A powerful and devastating tornado hit Edmonton on July 31, 1987. #87tornado

Remember all too well Black Friday. I was working downtown that day, Jasper Ave and 109 St. A powerful and devastating tornado hit Edmonton on July

Borden Park Pool and Roller Coaster, Edmonton, AB, 1932.    “The Borden Park roller coaster seen in the background was built in 1915 and dismantled in 1935 due to safety concerns.”

Borden Park Pool and Roller Coaster, Edmonton, AB, “The Borden Park roller coaster seen in the background was built in 1915 and dismantled in 1935 due to safety concerns.

1985 Klondike Days poster, Edmonton, AB.

I remember going to the Ex.and loved the Klondike Parade too.

Aftermath #87tornado

The Tornado turned Evergreen Mobile Home Park into a bleak wasteland of flattened homes and scattered belongings

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in

“A patient is being transported to hospital from a rural section of Alberta by a railroad speeder under the supervision of a Provincial District Nurse,” 1947.

“A patient is being transported to hospital from a rural section of Alberta by a railroad speeder under the supervision of a Provincial District Nurse,”

“Explosion Levels City Lunch Shop,” Officer inspects scene, Edmonton, AB, August 3, 1949

“Explosion Levels City Lunch Shop,” Officer inspects scene, Edmonton, AB, August 3, 1949

July 23, 1970: Edmonton to get cable TV---  I remember this day like it yesterday!

Ed Polanski's QCTV received the licence to supply the western half of Edmonton with cable television in

Wayne Gretzky and Gary Coleman

Wayne Gretzky and Gary Coleman. I particularly like Wayne's sweet Oilers robe.

Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchemomna, Alberta, 1954.

Marilyn Monroe poses on the Alberta, Canada, set of "River of No Return" with Robert Mitchum. The photo was taken by her makeup artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.

Last Klondike Days Poster before they changed the name to Capital Ex

Last Klondike Days Poster before they changed the name to Capital Ex

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