Heritage Festival to highlight history of Crowsnest Pass

A whole slate of fun activities are set to take place at the Crowsnest Pass Open Doors and Heritage Festival from July 28th to August 1st. In past years the event has brought in over 9,000 people. With 40 activity events put on by over 30 partner organizations. The event celebrates the history of the pass and will showcase a play about the 100 year anniversary of a prohibition era lawman named Constable Stephen Lawson who was killed in a tragic shooting in downtown Coleman, Alberta.

“And the theme is Moonshine, Music and Mayhem. Which talks about that period of time. The prohibition, what was going on in conjunction with this 100th anniversary. Our launch event is actually a play by the Heritage Youth Theatre Company called Blood At The Barracks-A Courtroom Drama. Based on the stories told during that trial and particularaly from the perspective of the Constable Lawson’s daughter who witnessed the shooting.”

The Heritage Festival will also have local artists performing music, a fundraising gala to restore the Roxy Theatre and train rides in the town.

For a full list of activities during the festival you can visit https://cnpheritagefest.ca/

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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