, but also because of a pair of high-profile Calgarians who lived there over the years.

Currie’s Victoria Cross Boulevard, a linear park that commemorates recipients of the Victoria Cross, leads to Valour Park, which honours the three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Nov. 06, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Garrison Woods, Garrison Green and Currie embody Calgary's rich military history

With every passing year, the events of the First and Second World Wars become ever more distant parts of our country's history. Remembrance requires work, and any excuse to think about or discuss these conflicts and the sacrifices of Canadian veterans helps keep their memories alive.

In this context, three southwest Calgary neighbourhoods that wear their military history on their sleeve are especially significant.


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