The Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier and the Mount Revelstoke Community Centennial Committee, are holding a celebration to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Mount Revelstoke Auto Road.
Called 100 Years of Mile Zero – The Beginning of Our Park’s Story, the celebration is to be held on Saturday, August 25, at the golf club’s Eatery on the Green at 2:30 pm.
“This is an exciting time for the community of Revelstoke as 100 years ago on August 21, 1912, the first post was unveiled and construction would begin for the Mount Revelstoke Auto Road and two years later Mount Revelstoke would become a National Park of Canada,” said Neills Kristensen, spokesman for the committee and the Friends. “This post is very significant as the community asked to have this road created; as well it was the corner stone that would help make Mount Revelstoke become a National Park. Many years later other posts would be unveiled by the Royal Family as they visited Revelstoke.”
One of the highlights of the event will be the unveiling of the centennial logo created by Rob Buchanan.
The Mount Revelstoke Community Centennial Committee which is made up of 21 different organizations has already started to plan many great events in 2014 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Mount Revelstoke National Park.
There will be many activities at the event including high tea, historical presentation, photos of the auto road throughout the years, speeches, unveiling of the centennial logo and a photo opportunity at Mile Zero with a vintage car. Tickets are $15 and include sandwiches, sweets, beverages and other goodies. Any profit collected will go towards events happening in 2014. To purchase your tickets please contact the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier office at 250-837-2010. Space is limited.