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. We greatly appreciate the support we have received for our Centennial events and activities.
May 31 & June 1: MCC Sale- Auction & Handmade Market
June 1 & 2: Demolition Derby & Mud Bog
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 the very first house erected in Coaldale was built in 1905 by Harry Suggitt, but it was actually located at the SE corner of Railway Street and 4th Ave (today SE corner of 17th St & 19th Ave)?
Suggitt’s second, more elegant farm home was actually built in 1908 on the north side of the railway tracks on his farm - correction to Fun Fact Week 26.
The original house was the only building to be seen between Lethbridge and Taber. Although it was built for his family, the main reason for the house was because Lethbridge businessmen had no faith in the Coaldale irrigated district and were dissuading people from settling here. The house enabled settlers to be kept on location until they had selected their land (Lethbridge Herald Oct 26, 1921). In 1921 Suggitt moved the house 2 miles south of town and in 1929, Pat McCann built a house on this plot of land.
Share your selfie. Our Owl is set up at 1611 19 Ave until Sept 23 and then he will be on the move again.