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Jamieson Place Field of Fame #1

Field of Fame #1: Jamieson Place

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


Jamieson Place honours these champions

Virnetta Anderson

Virnetta Anderson (1920-2006)

Virnetta was born Virnetta Nelson in Monticello, Arkansas in 1920. Her schooling was in Arkansas and California. Virnetta was a woman of action - known for committing time and providing…

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Gus Yaki photo by Dan Arndt-1

Gus Yaki (1932-2020)

Gus Yaki, the renowned Calgary birder and naturalist, passed away in August 2020. Gus was an avid birder as a young man and he continued his self-education as a naturalist.…

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Peter Anthony Prince photo

Peter Anthony Prince (1836-1925)

Peter Anthony Prince was born June 29, 1836 to an English speaking family, near Trois-Rivières Quebec. He was educated near Lindsay Ontario, and built his own hotel and lumber mill…

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Charles Mawer

Charles (Chuck) Mawer (1917-2006)

 Charles (Chuck) Mawer was born in 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and grew up with his 3 siblings in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary. In 1936 Chuck started his business career as…

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Roddy Mah photo

Roderick (Roddy) Mah (1929-2007)

At a very young age, Roderick was sent to China to learn the Chinese language and culture. Unable to return to Canada because of World War II, he spent his…

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Michael Green photo

Michael Green “Pona Kotaksi/Elk Shadow” (1957-2015)

(to be recognized collaboratively with Narcisse Blood)   Michael Green was the Co-Artistic Director and a founding member of Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and the Creator/Curator of the High Performance Rodeo. …

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Narcisse Blood photo

Narcisse Blood “Tatsikiistamik” (1954-2015)

(to be recognized collaboratively with Michael Green) Narcisse Blood whose Blackfoot name Tatsikiistamik means Middle Bull was a highly respected Blackfoot/Niitsitapi Traditional Spiritual Elder of the Blood Tribe.  He was a Spiritual…

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Colonel James F Macleod

James F. Macleod (1836 to 1894)

James Macleod was born in Scotland, and emigrated to Canada in 1845. He received his BA from Queen's in Ontario, and he began to practice law. However, his passion was…

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Alice Jamieson

Alice Jane Jukes Jamieson (1860 to 1949)

Alice Jamieson was born on July 14, 1860 in New York City to James Jukes and Isabel Duxbury, who were both born in England, and emigrated to the United States…

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Eric Harvie

Eric Lafferty Harvie (1892 to 1975)

Eric Lafferty Harvie was born in Orillia, Ontario, but moved to Alberta as a youth. He was called to Alberta's legal bar in 1915. His legal career was interrupted when…

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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.

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