On behalf of the citizens and Council, I am honoured to welcome you to the Town of Coalhurst. Founded in 1913, Coalhurst has a rich history on the prairies of Alberta as a town that was built on diverse cultures; a community that thrived despite disaster; and as a municipality committed to the growth and development of its people.
Having celebrated our 100th anniversary as a municipality in Alberta in 2013, we seek to remember our past with reverence and appreciation for the miners and pioneers that invested and founded this Town. Take a walk around the town and read about our Coalhurst history – the mine disaster, the Rahovie House, churches and train station all have significance as to where we are today. It is through the vision and sacrifice of these original settlers that we continue to grow and flourish.
Coalhurst is a model of small town rural living, where you can get to know your neighbours, contribute your skills to volunteer and benefit from the rewards of hospitality and community. There are countless opportunities for new comers (as well as seasoned Coalhurstians) to explore and get involved. Whether you chose to help or to be an active participant, there are a range of activities and clubs from the Volunteer Fire Department, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #273 to the Coalhurst 55+ Club to join.
Coalhurst is a community for families, boasting two top ranked schools in Alberta – Coalhurst Elementary School and Coalhurst High School – excellent educational services just blocks from home. Sports and seasonal activities for children and youth remain an important aspect of our daily lives with the Coulee Kickers Soccer Club, local high school basketball and volleyball teams. Other activities include the YWCA Neighbourhood Play Program, Coalhurst Youth Group and our social and recreational annual festivities of Family Day, Canada Day, Miners Days and the Family Fun Run.
Above everything else, this is a community where every person can belong. So come out and meet your neighbours, explore our history, parks and schools and enjoy the small town life of Coalhurst!
Dennis F. Cassie,
Mayor of Coalhurst