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19th Alberta Dragoons

  • EDM
  • Corporate body
  • 1908-1946

The 19th Alberta Dragoons was organized on February 1, 1908, originally named the 19th Alberta Mounted Rifles. It was renamed January 3, 1911. It saw service in World War, 1914-1918 with the 1st Division, Canadian Corps. It was not deployed overseas in World War, 1939-1945 and in 1946 was amalgamated with the Edmonton Fusiliers. It was placed on the supplementary order of battle in 1964 and is currently perpetuated by the South Alberta Light Horse.

51st Battalion Association

  • EDM
  • Corporate body
  • 1916-1975

Lt. Col. Reginald de Lotbinere Harwood, formerly of the 101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers), was authorised to raised the 51st Battalion (edmonton's Own) in December 1914. In November 1914 the battalion was the first unit to occupy the Prince of Wales Armoury in Edmonton. Sixteen of the commissioned officers had risen through the ranks of the Fusiliers and some were veterans of the Boer War. the 51st Battalion embarked from Halifax on April 1, 1916 aborad the SS Olympic. In Britain the battalion was posted to the 12th Infantry Brigade of the 4th Division being organized at Bramshott Camp, but it was broken up to provide reinforcements for units already in action. Ultimately the 51st Ballaion was perpetuated by The Edmonton Regiment (now the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, 3 Batt. P.P.C.L.I.).

Adam James Davidson

  • EDM
  • Person

Adam James Davidson was born in Galt, ON in 1864. He worked as a farmer and teamster in Ontario and became Superintendent of Public Works in Galt before moving to Edmonton, AB in 1912, after a brief period in Calgary AB. He operated a real estate firm in partnership with George D. Robertson, ca. 1912-1922 and operated a coal mine in the Beverly district, ca. 1918-1928. He began raising purebred Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle east of the Highlands district in Edmonton and was president of the Provincial Holstein Friesian Breeders' Association. He married Delle ?, ca. 1892 and they had five children. He died July 15, 1945.

Administrative Management Society Edmonton Chapter

  • EDM
  • Corporate body

The Administrative Management Society or AMS was founded in 1919 and originally called the National Association of Office Managers or NAOM. The name was changed in May 1929 to National Office Management Association or NOMA, with chapters in the USA, Canada and the West Indies. The aim is to provide education and networking opportunities for office managers. The Edmonton Chapter of NOMA petitioned for a charter February 28, 1949 and it was granted the next month. February 1, 1964 the name of NOMA was officially changed to Administrative Management Society.

Ainlay, Harry

  • EDM

Harry Ainlay was a high school teacher and principal in Edmonton, who served as alderman (1931-1935, 1941-1944) and Mayor (1945-1949). There is a composite High School named after him. He came to Alberta from Ontario in 1907 and came to Edmonton with his new wife, Edith Hamilton, in 1912. He worked initially in real estate, returned to University, graduating in 1920 and began teaching again. He was principal of Grandin School. He was a labour candidate and served on the local Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) executive. He was head of the Yellowhead Route Association during the 1940's and 1950's.

Alberta All Girls Drum and Bugle Band

  • EDM

The Alberta All Girls Drum and Bugle band was formed in 1970, under the direction of Robert Nagel. In 1972 the band performed at the Olympic Games in Munich, and assisted in Edmonton's bid to host the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Quickly gaining an international reputation the band performed in Ireland and Scotland in 1973 and were featured entertainers at the 1974 World Cup Soccer Championship in Munich, Germany.

Alberta Association of Registered Nursing Orderlies

  • EDM

The Alberta Association of Registered Nursing Orderlies received its charter in January 1962. Its aim has been to increase and promote the knowledge, skill, and proficiency of nursing orderlies in Alberta.

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