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.
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: Settler Days
- 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
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.
- Centennial – Volunteer for our big year
- Coaldale Fun Fact Trail
- Centennial Story Collection – Your Story is Our Story
- Centennial Logo
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.
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.
Share your selfie. Our Owl is set up at 1802-20 Avenue until July 29 and then he will be on the move again.