Clive’s centennial “amazing”

Jennifer Chernishenko
ECA Review Reporter

The Village of Clive spent four days celebrating its 100th birthday on August 3 – 6.
Friday evening saw the beginning of the events with registration, historical displays, the Cow Patti Theatre Children’s Production, a wine and cheese reception and the opening ceremonies.  On Saturday morning there was a pancake breakfast and a parade on Main Street to kick off the rest of the day’s activities. Chairperson of the centennial committee, Lori Oatway said the “parade was pretty amazing” and “took nearly an hour” with lots of horses, RCMP and other entries.

In the school were displays, the quilt and craft show and a silent auction and the 4-H robotics demonstration. In the school was the vintage car and equipment show. In Centennial Park there was a mini carnival and minor ball.
For supper, Clive Minor Hockey hosted the family dinner with about 400 people in the arena which was followed by a family dance. Also that night was an old time dance for adults in the hall with Band 5+1. Oatway noted that both of the dances were well attended.
Sunday had even more for people to participate in. Again there was a breakfast, but this one was followed by an outdoor church service at Centennial Park and lunch at the arena.
After that people could view displays and tour Clive. Family Bingo was then held in the hall and fireworks ended the day with a wonderful half show that lasted about 30 minutes.
On Monday morning there was a pancake brunch in the hall which was the last centennial event before everyone had to say their farewells and conclude Clive’s 100th birthday party.

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