FYI Regards Gordon Lane Chairman Alberta Family Histories Society 712-16th Ave NW, Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8 email@example.com www.afhs.ab.ca (403)214-1447 _____Mar 5, 2006 1 of 1View SourceFYI
Alberta Family Histories Society
712-16th Ave NW,
Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8
From: Marion Kelch [mailto:czardust@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 7:21 PM
Subject: EMPRESS of IRELAND/ ConventionI'd like to inform your organization of a coming convention concernngthe Empress of Ireland and the Empress of Britain #1. On June 29 there will be a celebrationof the 100 years since the maiden voyage of the Empress of Ireland. These two shipsbrought over hundreds of thousands of passengers many of whom went on to settlethe West. If any of your members are interested in attending I can provide more informationand registration forms.Below is a poster pertaining to the event.Thanks,Marion Kelch, ChairpersonEmpress of Ireland Artifacts Committee(780) 857-2340
SAILING THE “EMPRESS” & SETTLING THE PRAIRIES
CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE ATLANTIC “EMPRESSES”
“EMPRESS OF IRELAND” & “EMPRESS OF BRITAIN”
JUNE 29th 2006
CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE
All day Convention and Gala “EMPRESS” Dinner
Speakers: Empress authors Derek Grout, Dave Zeni & Karen Autio
Divers of the wreck of the Empress of Ireland
“Empress” books, CDs and DVDs
Fifty ARTIFACTS retrieved from the “Empress of Ireland”
CPR Archival material
“Empress of Ireland” passenger lists
Many photos of those who sailed
Gala “Empress” Dinner with items from 1st class menus of the “Empresses”
“Empressive Entertainment”-- music from a bygone Edwardian era
Your only opportunity to see “Empress of Ireland” artifacts in Calgary!
Register by April 15
For more information contact:
or e-mail czardust@...
Both “Empresses” brought to Canada thousands of Immigrants from all parts of Europe. Many of them went on to settle Western Canada.
Learn about Canada’s worst sinking in which 1012 lives were lost on May 29, 1914.