Event Description

The War to End All Wars was over, and women had won the right to vote. We did it, we won, so let’s party! We often see the Roaring 20’s through an American lens – gangsters, speakeasies, shocking fashions, fast jazz, scandalous movie idols, relaxed morals, crazy stunters, a booming economy and shady stock deals – till it all came crashing down in 1929. But what were the 20’s like in Calgary? How loud was Calgary’s roar? In this newly updated presentation, historian, interpreter and renowned storyteller Doug Coats reveals just how the 1920s was experienced by Calgarians.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 12

Time: 7 pm

Price: Free

Location: Railway Orientation Centre (inside the Railway Café)

Photo credit: “8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta.”, 1921, (CU184083) by Unknown. Courtesy of Glenbow Library and Archives Collection, Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Collections, University of Calgary.