In the Mood for Peace Now Available as a Free Download

In The Mood For Peace: The BookThe last copies of “In the Mood for Peace” have been donated to high schools, as well as being sent to the Canadian Landmine Foundation as a fundraiser for the anti landmine campaign.

I’m very content knowing the books will continue to tell these important stories.

The generosity that you all have given me, as well as others who also believe in these great Canadians spurs me to want to ensure the story is out there. It is in this spirit that I am offering the PDF eBook and Educators package as a free download.

This is the link to the FREE bookIn The Mood For Peace” in PDF format and also music from the CD “In Harms Way“. As well, there is a teaching guide included about the topics in the book. Excellent for teachers and leaders of Scouts, Guides, Cadets or anyone interested in our Canadian history.

In the Mood for Peace Package Download >>

Thank you all again.

Izzy Doll Knitters Tribute Concert: August 7, 2015

We are inviting anyone who has created an Izzy Doll or Izzy Comfort Doll to a Tribute Concert and Tea for OUR Izzy Doll Knitters in Calgary!

It is August 7, 2015, just prior to the Peacekeeper events August 9.

Shirley O’Connell, the current Izzy Doll Mama will be there as well as a few surprise guests.

If you know a knitter in Calgary ask them to email me for their invitation! for the details.

A special thanks to our sponsors for supporting this event:

  • SIMCO Management
  • Leigh Isfeld
  • Steve and Wanda Hogg
  • Michel Selim
  • Albert Sage

Forest Lawn in Story and Song: July 29, 2015

Presented by Historic Calgary Week

Join us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the artBOX (42 Street and 17 Ave SE, Calgary).

Music, stories and a photo gallery of Forest Lawn from 1900 to today by Phyllis Wheaton, Tom Poole and Craig James.

Special guest, Master Accordionist Jimmy Klippert of Harmony Lane Music and the Memory Lane Models.

Admission is FREE thanks to our sponsors:
Forest Lawn Community Association
Chinook Country Historical Society
The City of Calgary – I Love My Neighbourhood
The Calgary Foundation

For more information call 403-714-5405.


There Was No Battle Here Event: July 26 2015

Historic Calgary Week is presenting a Centennial event at Signal Hill Sunday July 26, 2015.

We are gathering people together to form a group to sing at the Stones of Signal Hill / Historic Calgary Week.
Male and female singers, kids; people of all ages are welcome to join this one-off chorus event where we will be singing one song together. Follow this event page for more information on practice times, music, etc.

Battalion Park, located on the hillside of Signal Hill, overlooks the Sarcee Nation. The area was a military reserve prior to World War I for the Canadian Forces. The hill features 20,000 stones hauled by soldiers and arranged to form four numbers (137, 113, 151 and 51). The numbers correspond to the four battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who trained in that area before leaving to fight in World War 1.

  • 51st Battalion represented the men from Edmonton
  • The number 151 was arranged by the men in training from the Red Deer area
  • 113 were the Lethbridge lads
  • The 137 Battalion were the men from Calgary and area.

This year will be the 100th anniversary of the stones, and you can be part of the ceremony!

Visit our Facebook event page here:

FREE Remembrance Day Concert

FREE Remembrance Day Concert
Sponsored by 17 Ave BRZ
Monday, November 11, 2013
TWO SHOWS 3 pm and 7 pm

You will hear the stories of the Stones of Signal Hill, and the Izzy Doll woven together with wonderful Harmonies, Picture Shows, Guitars and Banjo and more.
Stay and mingle afterward, cookies and coffee provided.

Izzy’s Troop: Phyllis Wheaton, Tom Poole´╗┐, Roberta Travis´╗┐, and Diana Slater

Free Remembrance Day Concert