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.
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.
The “Taste of Montgomery” food court was a big, big hit.
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.
There was everything from a fantastic demonstration of First Nations ceremonial life to a massage booth.
Peter and the Wolves played two great sets later in the afternoon.
Former Councillor Dale Hodges, current Councillor Ward Sutherland and even Mayor Nenshi were there.
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.