Heritage Interpretive Plan - August Newsletter
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Monday, August 15, 2016
The City of Edmonton is creating a Heritage Interpretive Plan for the River Crossing (West Rossdale) area.

The Heritage Interpretive Plan will be created through a process that considers and seeks to understand the history of this place, why it is important to a diversity of people, and what tools might be used to tell its story. It is being developed by engaging with citizens, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders.

This p
lan will work to guide how heritage and culture are reflected throughout the area as it evolves over time. 

Find out more about the Heritage Interpretive Plan

Reaching Out

Over the past months, we (the River Crossing Project Team) has been reaching out to and engaging with many Indigenous Nations and communities whose traditional territories may overlap with the River Crossing area, in order to better understand their stories of this place.

We have also been starting to identify and connect with key partners who have historical knowledge and direct interest in the River Crossing area, to engage with them through the development of the Heritage Interpretive Plan. 


Pop-Up Museum

On July 24, the River Crossing Project Team partnered with the Edmonton Heritage Council's Edmonton City as Museum Project to hold a Pop-Up Museum at the Rossdale Community Hall! 

The Pop-Up Museum was a great success and invited participants to explore the history of River Crossing while sharing their own connections to the West Rossdale area. Displays included archival photographs and artifacts. We also had interactive maps and historic timelines which encouraged participant contribution and discussion. We thank everyone who dropped by for their insightful comments and questions about the rich, complex history of the area. 

Throughout this project we will be sharing some of the many stories of River Crossing's past. Our first story takes a look at the man for whom this area is currently named. 

Donald Ross of Rossdale
As told by Kathryn Ivany, City Archivist

Edmonton has its share of characters, and many even have neighbourhoods named after them. The assumption might be that these historic figures were austere politicians or wealthy and powerful tycoons of industry. In the case of Donald Ross, that assumption would be false...

Want to know more? Read the rest of Donald's story
Public Visioning 
Wednesday, September 7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Edmonton Room,
Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

You are invited to come out and share what you know and what is important to you about the River Crossing area in a group workshop setting!
Take our survey to help us understand people’s interests and perspectives of the River Crossing area.
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