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Mewata Armoury

Mewata Armoury

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Mewata Armoury

mewatamain.jpgThe Armoury is located at 801 11 th Street S.W.

 

 

The Calgary Public Library has a bio of the building itself ... excerpt from the Library page: "Mewata is a Cree word meaning 'O Be Joyful', ...declared a Provincial Historic Resource November 11, 1979..... declared National Historic Site May 11, 1991..."

More about the Regimental Monument can be found on the CalgaryHighlanders website.

 

 

 

 

mewataplaque.jpgTo the left is a photo of the plaque that stands near the front entrance to the Armoury.  Inscription on the plaque is as follows: "The scale and bold design of the Mewata Armoury exemplify the wave of national pride that greeted Canada's strong performance in the South African War. In western Canada this military enthusiasm led to a dramatic increase in militia enrolment and resulted in the construction of new drill halls and armouries on an unprecedented scale. Mewata Armoury, one of the largest and most fully equipped of its type, was built in 1917-1918. For many years it has been home to the King's Own Calgary Regiment and the Calgary Highlanders, both of which were established in 1910."mewata_tank.jpg