An archival photo of the first post of the Mount Revelstoke Auto Road.

Celebrate Revelstoke Auto Road’s 100th

Mount Revelstoke Community Centennial Committee gearing up for 2014 centennial

Revelstoke is gearing up for the 100th anniversary of Mount Revelstoke National Park in 2014, starting with an Aug. 25 event commemorating 100 years of the Mount Revelstoke Auto Road.

The ceremony at the Revelstoke Golf Club marks 100 years since Aug. 21, 1912 when the Mile Zero post for the Mount Revelstoke Auto Road was unveiled. Two years later, Mount Revelstoke became a National Park of Canada.

“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,” said Neills Kristensen, executive director of Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier.

“Many years later other posts would be unveiled by the Royal Family as they visited Revelstoke,” he said.

The Friends are hosting the Aug. 25 event along with the Mount Revelstoke Community Centennial Committee, a collection of 21 different organizations that are planning for the 2014 centennial.

A new Centennial Logo designed by Rob Buchanan will be unveiled at the Aug. 25 event. The logo was designed with the help of community feedback and focus groups.

Activities at the Eatery on the Green will include tea, a historical presentation, photos, speeches, food and drinks and your chance to have a photo taken at Mile Zero with a vintage car.

Tickets ($15) are available at the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier office.

 

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