Centennial Events & Activities

2019 – Coaldale Centennial

The Coaldale Centennial committee is planning a special year of activities in 2019. 

Check back often for Events & Activities throughout 2019 as details roll out.


May 31 & June 1: MCC Sale- Auction & Handmade Market

June 1 & 2: Demolition Derby & Mud Bog

July 5, 6 & 7: Settler Days

July 6: Centennial Talent Show

August 3 & 4: Centennial Homecoming

September 27 & 28: Centennial Community Mosaic Mural – Details TBA

Date & Details TBA: Great Coaldale History Race

October 25: Pumpkins in the Park

November 22: Country Christmas Night of Lights

Opening Night November 23: Country Christmas Light Festival

December 27: Centennial Anniversary Family Party – Details TBA


Centennial – Volunteer for our big year

Coaldale Fun Fact Trail

Centennial Story Collection – Your Story is Our Story

Centennial Logo

Centennial Book

Sponsors, Donors & Supporters

We greatly appreciate the support we have received for our Centennial events and activities. 

Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is sponsoring the Community Mural Mosaic


Arlene Parkinson, left, presents Cindy Hoffman, Coaldale Community Services Manager, with a Community Foundation Grant for $5,000 to be used for the Centennial Community Mosaic Mural.

Kinsmen Club of Coaldale

The Kinsmen Club of Coaldale presents a cheque for $5,000 to Cindy Hoffman, Community Services Manager. The funds will be used to support Centennial events in our community.








CSN Kustom & Coaldale Food Market – sponsoring July 7 BBQ Brunch

Telus – sponsoring Double Feature Movie Night on July 5 – $500

Western Tractor – sponsoring the Settler Days kick-off BBQ on July 5

DH Fencing – sponsoring the fencing for the weekend.

Canastone – sponsoring the dance floor in the Kinsmen Family Lounge

ITB – $500 towards design and manufacture of Centennial Float

Prairie Sky RV – providing RV for Information Booth

Coaldale Centennial Selfie Contest

Check back each week for a new Fun Fact and a new location to find our Centennial Owl. Find Mr. Bogle, take a selfie with him, tag us with #CoaldaleCentennial and share it on social media to be entered into our monthly draw for a plush Centennial Owl keepsake.

Week 22

Did you know that in 1857, the Coaldale area was deemed unsuitable for agriculture? 

Today we know that this was incorrect. The only ingredient missing for making this area the “greatest wheat producing land in the world” was water. In 1905 Elliot T. Galt’s irrigation project brought water to Coaldale. “Coaldale and irrigation are synonymous”. Irrigation was here before Coaldale. Like all towns back in the day, agriculture drove the economy, however, Coaldale was unique. It was actually the centre of the pioneer irrigation project in the Dominion of Canada. Irrigation brought settlers and settlers made Coaldale. The Coaldale lateral, one of six main irrigation ditches in east Lethbridge County, is what is in front of you. It has been here since 1905.

Share your selfie #CoaldaleCentennial. Our Owl is set up at the corner of 17 Street and 24 Avenue along the canal until June 16 and then he will be on the move again.

To check back on our previous Centennial Fun Facts please visit our archive page by CLICKING HERE

CLICK HERE to check out our Monthly Centennial Selfie Winners