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Atlantic Canadians have become a very visible and important group within the cultural makeup of Alberta. Wilf Carter and Margaret Henderson are just two examples of the many who came from Atlantic Canada to Alberta where they have contributed greatly to their communities and the social makeup of their adoptive province. 

The legacy of Wilf Carter is not only cherished by Albertans and Atlantic Canadians, but by country music fans from around the world. Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter was born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia in 1904. When he arrived in Calgary in 1920, he intended to find work helping with the grain harvest but ended up as a ranch hand.  In the bunkhouses and camps he honed his singing, song writing and guitar playing, going on to become one of the legends of country music.  

In March, 1951, the Spirit River Signal carried a story about one of Spirit River's longest serving teachers, Margaret Henderson, who arrived in Western Canada from Prince Edward Island in 1903.  Ms. Henderson was not only one of the earliest Atlantic Canadian teachers to serve in Alberta, often in outlying communities, where she touched the lives of many members of the community, earning their respect and friendship through her hard work and dedication to learning.  

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