Incorporated as a municipality 1921, the Town of Eckville is gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021.
Town Council has begun discussions on ways to celebrate its centennial including commissioning a local committee to prepare the town for the milestone event.
The committee will look at a number of ways in which to mark the anniversary including the continuation of the beautification project begun a year ago.
The beautification project, which included new picnic tables strategically placed throughout the town, will also expand the walking path system.
Currently ending behind McDonald Heights, the Town would like to see the paths continue on to the new dog park, and further north.
Eventually, the walking paths will connect all the green spaces throughout the town including connecting Millennium Park to the monument at the end of Main Street.
As most of the centennial events will revolve around main street, specifically the two block radius incorporating 50 Avenue to 52 Avenue, the Town is considering sprucing up Main Street with better lighting and more greenery.
There is also an initiative to rebuild the time capsule monument as it has deteriorated quite badly. The time capsule monument was initially build for the town’s 75th anniversary and is located at the end of Main Street.
No official dignitaries have been confirmed for the centennial celebration but invitations are pending.