This year Canada celebrates the Sesquicentennial, or 150 anniversary! At the City of Edmonton Archives we're marking the occasion in a few different ways:
- 150 Questions contest
- Exhibit 1967: Edmonton and Canada's Centennial
- At the Prince of Wales Armouries
- Travelling to various City facilities
1927 celebration of Canada's Sixtieth Birthday in Victoria Park. One of many such celebration images in the Archives. Edmontonians love to mark anniversaries!
150 Questions Contest
Test your knowledge of Edmonton and Edmonton’s history (or learn something new) with our 150 multiple choice questions.
Sets of 10 questions will be released over 15 weeks starting on Friday March 17. The answers will be provided on the following Friday through, at the same time as the next batch of questions is released.
There are 15 weekly prize draws for a copy of Building a Legacy by former Historian Laureate Ken Tingley. The grand prize is a framed Archives' photograph: EA-160-1326 Edmonton Skyline 1939. Full contest information available in the contest rules.
EA-160-1326 Edmonton Skyline 1939 You could win a framed copy!
Questions will be released weekly and the answers the following week.
|March 17||Set 1: About Edmonton||n/a|
|March 24||Set 2: Teamwork||Set 1|
|March 31||Set 3: Arts & Culture||Set 2|
|April 7||Set 4: Transportation||Set 3|
|April 14||Set 5: Buildings||Set 4|
|April 21||Set 6: Education||Set 5|
|April 28||Set 7: Law & Order||Set 6|
|May 5||Set 8: Municipal Politics||Set 7|
|May 12||Set 9: Military||Set 8|
|May 19||Set 10: Sport & Leisure||Set 9|
|May 26||Set 11: Environment & Landmarks||Set 10|
|June 2||Set 12: City Growth||Set 11|
|June 9||Set 13: Communications||Set 12|
|June 16||Set 14: Industry||Set 13|
|June 23||Set 15: Events||Set 14|
|June 30||n/a||Set 15|
1967: Edmonton and Canada's Centennial
In 1967 Canada marked 100 years of Confederation, and Edmontonians dove headfirst into the celebrations. Parties were planned and monuments were built. This exhibit explores how the City, Province, and private individuals and organizations all came together to create projects that celebrated the anniversary and Edmonton’s place in Canada.
EA-408-21 Canada's Centennial - Birthday Cake July 1, 1967. This masterpiece was created by NAIT's culinary program.