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.

Events

June 1 & 2: Demolition Derby & Mud Bog

July 5 & 6: Settler Days

August 3 & 4: Centennial Homecoming

Date TBA: Centennial Community Mosaic Mural

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

Activities

Centennial – Volunteer for our big year

Coaldale Fun Fact Trail

Centennial Story Collection – Your Story is Our Story

Centennial Logo

Centennial Book

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 15

Did you know that Coaldale had an award-winning cheese factory?

In 1931, the price of grain and feed was very low and pasture was abundant so dairy products were widely available. By 1937, a group of Mennonite farmers decided that Coaldale would be home to a cheese factory, allowing local farmers to sell their milk. In Feb. 1938, John Mader was hired as the first cheesemaker. Henry Nikkel also served as cheesemaker until opening Economy Corner in 1949. The Cheese Factory operated successfully, making some of the best cheese in Alberta, from 1938-1972 when it was sold to the Alpha Milk Company of Red Deer.

Take a photo with our Centennial Owl, Mr. Bogle this week at 1702- 18 Avenue until April 29 when he will be on the move again.

 


 

 

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


 

January, February & March Winners

Hailey & Jaxon Smelt claimed the Centennial stuffie for January.

Mikko Badiuk won the Centennial stuffie for February.

Gracyn Vandyk took home the March Centennial Owl stuffie for participating in our selfie contest.