Tuesday, June 22, 2010  
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Quote of the Week
“We’ll be doing something extra this year, but we’re not telling you what.”
- Jamie Margetak  
- on this year’s   
Thunder in the Valley   

 

 
Canada Day, July 1, is one of the year's most important national holidays, celebrating our country, its origin, and the people who live here. In the Crowsnest Pass, this holiday is always celebrated with style, and again this year the Coleman Community Society is partnering with the Royal Canadian Legion #9 in Coleman, the Municipality, and Canadian Heritage to host Canada Day activities in Coleman.
This year's celebration takes on a special note, as it is not only Canada's birthday, but the 100th anniversary of Coleman being officially incorporated as a town. Though Coleman became a community in 1904, its incorporation in 1910 was a big event in Coleman's history. Now a part of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, Coleman continues to celebrate and appreciate its great history.
The Coleman Community Society has chosen this 100th anniversary as the theme of the Canada Day parade, and invite everyone taking part in the parade to help celebrate this theme. Whether you enter with a float, a horse, a bike, a car, or simply with your own two feet, you can help take part in this special recognition of Coleman's history. Cash prizes are available in several categories for the best entrants.
The year 1910 was significant in another way as well. This was the year that A.C. Flumerfelt donated the land that was developed into Flumerfelt Park, which has been a centre of activity for Coleman throughout the last century and is still going strong.
 
The Canada Day celebrations kick off from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., with a pancake breakfast at the Coleman Legion. The annual parade will begin at 11:00 a.m., and those taking part are asked to assemble at Horace Allen School at 10:00 a.m. for judging and organization.
The parade will follow its established route, beneath Highway 3, past the museum, west for two blocks on 18th Avenue and then looping past Carpenter's Woodworking to return east along 17th Avenue to the Coleman Legion, where a flag raising ceremony will follow at noon.
Afterward, the Legion will host a barbecue, a bocce tournament, and a beer garden, accompanied by entertainment throughout the day. At Flumerfelt Park, kids can enjoy the Astro Jump from noon to 4:00 p.m., and the water park will be running all day. There will be games set up, face painting, entertainment, and a concession stand.
To celebrate all of the special events taking place, the Coleman Community Society will cut three different cakes –– one for Canada, one for Coleman, and one for Flumerfelt Park.
For more information or for parade entry forms, contact Jane Ann at 403-563-5408, or Francine at 403-563-3458.
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