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New Interpre-meme

More training tools for interpreters that go beyond a dry text-heavy document. Find the other Intrepre-Memes here and here.

30 minute exciting presentations for when you’ve only got a brief slot to fill

Don’t have time for a whole hour of history? Based on some specific requests, we have added two more 30 minute presentations to our menu. I suspect these will just whet your whistle for a longer talk, but sometimes you just need a few good stories! TOSS ‘EM INTO THE RIVER: Vigilantes in 19th CenturyContinue reading “30 minute exciting presentations for when you’ve only got a brief slot to fill”

Two new historical presentations

We’re very happy to announce a few new historical presentations available. A TALE OF TWO VANCOUVERS: 1846, BC, Washington, Oregon and the West That Wasn’t. Length: 1 hour.Recommended audience: 3-30 personsDelivered via: Zoom; Google Meets. Where does British Columbia’s name come from? How was Washington state nearly part of Confederation? What is the connection between one of Canada’s greatest blues-rock bands, anContinue reading “Two new historical presentations”

Edmonton City as Museum Project: New article on Louise Umphreville

North Wind co-founder Tom Long has a new article up for the Edmonton City as Museum Project. Click here for a full length article on Louise Umphreville, Edmonton’s forgotten Métis matriarch. If you are interested, check out our web-based presentation on Louise as an excellent accompaniment. In person, Tom tells the stories he has been givenContinue reading “Edmonton City as Museum Project: New article on Louise Umphreville”

Upcoming appearance: North Saskatchewan Heritage River Panel, April 7

Tom is joining a panel to discuss the heritage value of the North Saskatchewan River. North Wind feels honoured to join people we’ve looked up to for a long time, Paula Simons and Billie Milholland. Look forward to a story about the North Saskatchewan as the crossroads of the continent, and John Rowand’s race toContinue reading “Upcoming appearance: North Saskatchewan Heritage River Panel, April 7”

Interpre-Memes, Pt 2

More training tools for interpreters that go beyond a dry text-heavy document. Find the other Intrepre-Memes here. This is one is one of my favourites, even if it comes from the author of “White Man’s Burden”. The next was a recent discovery while reading Tolkien’s Letters. It is, I will admit, written a very OxfordContinue reading “Interpre-Memes, Pt 2”

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