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The first Field of Fame is located at Jamieson Place, Plus 15 level of 308 – 4th Avenue SW (4th Ave & 2nd St SW).

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Jamieson Place honours these champions

Ronald D. Southern (1930 – 2016)

Ronald D. Southern (1930 – 2016)

Ronald Donald Southern C.C., C.B.E., A.O.E., B. Sc., LL. D was born on July 25, 1930 in Calgary, Alberta. He was a proud Canadian who loved his Alberta roots. A…

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Ruth Gorman (1914-2002)

Ruth Gorman (1914-2002)

Ruth Gorman was born in Calgary, Alberta on February  14, 1914 to Colonel Mark Bennett and Fleda Pattyson Peacock.  Ruth, like her father became a lawyer, and was one of…

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John Robert (Bud) McCaig (1929-2005)

John Robert (Bud) McCaig (1929-2005)

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, entrepreneur and philanthropist, J.R. (Bud) McCaig, died peacefully while at his vacation home in Barbados on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the age of 75…

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Martha Cohen (1920-2015)

Martha Cohen (1920-2015)

“Martha Cohen, a warm Chinook wind who blazed bright crimson smiles across the clear Alberta Sky.” Martha Cohen was a tireless builder in Calgary’s cultural community. Born in Calgary, the…

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Haider Dhanani (1939-1990)

Haider Dhanani (1939-1990)

  Haider Dhanani lived a life of service.  With a profound dedication to bridging cultural differences and to the well-being, settlement and upward mobility of newly arrived immigrants to Canada,…

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David (Dave) E. Black (1880 -1972)

David (Dave) E. Black (1880 -1972)

David (Dave) Ernest Black was born in 1880 in Westport, Ontario, where he attended school and subsequently studied watch making. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1903, on board the…

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Henry Wise Wood (1860 To 1941)

Henry Wise Wood (1860 to 1941)

Henry Wise Wood was born in Missouri in 1860 and in 1905 like many Americans moved to Alberta because of the availability of cheap land in Canada. He bought a wheat…

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Chief Walking Buffalo (1871 To 1967)

Chief Walking Buffalo (1871 to 1967)

"To the missionary who adopted him, he was George McLean; in Stoney language, he was known as Tatanga Mani; to the world he was Walking Buffalo." (Whyte Museum Blogspot 2011)…

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Arthur Ryan Smith (1919 To 2008)

Arthur Ryan Smith (1919 to 2008)

Arthur Smith, O.C., A.O.E, D.F.C, Order of Merit (Hungary), LLD (Hon.) was born and raised in Calgary, and moved to Turner Valley when he was sixteen to work in the…

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Maude Riley (1882 To 1962)

Maude Riley (1882 to 1962)

Maude (Keen) Riley grew up in Perth County, Ontario and became a teacher through the Ontario Normal School. Upon gaining her certification, she accepted a position to teach at Nose…

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Jamieson Place Photos

Here are some photos from the Field of Fame  unveiling at Jamieson Place  and the celebration of student contest winners.

Alberta & Calgary Historical Figures

These individuals that were important to Calgary & Alberta history were featured in the 2015 student essay & multimedia project contest:

  • Alice Jamieson
  • David Crowchild
  • Eric Harvie
  • Patrick Burns
  • R.B. Bennett
  • James Macleod

We received many entries for each of these figures, though not all were necessarily featured among the winners’ projects.

We feature figures that were important to business history, political history, early settlement and exploration, community development, the First Nations, and to women in Calgary, as well as to the growth of Alberta as a province contributing significantly to Canada as a country.

See Field of Fame #1 for more information about theses Alberta Champions.