Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A Book Launch

You're Invited... 
To the Glenbow for refreshments and the launch of a comprehensive new history of Alberta’s oil sands
  •        September 11, 2017
  •        2-4 p.m.
  •        Glenbow Museum, 130 9 Ave. S.E., Calgary; T2G 0P3
Registered as a Canada 150 publication, this book tells the stories of the world’s second-largest petroleum resource, almost all of which exists within Alberta.

The many tales woven into the book speculate about the uses indigenous people had for this material. However, the known story doesn’t begin until the earliest Hudson’s Bay Company reports on bitumen, dated 1715.

The cover photo shows the Bitumount oil sands plant, which bravely tried to make an oil sands mine profitable during the Great Depression, when an international cartel kept oil prices artificially low. The focus of the author’s remarks will be the development of Canada’s largest petroleum company.

To whet your appetite, read petroleum historian Earle Gray’s foreword by clicking on this link. Don’t forget to whet your appetite at the September 11th book launch, too! If you will be joining us, please contact me personally at We don't want to run out of refreshments.

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.

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