Only men allowed?

I’m a tree person, but staying close to the downtown core of Calgary, I can’t help notice some of the beautiful buildings. It might be a glistening highrise, but often the older preserved buildings catch my camera’s eye.

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I drove past the ranchmen’s club building a number of times, but this week had a chance to admire it on foot. From the horse rider motifs, I thought the structure might have had something to do with the rodeo, but discovered it was founded by seven ranchers as a private club over a hundred years ago.

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Ranchmen’s club building, SW Calgary

Today it’s not only open to men, in spite of the name, but professionals and business people also.