Downtown Grande Prairie Presents

Memory Lane

A History of Downtown Grande Prairie from 1914 - 2014

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SPRA 1995.35.02 Grande Prairie Museum fonds

The Northern Winter Carnival was a major occasion in the 1920s. It was a three-day event which featured hockey, ice racing, a skating carnival, mixed comic hockey, a curling bonspiel, ski jumping, street events, continuous movie performances at the theatre, a musical concert, an oratorical competition, a local talent variety concert, evening dances, a Carnival Queen contest, a Grand Ball, and a Grand Carnival Parade, which met the incoming passenger train. This 1928 parade float carried the Carnival Queen down 100th Avenue. In the background is the Bank of Montreal and City Laundry.