Centennial Events & Activities – Fun Facts

2019 – Coaldale Centennial

The Coaldale Centennial committee is planning a special year of activities in 2019.  We are looking for people with ideas and/or who would like to help with events. 

A Centennial book is being created, but we need your help.  We are looking for pictures of early Coaldale:  main street; community hall; scout hall; schools; old curling rink;  outdoor skating rink; old cars;  any pictures of Coaldale. 

If your family has been in Coaldale or surrounding area for 100 years or longer, we would like to hear from you.

Centennial Story Collection – Your Story is Our Story.  We are looking to create and share a collection of stories about life in Coaldale.  We invite you to share your story of joy, challenge, triumph or humor of living in Coaldale and surrounding area.  Your story will be added to a collection which will inspire reflection and serve as a lasting reminder of our shared history. Email your stories to coaldalecentennial@coaldale.ca

Follow our weekly Coaldale Fun Facts on social media and at coaldale.ca.  Find out where our Centennial Owl, Mr. Bogle, will be located that week and take a selfie with him.  Tag us with your selfie and be entered into a monthly draw for a plush centennial owl keepsake.

Coaldale Centennial Contest

Check back each week for a new Fun Fact and a new location to find our Centennial Owl. 

Week 10

Did you know that the R.I. Baker Middle School land was originally a park site?

In 1927 the Women’s Institute bought this parcel of land on the “southeast corner of the Village” and presented it to the Village to make it a park site for recreational purposes. Ball games, tennis, district fairs and school field days were held here. After WW II a large influx of people from Europe settled in Coaldale and the school population increased rapidly. The need for a new school was required. After serving many years as a recreational hub, the park site made way for the Baker school which opened in 1950.

Take a photo with our Centennial Owl, Mr. Bogle this week at the Northeast corner of the school property until March 25 when he will be on the move again. Share your selfies with #CoaldaleCentennial to enter our draw for a Centennial owl stuffie.

Share your selfie with #CoaldaleCentennial. All selfies shared in the month will be entered to win a Centennial Owl.


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