Chestermere: If you look straight west from Chestermere, off in the distance you can still see the Calgary Tower nestled in between the other towering high-rises in the core of the city on our doorstep. The Calgary Tower was in essence a birthday present for Canada’s Centennial.
Construction of the Calgary Tower (initially called the Husky Tower) began on February 19, 1967, and was completed just 15 months later. The column of the tower was built from an unprecedented continual pour of concrete which began May 15, 1967 and was completed 24 days later at an average growth of 25 feet (7.6 m) per day. Quite an accomplishment wouldn’t you say? Well some of you may remember the Husky Tower since its beginnings and the days leading up to the towers opening day, and in 1967 Canada was just 100 years old. Technology and innovation has come a long way since then and the masses of the population in Chestermere being under 25, have not seen it any other way.
The Canada Day celebrations on July 1st, 2012 at John Peake Park in Chestermere will give you a taste of what it was like back in the day, the old fashioned days of 1812. Come and celebrate Canada’s 145th Birthday and enjoy a griddle breakfast, wagon rides, traditional music of the day, old fashioned races and a variety of live entertainment at the Pavilion Stage from 10:30 and throughout the day. At 7:00 PM, leading up to the Movie in the Park, will be activities such as a bounce house, Wi Tent, magic show, face painting and of course Birthday Cake. The ever popular Fireworks will dazzle young and old and will begin at dusk, (10:30) followed by the Movie in the Park, this year showing LORAX.
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