October 22, 2019
- October 22, 2019
7:30 pm

Event Details

Melanie Moore, Highlands Historical Society

In 1885 James Bond Steele left the safety of his teaching position in Orillia, Ontario and followed his older brothers, Sam (founder of the renowned Steele’s Scouts), Richard and Godfrey to the wild west…the Canadian Northwest Territories. James recorded his experiences in several diaries. From these entries we glean much of what life was like for the early Edmonton settlers during and following the North-West Rebellion/North-West Resistance of 1885: their fears, feuds and frustrations. Join Melanie Moore and members of the Highlands Historical Society as we read excerpts from his published diaries, interspersed with lively interpretation, interaction and pictures.

Free presentation – donations accepted

Location & Contact Information




Old Timers Cabin


9430 – 99 Street (Scona Road) NW