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Century Homes Calgary 2012/13 – Media Coverage

Global News segment first aired January 15, 2013

Gil Tucker from Global News interviews Twin Gables owner. Watch here:

Shaw TV Calgary segment, first broadcast May 17, 2012.

CHI member Terry Mackenzie research his home in preparation for the Century Homes celebration. With special guests Carolyn Ryder (Calgary Public Library) and Carol Stokes (City of Calgary archives). Watch here:


CBC Radio 1 Eyeopener, May 24, 2012.

Interview with Century Homes co-chair and CHI president Cynthia Klaassen.


CBC News Calgary (television), May 28, 2012

Century Homes story


Calgary Real Estate News, June 2, 2012

Century Homes story


Calgary Herald story, July 5, 2012

Colourful history of Hillhurst home revealed

With a little digging, heritage comes alive

Annalise Klingbeil, For Neighbours

Discovering that Thomas Alfred Presswood Frost, an eccentric alderman, the first registered cardholder at the Calgary Public Library and a sergeant in the First World War, lived in her home nearly a century ago has made Silvina Mema love her house even more… Discovering the history of her Hillhurst home, thanks to a project called Century Homes Calgary, has made Mema feel a closer connection to her abode… Read more:


Avenue Magazine online blog, published July 12th, 2012

Big Idea: Celebrate Calgary’s Heritage Buildings

Century Homes Calgary turns homeowners into historians while helping to protect the city’s heritage buildings.

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CBC Radio 1 Eyeopener, July 19, 2012

The Eyeopener’s Danielle Suchet heads to Hillhurst with Lindae Stokes from Century Homes Calgary to visit some historic homes. Listen here:—hillhurst/


Calgary Herald, July 13, 2012

Project celebrates century home

By Claire Young

…Century Homes Calgary is a project to celebrate the homes from the city’s first building boom. “We’re trying to preserve the traditional streetscapes,” says celebration co-ordinator Marilyn Williams. “This is one way of engaging people and creating awareness…” Read more:


Calgary Herald, July 24, 2012

Houses from ‘Age of Optimism’ saved from the wrecking ball

Heritage lovers preserve city’s century cottages

Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald

On the outside, hard work preserving the city’s heritage homes is pleasing to the eye. Now, the inside stories revealing their human histories are finally coming into view. Century Homes Calgary signs and banners are cropping up just in time for Historic Calgary Week… Read more:


660 AM, Radio, weekend of July 27, 2012

Interview with Lindae Stokes


Global TV Calgary Evening News, July 27

Calgary’s century homes on display

Calgary’s rich history is being celebrated with a look at the city’s most historic houses.

Hundreds of homeowners are banding together for this year’s ‘Century Homes‘ tour, which began as a grassroots celebration of homes over 100 years old. This year’s event marks the 100th anniversary of Calgary’s first real estate boom… Video and script:


Calgary Herald July 28, 2012

Century spotlight

Calgary’s 100-year-old homes get their chance to shine as part of the Century Homes event

By Melissa Lampman

It’s hard for Lisa Buck not to fall in love with the special charm and character found in an old house. So, when she and her husband Tom first saw the Young House in Calgary’s sought-after Mount Royal area, they immediately knew it was the home for them. Read more:


Calgary Herald, July 29, 2012

Alberta values are a valuable export commodity

David Finch, Calgary Herald

Published: Sunday, July 29, 2012

It seems 1912 was a very busy year. A century later many Calgary organizations are celebrating their centennials… Read more:


Global TV Sunday Breakfast, July 29, 2012

Interview with Century Homes co-chair Cynthia Klaassen. Video:


City TV, Breakfast Television, Monday July 30, 2012

Interview with Century Homes spokesperson Lindae Stokes


CBC Radio 1 Eyeopener, August 2, 2012

Century Homes – Eau Claire

Danielle Suchet visits the last remaining bungalow in Eau Claire.

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Calgary Herald online, August 5, 2012

Sunday in the City: Preserving Calgary’s century homes

August 5, 2012. 6:41 am • Section: Calgary, Home, Life

By Melissa Lampman

After learning more about Calgary’s history and century homes this past week, reading an article about some of these very homes being torn down to make way for new ones was disheartening… Read more:


CBC Radio 1 Eyeopener, August 16, 2012

Century Homes: Sunnyside home gets 100th birthday party

The Eyeopener’s Danielle Suchet continues her Century Homes series. Today, we hear from a long term resident of Sunnyside about how the neighbourhood has changed. Listen here:


CBC Radio 1 Eyeopener, August 23, 2012

This week Danielle Suchet takes us to a Mount Royal mansion. Listen here:


CBC Radio 1 Eyeopener, August 30, 2012

In the final installment of our Century Homes series, the Eyeopener’s Danielle Suchet visits a home in the southwest neighbourhood of Cliff Bungalow.


Calgary Herald Homes Section, November 2, 2012

Room a poem for librarian

By Richard White

… We love the simplicity of the design, as well as the character and charm that comes with a home over 100 years old. This year, we (participated) in the 2012 Century Homes Calgary event, a citywide celebration commemorating homes constructed during Calgary’s first building boom…

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Calgary Herald Homes Section, November 16, 2012

The home of Century Homes’ community coordinator Marilyn Williams is profiled. Marilyn is active in many heritage initiatives!

Rich heritage captivates owner

By Jacqueline Louie

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Governor General’s Award

The Century Homes Calgary project has won the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. This award was created by Canada’s History Society to recognize programming developed by volunteer-led heritage, community and cultural organizations at the grassroots level. Congratulations to the organizing committee, community coordinators, sponsors and supporters, and mostly the hundreds of participants!

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Alberta Real Estate Foundation Blog Posting, December 6, 2012

One of Century Homes’s sponsors, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation,‘s-history-award


Radio Canada French language interview, December 10, 2012

With Community Coordinator Marilyn Williams, December 10:


Calgary Public Library blog, December 11, 2012

Calgary Public Library was a big supporter of Century Homes


City of Calgary blog, December 19, 2012

City of Calgary Council Presentation, January 14, 2013

Posting on the Happy Urbanist Blog, January 15, 2013