Event Summary – Ken LaPointe – March, 2017

Ken LaPointe and Marlene LaMontagne
Ken LaPointe and Marlene LaMontagne

Thirty five members and guests attended the March Canadian Club luncheon with historian Ken LaPointe. Ken spoke about Calgary’s French connection, Rouleauville. Members enjoyed Ken’s well developed power point presentation underpinned by extensive historical research including photos, first person accounts of the founding of our city, and original records. Ken brought to life early agreements between First Nations and Rouleauville’s founders, the life of Calgary’s first leaders and the founding of a frontier town named Calgary. Members and guests also enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day together thanks to the unique voice of Richard Hehr who entertained everyone prior to the official presentation. This luncheon was a fitting compliment to the dedicated work of our History and Heritage committee chairperson, Suzanne de Courville Nicol who was kind enough to invite our guest speaker and bring many guests to the afternoon speech.