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Woodward, Florence Mae

  • MHM
  • Person
  • 3 Aug 1927 -

Florence Mae Woodward (nee Miller) was born in Winterburn on August 3, 1927 to Henry Charles Miller and Maria Amanda Gagne. She married Cecil Archibald Woodward at St. Stephen's College Chapel, University of Alberta, in 1953. She had three children: Lynne Jane Woodward (b. 5 Apr 1954), Katherine Anne Woodward (b. 21 Nov 1955), and William Arlie Woodward (b. 31 Oct 1957).

Ratchinsky, Anita

  • MHM
  • Person
  • fl. 1986-1998

Anita Ratchinsky was St. Albert's first full-time mayor and first female mayor. She served as chairwoman of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce in 1985 and 1986. In 1986, Ratchinsky ran for city council and was elected as alderman. She then ran as mayor and was elected for three consecutive terms from 1989-1998.

Sturgeon Community Hospital

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 1969 -

Sturgeon General Hospital officially opened in 1969, but efforts to bring an active treatment hospital to St. Albert began in 1962. As St. Albert and other surrounding communities were denied by the provincial government, a coalition was formed to request a regional hospital, which in 1965 was granted, creating the Sturgeon General Hospital District No. 100. The Sturgeon General Hospital officially opened in August 1970. This hospital building was closed in 1992 and demolished in 1994 following the construction of a new facility on the north edge of the city. the old structure was full of asbestos and thus considered unsafe.

Greater St. Albert Catholic School district

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 1995 -

The Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns) arrived in St. Albert from Lac Ste. Anne in 1863 and construction of a small convent that served as schoolhouse and hospital when needed was completed in 1864. St. Albert Roman Catholic Public District No. 3 was formed in 1885, and was later known as St. Albert Catholic School District No. 3. In 1995, the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division No. 29 was formed with the amalgamation of three formerly independent school jurisdictions of St. Albert, Morinville, and Legal. On July 1, 2012, legislation came into effect which changed Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools status from "public" to "separate", and resulted in a legal name change to Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 734. Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools services the communities of St. Albert, Morinville and Legal as well as the districts of Cardiff, Cunningham and Guilbault.

Bracko, Leonard

  • MHM
  • Person
  • 2 Dec 1943 - 19 Aug 2017

Leonard (Len) Bracko was born 2 Dec 1943 in St. Albert, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education and a graduate diploma in Education administration. Bracko began teaching junior and senior high in St. Albert Catholic school in 1979. In 1989, Bracko ran for MLA in the provincial election with the Alberta Liberal party. However, he came in second to Progressive Conservative Richard (Dick) Fowler, former mayor of St. Albert. Later in that same year, Bracko ran for St. Albert City Council and was elected as alderman. He served as alderman from 1989-1992 before running again and winning a seat as MLA in the 1993 provincial election. Bracko served as MLA with the Liberal official opposition caucus from 1993-1997, when he lost his seat to Mary O’Neill. He returned to teaching and retired in 1997. After his retirement, Bracko ran for and was elected again to the City Council of St. Albert, and he served as alderman from 2001-2013, having been reelected three times (2004, 2007, and 2010). Bracko and his wife Barb were active with Habitat for Humanity and international development. Bracko passed away on 19 Aug 2017.

Arden Theatre

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 1984 -

When St. Albert Place was being built in 1982-83 there was a contest to name the future theatre. A winner was chosen out of a number of great submissions. The winner was Shyamal Bagchee, and his suggestion was to call the theatre the Arden. Welcoming more than 65,000 patrons to over 150 events annually, The Arden has presented excellence in artistic programming for over 30 years, offering a variety of music, theatre, and dance events for arts lovers of all ages.

St. Albert Children's Theatre

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 1981 -

In 1978 the City of St. Albert introduced performing arts programs that were more relevant to community theatre. By 1979 the City had shifted the program’s emphasis to children’s theatre. In 1981 the City created a Cultural Leadership Coordinator position, which helped focus this programming to develop leadership skills in youth. This focus led to the inception of Imaginings — the City’s 1981 summer drama program. Imaginings presented St. Albert’s first all-children production, The Hobbit. From that, St. Albert Children’s Theatre was born. In 1983 St. Albert Place opened its doors and St. Albert Children’s Theatre (SACT) became its "resident" company. SACT put on regular spring and winter productions. Also utilized were summer students interested in careers within the theatre community, giving them practical experience. As well as the larger productions produced by the theatre, the organization has also offered drama summer camps.

Falconer, James Finlay

  • EDM
  • Person
  • 1916-2005

James F. Falconer was born in Ireland in 1916, and he moved to Edmonton in 1929. He worked in the Edmonton Power Plant, then for the provincial Department of Labour and Industry. He was appointed a member of the Alberta Liquor Control Board in 1958, rising to Vice-Chairman in 1961. He was named the first chairman of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission in 1969, retiring from government service in 1973. He served as a trustee for the Edmonton Public School Board, 1953-1955, 1963-1966 and 1972-1980, serving as chairman three times. He was elected as an alderman in 1955, serving on city council from 1956 to 1958. Mr. Falconer also served on many civic and educational boards, including the Archives and Landmarks Committee (Chairman), the Edmonton Hospital Board, the Edmonton Exhibition Association, the Edmonton Zoological Society (Chairman), the Alberta Safety Council, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Northwest Canadian Trade Fair Committee (Chairman). He was married twice and had three children with his first wife. He died in Edmonton, January 12, 2005.

Earle, Herbert

  • glen
  • Person
  • 1884-1975

Herbert Earle, January 10, 1884 - 1975, was born in England. From 1905 to 1910 he apprenticed as an engraver in London, while attending art and design classes at night. He married Adeliza Rhoda Wheatly – born October 10, 1883 – on December 4, 1909. They had six daughters, Ruby (McLullin) born March 25, 1911, Eva (Clapham) born January 26, 1913, Mrs. Doris Curtis born September 27, 1915, Lois (Sales) wife to Harry Sales (City manager Calgary), born May 16, 1921, Lucy (McGee) born March 7, 1923, and Adela Claire (Anderson) (called Aidie) – born July 24, 1925. First 3 daughters were born in England, others in Canada. Herbert became a master engraver before serving in Burma during First World War. In 1920 he joined his wife and family, who were already in Canada, and bought the Engraving Company in Calgary. He ran the business until his retirement in 1959. He was very active in the theatrical scene in Calgary and taught classes in theatrical makeup at the Banff School of Fine Arts. He frequently prepared ornamental and illuminated scrolls for presentation to dignitaries.

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