Kurt Seel passed away

SEEL, Kurt Eugen

September 25, 1929 – Hamburg, Germany

March 23, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

The passionate heart of a lifelong advocate for the wilderness and Parks Canada, came to rest peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 87 years. Continue reading


Farewell party for Jim & Vera Sime, Field, B.C., February 1958.

Back row:  Irene Brook, Vera Sime, Mae & Jock Tocker, Mabel Henderson Marlene Maki.

2nd row:  Bill Henderson, Slim Haugen, Jean MacDonald.

Front row:  Mabel Henderson’s sister, Jimmie Sime, Glen Brook, Jimmy MacDonald, Malcom & Marg McNab, Bill Hollingsworth.

The photo was taken in the home of Jock & Mae Tocker.

Thanks to Alex Brook for providing this photo and permitting us to post it on our website.

Sundown Slim by Randy Nagel and Stewart MacDougall

Slim Haugen Managed  the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch from 1969 to 1982.  He was a well liked cowboy who was well respected by everyone.

I received this note from Randy Nagel today.  Randy says, “The sound track is different now than the original one anyway, so I’m sending you an update for the 100th anniversary.  The song was played live and in concert at Festival Place in Edmonton by my co-writer Stewart MacDougall and 4 other Ian Tyson alumni musicians… almost as good as it can get, except for having Ian there himself.”

This is a beautiful song.  Enjoy.

Here is the link on YouTube.