|North Battleford Plans Centennial Celebrations|
|Written by Carol Thomson|
|Monday, 13 August 2012 16:42|
2013 is a significant year in North Battleford's history.
It will be the 100th anniversary for the province's 5th city.
To celebrate, there are seven community events throughout the year, with the possibility of more to follow.
Tammy Donahue-Buziak, Planning Committee Chair, says they will kick off the year on December 31st with a Family FunDay and New Year's Eve party.
Also on the schedule, is a winter carnival in February, a centennial tea in March, and on the official date of the North Battleford becoming a city, May 1st, is a birthday party at Central Park.
Donahue-Buziak says North Battleford was originally a wintering post for the Hudson's Bay Company in the late 1800's, but it really came into its own in 1905 when the then Canadian Northern Railway decided that the rail line coming west would be on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River, across from the community of Battleford.
The new settlement went from village to town in a matter of months, and then became a city on May 1st, 1913.