Arthur Bottom

Prior to the invention of commercial passenger planes, the only option for intercontinental travel was by ship. For many of Glenbow’s former residents, their ocean crossing to Canada was a rare, perhaps unique, event. However, Arthur Bottom sailed the world for nine years before he gave up his seafaring lifestyle and came to Glenbow. At… Continue reading Arthur Bottom

Cochrane Culture Days Event!

Come on out to Cochrane this weekend for Cochrane Culture Days, organized by the Cochrane Integrated Arts Society! There are lots of interesting things to do and performances to see. You’ll find music, dancing, cultural events like a tipi-raising and drumming circle, classic cars, and kid-friendly fun like face painting and balloon animals. New this… Continue reading Cochrane Culture Days Event!

Ukrainian Immigrants: John & Anna Charyk

Today, Ukrainian refugees are fleeing their war-torn country and seeking asylum in Canada. Immigration from this region is not new. More than a hundred years ago, the community in today’s Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park welcomed Ukrainian immigrants, John and Anna Charyk.  In 1880, John was born in the Ukrainian village of Bila, in the vicinity… Continue reading Ukrainian Immigrants: John & Anna Charyk