120th Coal Creek Disaster Anniversary Event


Shortly before 7:30 PM on May 22nd 1902, the local community was devastated when a gas and coal dust explosion killed at least 128 men in the No. 2 and 3 mines of Coal Creek, BC.
At the time, the Coal Creek explosion of 1902 was the 2nd largest mine disaster in Canada and one of the largest in North America. To date, it remains as the second largest in BC, and third largest in Canada.
All are welcome to attend a free event commemorating this tragedy, to remember the lives lost and celebrate our community’s resiliency.

11AM: Guided Cemetery Tour at St Margaret’s Cemetery
NOON: Burger BBQ by donation, hosted by the Fernie Hotel & Pub
1PM: Historical Presentation by Mining Historian John Kinnear
1:30PM: Live Music from the Audielles
1:30PM: Children’s Activities & Meet the Barn Animals with the Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club & Coal Creek Heritage Society

Hosted by the Fernie & District Historical Society and Coal Creek Heritage Society, with the Fernie Hotel & Pub and Fernie Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club. Sponsored by Teck.

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