Congratulations to Christine Degagne, this year's lucky winner of the Coal Miner Days pin draw sponsored in part by Sparwood EKC. Enjoy your $1000 Christine!

NAPA Show and Shine

Sparwood Fire Department Emergency Awareness Day

Sparwood Knights of Columbus 12th Annual Soapbox Derby 2016

On June 12, 2016, the Sparwood Knights of Columbus hosted their 12th Annual Soapbox  Derby with 66 entries.  It was a great success due to our Soapbox Drivers and their Sponsors, and to volunteer help, support and contributions from various individuals, groups and businesses.  A very big thank you to Elk Valley Thrift Shop for their generous donation for this year’s trophies, and also Rayco Steel’s donation.  Volunteers included Cummins Creek Containers Mechanic tent and storage throughout the year, Finning Mechanics tent, Joey Deluca DJ Service, Intermountain Specialties, FR Rental, Sparwood Communications, Manitoulin Transport, Marg Gloeckler use of yard, Sparwood Ambulance, Coal Miner Days Committee and District of Sparwood.  Special thanks to the many individual non-Knights of Columbus helpers!

This event is special every year, because of the children who take part to make it a fun filled day for all.  It’s all about “Kids having fun.”

Top Driver and Sponsor Winners this year were:

1st place – Quinton Jeffery,  sponsor-Cheryl Jeffery (overall winner past three years)
2nd place – Dylan Rauser, sponsor-Finning (Canada)
3rd place – Colton Walsh, sponsor-Finning (Canada)
4th place – Eric Lynk,  sponsor- Equipment Sales & Service

Most Sportsman-like - Morgan House, sponsor- Crowsnest Properties & Dev.  
Best Car Design – Caleb Dyck (Bone Shaker), sponsor- Dyck Family
Best Paint Job – Sydney Galt (Demon cart), sponsor- Maxam Explosives
Best Costume – Emily Goosen(dressed as green Luigi), sponsor- Tronovus
Fastest Run of the Day – Cass Klapp, sponsor- Mountain Mechanical Services

Heat Trophy Winners were:

Adam Liebe - Dark Horse Power Systems  
Erick Fehr - Elk Valley Greenhouse & Landscaping
Vanessa Shinners - Fernie Ford Sales
Lane Ogden - Ghostrider Motor Sports    
Cass Klapp - Mountain Mechanical Services
Carson Tennant - Jessie Rambold

PIN number  541

5km Race Results
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ECKU Classic 5km & 8km Race


Coal Miner Days Society
Sparwood Remedy'sRx Pharmacy


Coal Miner Days Slow Pitch  Tourney

A Division
1st place Rebels
2nd place Southpaws
B Division
1st place Eh Team
2nd place Boozin Ballers

We would like to thank all the teams for coming:
Beer View Mirror, Hosers, Burnt Undeez, Sons of Pitches, Bad Beavers, Rebels, Marty Party, Honey Badgers, Pirates, Boozin Ballers, HustlA's, Sun Rays, Eh Team, No Glove No Love, Blackfoots, Southpaws, Just the Tip and ODB's
We would also like to thank Causeway Bay, Subway and Overwaitea for their generous donations for the Umps during the tournament.

Thanks to Sparwood Mixed Slow Pitch teams for there help with the tournament and beer gardens.

And a special huge thank you to Mike Jaegli and Jolene Delorme for all the extra help you did, and as well to the Eh Team crew that helped take down the beer gardens. Thank you so much to Dawn Weatherbee for all of your hard work and dedication to Coal Miner Days and Slow Pitch for your countless hours of organizing the Coal Miner Days Slow Pitch Tourney each year!!!

Big thank you to Barb Anderson (pictured with the Ghostrider's at the parade) who organized the Coal Miners Cup ball hockey tournament. Winners were Cobra Kai from Calgary with local team Jager Bombers being runners up after a very hard fought final.

On behalf of the Sparwood Skatepark, we would like to extend a huge Thank you to Sandor rental , for the Dunk Tank. Manitoulin Transport, for the pick up and delivery. Overwaitea Foods for the Lemonade & other contributions. Alpine Lumber for the wood , for our Lemonade stand!

Sparwood Fire Department for Filling the dunk Tank.

CMD society for letting us be a part of a Fantastic weekend. 

A huge thank you to the brave participants that went in the dunk tank, the Community for their continued support!!And further more, Thank you to Shannon, Joni, Suzanne Macnaughton Family & Cytko Family

The Sparwood Fire Department would like to congratulate Amy Rusnack, the grand prize winner in the Golf Ball Drop. Amy was presented with a cheque for $1000! Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

Ball Hockey

8km Race Results
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Second Weekend in June Every Year