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école J.H. Picard school

  • PAA
  • Corporate body
  • 1972-

J.H. Picard School opened its doors in 1972 in the building of Maurice Lavallée School in Edmonton, Alberta, as a French immersion school, hosting the secondary school students from Saint-Jean College and the girl students from Académie Assomption. The school was named after Joseph Henri Picard, francophone businessman and politician from Edmonton. In 1984, the school moved into its present premises. In 1988, the school became an immersion school only. It is part of the Edmonton Catholic School District and presently offers French immersion education from kindergarten to grade 12.

von Hammerstein, Alfred

  • glen
  • Person
  • 1867-1941

Count Alfred von Hammerstein, 1867-1941, was born in Germany, and as a young man embarked on a military career. In 1895 he gave this up and moved to New York, USA. In 1898 he headed for the Klondike gold rush via Edmonton, Alberta, but turned back before reaching the Yukon. Instead, he joined another adventurer and travelled down the Athabasca River to Fort McMurray. Here he first encountered the Athabasca Tar Sands, which he later attempted to develop. Between 1898 and 1907 he ran German language newspapers in Edmonton and Winnipeg, and learned about the oil industry in Oklahoma. In 1907, he took a drilling crew to Fort McMurray and spent the next five summers drilling. He was unsuccessful in finding a way to extract the oil from the sand. In about 1912 he married Dorothy Clarke, 1877-1964, of England. He died in St. Albert, Alberta.

von Berg family

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  • Family

Victor von Berg was born on July 30, 1912 in Sangaste, Estonia and was the third son of Graf Ermes Friedrich von Berg and Ernestine (von Ettilinger) von Berg. He attended primary and secondary school in St. Petersburg; Boscome, England; Bournemouth, England; and Tartu, Estonia where he graduated in 1932. He then spent one year in the Finnish military and continued his education at Berlin University in 1934, returning to Estonia in 1937.

In 1939, von Berg and his family were re-located to Germany as part of land agreements between Germany and the Soviet Union. He was then drafted into the German air force and served as an instructor and code-breaker on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. He married Erika Gehlert on March 11, 1941 in Lodz, Poland. The couple had a daughter, Karin, in 1942 but she died shortly after.</p>;<p>After the war, Victor and Erika von Berg lived in Weissenfels-Sachsen-Anhalt, East Germany from 1945 to 1950. They had two sons during this period, Reinhard (1945) and Wolfgang (1947). The von Berg family managed to immigrate to Finland in 1950 with the assistance of Victor's brother, Markus, who lived in Helsinki. However, living conditions in Finland were not much better than in East Germany at the time, so the von Berg family immigrated to Canada in 1951 after Canadian immigration restrictions related to the war were lifted in 1950.

The von Bergs moved to Edmonton and temporarily stayed with Victor's older brother, René, and his wife, Ellinor. Victor initially worked in construction and the trucking industry until taking a job as a salesman with the Dominion Life Assurance Company in 1952. This was followed by the birth of Victor and Erika's third son, Fred, in 1954.

Victor opened his own insurance company in 1960, Victor Berg Insurance, and eventually retired to Comox, British Columbia in 1976. Erika von Berg died in 1974. Victor re-married to Hildegard Abermeth von der Ropp in 1977.

In addition to his career in insurance, Victor was also active with the Edmonton Soaring Club (an aviation group) and the Phoenix Club (a German cultural association). Victor was an amateur pilot, flight instructor, and tow-pilot for gliders in the Edmonton Soaring Club and the president of the Phoenix Club. Victor was instrumental in the creation of campgrounds and summer cottages at Lake Isle for the Phoenix Club.

van der Schee, Wyn

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  • Person

Wyn van der Schee was born in Holland and raised in Simcoe, Ontario. He graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario in 1964 and joined the Canadian military. He completed his service in 1975 in Calgary and worked for CIL for two years before joining the City of Calgary. From 1990 until 2002 he was Recycling Coordinator for the City. He was active in the Recyling Council of Alberta and the Tire Recycling Management Association of Alberta. He was also involved with several military history organizations in Calgary. He is the author of Nominal Rolls : 50th Battalion, 1914-1915, and 3rd, 12th and 13th Regiments Canadian Mounted Rifles, both published by the Alberta Family Histories Society in 1994. He also contributed an essay to The Past, Present and Future of the Militia / Jim Hanson and Peter Hammerschmidt, eds. -- Ottawa : Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, 1998. He retired to Kingston, Ontario. Van der Schee and his wife had two children: Jennifer and David.

van Stelten, Rosalee

  • glen
  • Person
  • 1933-

Rosalee Mary Anne Auger, 1933- , was born in Port Arthur, Ontario and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve in Winnipeg in 1952, volunteered for Continuous Naval Duty (full-time service) in 1953, and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy (Wrens) regular force in 1955 when this opportunity was offered to women for the first time in Commonwealth naval history. During her career she served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Commands; HMCS Niobe, London, England; and HMCS Bytown, Ottawa, Ontario. In 1959 she was appointed secretary to Queen Elizabeth's assistant press secretary, Esmond Butler. She worked at Buckingham Palace and accompanied the Royal party during the Royal Tour of Canada (1959). She was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration in 1964 and honorably released from the service in 1965. She later married Hendrik E. van Stelten, who was originally from Holland, and they settled in Calgary, Alberta. Van Stelten moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 2002.

van Hogezand, Viki

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  • Person

Viki Silverman was the daughter of Margaret Gilmour (Hulburd) and Irving Silverman of Edmonton, Alberta. She married J.P. (Peter) van Hogezand. Viki and Peter operated DiscTribution - The Source for Dance Music in Edmonton.

van Herk, Aritha

  • SPEC
  • Person
  • 1954-

Canadian author born on May 26, 1954 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Biographical information available in The feminist companion to literature in English : women writers from the Middle Ages to the present, p. 1109-1110; Who's who in Canadian literature 1987-88, p. 332; and The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p. 1152-1153.

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lanza, alcides, 1929-

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  • Person
  • b. 2 Jun 1929

Canadian composer, conductor, pianist and educator born June 2, 1929 in Rosario, Argentina. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 717.

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