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 complex known as Martens IGA Foodliner & Martens Hardware had its origin dating back to Dec 1, 1929?
Klaas Enns General Store was located at the front of present day Westland Insurance. Klass was a farmer from the Readymade area and had no knowledge of how to operate a store, so he hired John P. Martens as store manager. In 1932 the name was changed to Del Monte which means "the peak", "the top", "the apex". This was John's aspiration - to provide Coaldale with top notch service. In 1966, two new buildings were built and the business was divided into Martens Allied Hardware and Martens IGA Foodliner. Three generations of Martens shaped this iconic Coaldale business.
Share your selfie. Our Owl is set up at 1904 20 Ave until Oct 28 and then he will be on the move again.