This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation and birthday bashes will be held across the country to mark the milestone.
CTV Calgary first went on the air September 9, 1960 and in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday we are flashing back to showcase our storied history.
From Treaty 7 to Terry Fox’s camper van… CTV Calgary’s Flashback - Canada 150 series, is an image-rich and evocative collection of vignettes for all Canadians.
The Calgary Canucks welcomed Petr Nedved after the teen defected to Canada after refusing to return to Czechoslovakia after the Mac’s Midget Tournament.
Air Date: December 29, 2017
Bill Marks’ report from 1996 on Harvey Trimble, a Calgary-based engineer who carved totem poles in his spare time.
Air Date: December 22, 2017
Gord Kelly’s story from 1998 on a woman who had been a loyal customer of Blakeman’s General Store since 1928.
Air Date: December 15, 2017
In 2000, Canadian Pacific revived rail travel by providing luxury excursions through the mountains. Terry Vogt has more in our Friday 150 Flashback…
Air Date: December 8, 2017
The Calgary Stampeders and their fans took the Grey Cup party to the next level 69 years ago. Russ Peak has more on this story from 1998…
Air Date: November 24, 2017
Gord Kelly’s story from 1996 on the sizable art collection donation of Peter and Shirley Savage to the Glenbow Museum.
Air Date: November 17, 2017
Bill Macfarlane’s story from 1993 on the effort to return Harold Sharpe, a Second World War gunner, to the air.
Air Date: November 10, 2017
Darrel Janz’s report from 2015 on the volunteer effort to improve the state of the Lancaster Bomber at the Bomber Museum in Nanton.
Air Date: November 3, 2017
Roger Marcelo’s report from 1991 on the reunion of those who served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps.
Air Date: October 27, 2017
Shelly Makrugin’s story from 1999 on the installation of a sculpture honouring the Famous 5 along Stephen Avenue.
Air Date: October 20, 2017
Kevin Fleming’s story from 2009 about an Airdrie man who showed us Calgary’s connection to this part of aviation history.
Air Date: October 13, 2017
Bill Mcfarlane’s story from 1996 on the effort to save some of the historic buildings in the downtown core.
Air Date: October 6, 2017
Glenn Campbell’s 1997 interview with Paul Henderson, the man who scored one of the most memorable goals in Canada’s history.
Air Date: September 29, 2017
Bill McFarlane spoke with families impacted by the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War after the Canadian government apologized in 1988.
Air Date: September 22, 2017
Jefferson Humphrey’s story from 2008 on the restoration of the original van from Terry Fox’s run.
Air Date: September 15, 2017
Gord Kelly visited the green space in Calgary’s Chinatown in 1998
Air Date: September 8, 2017
Bill Marks’ 1996 report on Robert Thirsk’s, and some of his fellow astronauts’, visit to Calgary.
Air Date: September 1, 2017
Gord Kelly’s report from 1996 on the history of the oil & gas industry in the southern Alberta community.
Air Date: August 25, 2017
In 2009, Parks Canada began offering tours of the Burgess Shale Site in Yoho National Park. Kevin Fleming reports.
Air Date: August 18, 2017
Gord Kelly’s 1997 report on historic Canadian made tractors and farm equipment.
Air Date: August 11, 2017
The federal government confirms the funding pledged to a program in Cochrane that provides therapy to children with complex learning disabilities from Stoney Nakoda First Nation has been halted after First Nation officials decided the services should be provided on the reserve.