Centennial Committee

Did You Know ... Planning has begun for the Town’s 2011 Centennial celebrations. A committee is forming and community input is encouraged. 

Town plans to celebrate Centennial in style


Planning has begun for Town of Athabasca 2011 Centennial celebrations.

Town Councillors Paula Evans and John Traynor have formed a committee to help lead the community through the planning stages. Participation on the committee and further ideas and recommendations from town residents are being encouraged.

“The purpose of the committee is to plan some Centennial celebrations with the community,” confirms Paula. “John and I will need a much larger committee to do this.”

The councillors are starting their research and a list of possible events and dates has already begun to develop. Nothing will be determined conclusively until more members of the community are involved in the process.

“I talked to people who were involved in the 75th Anniversary,” says Paula, “and got some information and ideas – we have many suggestions.”

Since the year 2011 represents another significant milestone for Athabasca, she hopes that planning for the event will be met with community-wide enthusiasm. Given the Town’s history, an interesting range of Centennial projects, event themes and activities are possible if groups or individuals are interested in pursuing them.

“It’s a whole hundred years. We could almost do different decades of celebrations,” Paula suggests.

A few ideas to be considered include:

-          History book update

-          History CD

-          Recognition of past mayors, notable residents

-          Themed entertainment

-          Parade

Even though 2011 is a couple of years away, planning for the Centennial event must begin now. Paula encourages interested residents to contact either her or John through the Town office at 780-675-2063, or by email:

Paula Evans - evans866@telus.net

John Traynor - jtaspenv@telus.net

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