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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
    • Online
    • At the Prince of Wales Armouries
    • Travelling to various City facilities

Keep an eye on this page as well as the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

EA-63-28 Canada's Sixtieth Birthday
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 Transforming Edmonton blog posts, at the same time as the next batch of questions is released.

Prize Draws

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
EA-160-1326 Edmonton Skyline 1939 You could win a framed copy!

Timeline

Questions will be released weekly and the answers the following week.

Date Questions Answers
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

Exhibit

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
EA-408-21 Canada's Centennial - Birthday Cake July 1, 1967. This masterpiece was created by NAIT's culinary program.

For More Information

City of Edmonton Archives

10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3Z9

Telephone

780-496-8711

Email cms.archives@edmonton.ca
Website http://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca

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