OLDE TOWNE BEVERLY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

INCORPORATED JUNE 30, 2005

Beverly

CENTENNIAL PROGRAMS AND CELEBRATIONS

Beverly is 100 years old in 2014! Throughout the year, the community will be hosting events to celebrate the centennial. We are inviting old timers, newcomers and visitors from all over Edmonton and the world to celebrate with us. Check out the the events below and plan to attend. Please add your Beverly celebration to our calendar. Email us here for more information.

Put a Beverly Centennial Decal on the window of you home, business or car! They show your support and pride in the communities of Beverly. They are “static” decals and adhere to your window without glue. Press your decal to the inside of your window and just peel it off when the celebrations are over. Pick up a decal at the Beverly Business Association office (4014-118 Ave.) while quantities last or call 780-413-6244 to reserve a decal.

44TH ANNUAL BEVERLY HEIGHTS VARIETY SHOW

Performances every Friday and Saturday from February 21st until March 29th 2014

The Beverly Heights Variety Show was started in 1971 to raise funds supporting the Beverly Heights Community League. We continue on this tradition and have become a long standing tradition in Edmonton. Read here why it’s so popular and see what’s playing this year!

MINE MARKERS

Beverly was a town that sat on large seams of coal and many early settlers came to work in the coal mines. As a centennial legacy project, the Olde Towne Beverly Historical Society is working to plaque  four mine sites.

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MURALS

The murals in Beverly celebrate the community and its past. Included are the pioneer families, merchants, landmarks and activities. Some murals are in place while others will be a part of the centennial legacy. Beverly has a number of murals in place and even more planned for the Centennial. These murals depict life in the Town of Beverly.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Olde Towne Beverly Historical Society has worked with teachers and schools in the Beverly area to deliver interesting and meaningful classroom presentations, walking and wagon tours and outdoor events that connect students with their neighbourhood and with the roots of the community in which they live. E-mail us if you are interested in volunteering for the school programs

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Beverly Cenotaph (40th St and 118 Ave) November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day is celebrated at Alberta’s oldest cenotaph every November 11th. The morning starts with a service at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church (11905-47 Street) beginning at 9:30 AM. A parade assembles in front of the church at 10:20 AM and arrives at the cenotaph at 10:50 AM. The national anthem begins the ceremonies at 10:56 AM.

“HOME TO BEVERLY” CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS: August 23 and 24, 2014

Invite everyone to the Beverly Homecoming Weekend on August 23 and 24th. Mark your calendar!

Get invitations out to friends and family who live in other parts of Edmonton or somewhere else in the world. Bring people home! Everyone is welcome, residents and visitors alike.

 Volunteers are needed. Please apply HERE.  August 23      August 24


SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014

PARADE – Walk, drive, pull or push. Nothing is too small or too large. Represent your organization, your band, a dance group, your business or even your family. Plan to have fun. Forms are on the web site or may be picked up from the Beverly BRZ office at 4014-118 Avenue. Download the parade map from here.

STREET CONCERT – until 10:00 PM - A big stage will be set up on 118 Avenue at 39 Street. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day! Bands Confirmed! More to come.

Captain Tractor     Ann Vriend     Boogie Patrol     The Awesomehots     White Lightening

CULTURAL PERFORMANCES – Indigenous dance; square dancing, clogging, and round dance displays, and belly dancing are just some of the local cultural performances to be held right on 118 Ave. After the parade.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014

COMMUNITY PICNIC - On Sunday, the 24th, we’re all going to Rundle Park for a BIG family picnic. Food and games for children, adults and seniors will be organized. Eat, catch up with friends, get in on the old style games (sack and three legged races are examples), slow pitch, disc golf, horseshoes, soccer for kids, volleyball and more. Food and games are free! Follow us on this web site or Facebook (Beverly Centennial) for updates and transportation options.

CENTENNIAL K-DAYS PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The annual Breakfast will have a historic theme this year. Join us for pancakes and sausage from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM,  ½ block south of 118 Avenue at 40 Street.

ANNUAL HISTORIC TOUR CARRIAGE RIDES: July 8 and 9, 2014

Take a tour of Beverly and find the points of interest, both past and present.

For July 8 Tours: meet at 40 St., south of 118 Ave. - Three tours starting at 5:00 pm (north tour); 6:00 pm (south tour); 7:00 pm (north tour)

For July 9 Tours: meet at 40 St., south of 118 Ave. - Three tours starting at 5:00 pm (south tour); 6:00 pm (north tour); 7:00 pm (south tour)

Call Cornell at 780-413-6244 for reservations. TOURS ARE FREE OF CHARGE

BEVERLY CENTENNIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: June 20, 2014

The annual golf tournament will acknowledge Beverly’s birthday in 2014. For more information, call the Beverly Business Association at 780-413-6244 or e-mail beverlybrz@telus.net.

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC LEGENDS: Friday, June 6, 2014

At the Beverly Heights Community League Hall. Tickets are NOW on sale! Call Cornel at 780-413-6244 or pickup tickets at the Beverly Business Association office, 4014-118 Avenue during business hours. Pick up on evenings and weekends can be arranged.

BEVERLY FARMERS MARKET BOOTH: Tuesdays, May 13 to September 30, 2014

Drop in at the Beverly Farmers Market and meet our volunteers. If you are looking for a Beverly history book, information about the community or a way to get involved, stop by and chat. Check out this wonderful recollection of a trip to the local Farmer’s Market!

BEVERLY BEGINNINGS / Launch of the Giants Mural: May 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on May 1 at 10:00 AM to launch the newest Giants Mural. Beverly Beginnings tells the story of early Beverly along 70 ft. Of vignettes painted by artist Kris Friesen. The east wall of Pioneer  Jewellery and Loan (39 Street and 118 Avenue)will host this latest addition to the Beverly mural collection.

CENTENNIAL CALENDAR

Available in most Beverly businesses in MAY, 2014, this calendar will become a collector’s item. Photos of Beverly throughout the years and the events listings make this a pictorial walk down memory lane, and an invitation to participate in the celebrations.

The calendars are free but quantities are limited.

BEACON HEIGHTS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE March 6, 2014

Open House and Welcome to Alumni Students and Teachers of Beacon Heights Elementary School. For more information, call (780) 479-4038

BEVERLY HISTORY  INTERPRETIVE CENTRE (10906 - 40 STREET)

Newly painted and stocked with artifacts from an earlier era, the Beverly History Interpretive Centre offers visitors an opportunity to explore and live some of the day to day experiences of Beverly residents from the 1930s and earlier. The tools and room displays come with stories about life without plug-Ins.    To read more…

The Beverly History Interpretive Centre is open to the public on Friday, April 25 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

JANE’S WALK

Beacon Heights CL on Saturday, May 3. Meet at Jubilee Park (10:30 am) to take a walk and hear the stories of Beacon Heights

MOTHER’S DAY SOCIAL on Sunday, May 4 (1 - 4 pm) Beacon Heights CL Hall

WECAN COOPERATIVE OPEN HOUSE:  June 18 2014  /  1 to 4 pm

#240 , 3210-118 Avenue, Abbottsfield Mall

Celebrating our Clients and Partners |  Celebrating Wecan Co-op 24 years in the community

“In partnership with Beverly’s 100th birthday”