Winter Sport

The stoneworkers of Glenbow Quarry (which was located in today‚Äôs Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park) experienced a chinook in mid-December 1909 and they decided to make the most of the warm weather. A special charity football match (soccer to us) was scheduled for Christmas Day. Admission was 35 cents, with proceeds going to the widow of… Continue reading Winter Sport

Ernest & Alice Silvester

In today’s Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, sandstone was quarried for important government buildings. At the turn of the last century, the people who came to work at Glenbow were strong, industrious and determined. The Silvester family exemplified these traits. The Silvesters were a striking couple. Ernest (Ernie) was over 6 feet tall and more than… Continue reading Ernest & Alice Silvester