50th Anniversary Celebration

Montgomery celebrated 50 years since the founding of our community association in its current form (and 51 years as a part of Calgary) on the weekend of September 19-20, 2014, with a sold-out dinner dance and a sunny community festival.

The Bownesians kicked off the festival, which included both a classic car and art show.

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At the Heritage booth, we displayed older photos of Montgomery from its days as Shouldice Ranch, though its time as a stand-alone town and into its early years as a Calgary community.  And we tested people’s knowledge of local trivia.

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The “Taste of Montgomery” food court was a big, big hit.

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Lots of fun for kids at the festival, including a fantastic magician, the bouncy castle, a professional hula hooper who taught us some of her moves, face painting, and more.

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There was everything from a fantastic demonstration of First Nations ceremonial life to a massage booth.

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Peter and the Wolves played two great sets later in the afternoon.

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Former Councillor Dale Hodges, current Councillor Ward Sutherland and even Mayor Nenshi were there.

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And finally, we rolled up our tents after a fun day. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard to put it all together.