My fondest memories of growing up in Medicine Hat was the time our family lived on Riverside. These were my formative years (1950-1962) and I have vivid memories of spending the summers at the Heald pool and the winter months on the high board outdoor hockey rink with the “ancient” shack, where we would put on our skates and warm up after being out on the rink during the frigid winter temperatures. READ ON
Hi, Bill! Another great piece–very well written and informative! Regarding the latter, I was surprised to learn that my great-great grandfather, Edward MacKay, had six daughters, since I had read that he had five daughters the “Men in Red” were interested in. This discrepancy was solved when I read that one of his daughters died in 1867, which, of course, was before Fort Walsh was built.
Regarding my great grandfather, J.H.G. Bray (who married Jemima MacKay), I had known he was a member of the original group of Mounties that went west, but I recently found out that his registration number was “two”. I also didn’t know that he had belonged to a group called the “Shaganappi Club”–was this an early version of the Cypress Club? .