Giorgio Pocaterra credits the lure of the "wild
west" as his reason for coming to Canada, particularly
the Kananaskis region in the foothills of the Rocky
The Wild Wild West
Giorgio Pocaterra, "the white man who
is not afraid of anything", describes his first
encounter, and the life-long relationship he developed, with
The relationship between area ranchers and
the Stoney Indians was not the same as had developed between
George and the Stoneys.
A Stoney Relationship
George Pocaterra describes the honour
bestowed upon him when he was riding in a pack train with
the Stoney Indians.
Leader of the Pack
Mrs. Norma Pocaterra relates an incident of
a "Wild West" nature which involved George, a
colourful character known as "Arizona" Frank, and
the town bully.
One evening before a performance in the days of Norma's opera
career in Italy, a rather awkward situation developed. Hear
how the incident was ingenuously resolved!
No Room at the Opera
Georgio Pocaterra has left a lasting legacy in the province of
Alberta. Norma Pocaterra relates how this came to be.
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