Tag: Ken Tingley

Tune in to CBC Edmonton AM with Ken Tingley

Tune in tomorrow morning on Wednesday, February 27 to CBC Edmonton AM with Ken Tingley at 7:50 a.m. for a preview of our Speaker Series tomorrow evening, hosted by the Highlands Historical Society! Or follow the link below to listen online. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/edmonton-am/segments Ken Tingley is Edmonton’s first Historian Laureate. We look forward to welcoming him in…

What’s in a Name?

A lot of time and effort goes into the naming of an area. Sometimes it’s best to ask for help in the form of a contest! This excerpt is from “My Heart’s in the Highlands” by Ken Tingley.

“Magrath and Holgate needed a name “that will suitably designate this property and be consistent with the high class of residence that will be erected as it has been decided to place a building restriction of $2,500 upon the sites.” No lots were to be sold until the name had been selected. It was reported that already this large property, bounded on the south by the North Saskatchewan River and on the north by Alberta Avenue, was “rapidly being cleared by the new owners….”