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Red Deer and District Archives

A-20 Army Camp

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  • 1939-1944

A-20 Army Camp was a training ground for 1,500 to 1,800 soldiers that were stationed in Red Deer during World War II. The original army barrack [building] was moved to Knee Hill, Albert in 1948 when locals wanted to create a community hall and curling rink. During a much needed renovation of the 60-year-old roof, these records were found in the attic amongst the wood-chip insulation.

Abbott, Lloyd

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D. Lloyd Abbott was born in the Red Deer, Alberta district, the son of dairy plant supervisor William Reginald Abbott and his wife the former Margaret Eleanor Streatch. In 1958 he was a student in a diploma course in dairying at the University of Alberta. He farmed near Eckville, Alberta. He married Jacqueline Bell, and they had three children, Kimlee Anne, Lori, and Grant

Ad-Viser Publications

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Ad-Viser Publications was a proprietorship established in 1946 in Red Deer, Alberta by Leslie Don Rideout, 1916-1986. The firm published bi-monthly and weekly newspapers and also did job printing and graphic design. Leslie's sons David and Keith were also involved in the business. It published the Red Deer Ad-Viser (1946-1977), Ad-Viser Shop-a-Scope (1976-1977), Weekender (1977-1979), Midweeker (1977-1979), Central Alberta Ad-Viser (1977- ), Red Deer Shopper (1979- ), Sunday Express, and Alberta Farm Life. In 1995 the publishing section of the business was sold to Red Deer Publishing, while the graphics section became Advisor Graphics under the presidency of Keith Rideout

Alberta C.G.I.T. Association

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The Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) organization was established in 1917 as a Protestant religious education program for girls from 12 to 17 years of age by the National Advisory Committee for Co-operation in Girls' Work, later known as the National Girls' Work Board. By 1960, the Board became the Canadian Girls in Training Committee of the Canadian Council of Churches. In Alberta, the provincial organization was first known as the Alberta Girls' Work Board, then as the Alberta C.G.I.T. Association

Buckham, A. F.

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A. F. Buckham, ?-?, was raised and educated in Alberta. He spent some time in the Little Fish Lake area near Dorothy, Alberta, (ca. 1921-1924), and was in Edmonton, Alberta for his secondary schooling (ca.1928 -1931) before heading off to the University of Alberta to take a Bachelor of Engineering degree specializing in mining engineering and geology (1931-1935). He later retired in Victoria, British Columbia, and is buried in the same city. Unfortunately, little more is known about him. It is possible that his father was Alexander Kirkwood Buckham, ca. 1895-1955, of Strathcona and Edmonton, Alberta

Central Alberta Regional Museum Network

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  • 1994-Ongoing

Founded in 1994, the Central Alberta Regional Museum Network (CARMN) is a collective of approximately forty community-based museums. These museums work together to conduct and facilitate research and to create publications and educational programs dealing with the heritage of Central Alberta.

The goal of CARMN is to "share knowledge and resources to strengthen all member museums so that they can better serve their communities."

CARMN’s membership spreads across central Alberta, an area bounded roughly from Nordegg to Donalda, Devon to Calgary, and Rosebud to Banff.

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