Centennial Events & Activities

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2019 Coaldale Centennial Events & Activities

2019 – Coaldale Centennial

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

We appreciate the sponsorship support we have received for our Centennial events including our most recent Settler Days sponsors.

Settler Days sponsors

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

Events

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

Date & Details TBA: Great Coaldale History Race

December 27: Centennial Anniversary Family Party – Details TBA

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

The 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.

Community Foundation Grant presentation

Activities

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 28

Did you know that one of Coaldale's longest standing buildings was once occupied by Coaldale's founder and looks much the same today as it did when it was first built?

Now home to Sunny South News and North & Company LLP, this building has stood on main street since 1919. The building’s first tenant was Coaldale founder Harry Suggitt, who opened the Suggitt Land Agency and Insurance after operating out of the front room of his house for many years (Week 26 Fun Fact). In 1923, the Suggitt family moved into living quarters at the rear of the building and lived there until they left Coaldale in 1926. In 1936, Dr. Epp, Coaldale’s first doctor, opened a medical office in the building and operated out of the space until 1947. Doctors contracted by the Coaldale Mennonite Health Society continued to operate out of the building until the 1970s, and then the building continued to serve as a medical clinic under the Campbell Clinic until 1976.

SSN office in the early yearsLayout of Coaldale in earlier years

Share your selfie. Our Owl is set up at 1802-20 Avenue until July 29 and then he will be on the move again.

To check back on our previous Centennial Fun Facts ARCHIVE

Check out our Monthly Centennial Selfie Winners