Tag: The Highlands

What A Great Year!!

2018 was a very important year for the HHS. We’re proud of what we did this year. February: New Blog / website. We decided that a blog would be better way to tell our stories and keep you up to date than a newsletter that was being produced only a couple of times per year.…

Speaker Series Worth a Listen

  “We had a great turnout at our speaker event on June 5th” enthused Melanie Moore, board member and co-organizer of the Speaker Series, a popular speaking event where the Highlands Historical Society invites experts to speak on various topics. Dr. Rod MacLeod regaled the group with interesting anecdotes and little known facts about aviation…

Highlands Lawn Bowling Club – 100 Years!

  Lawn bowling has a long history in the Highlands. A photo exists from 1918 depicting a happy group of lawn bowlers on William Magrath’s lawn on Ada Boulevard. Magrath was co-owner of the Magrath-Holgate & Co. Ltd., the developer and builder of the Highlands subdivision in the early 20th century. Magrath was an avid sportsman,…

A Most Excellent Program…

Did you know that over 50 homes in the Highlands neighbourhood are on the City of Edmonton Heritage Inventory? These homes have met the City’s criteria for historical significance and homeowners can apply for designation. The criteria are listed on the City of Edmonton website. https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/edmonton_archives/historic-resources.aspx If a home is listed on the City’s Historic…