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Posted: May 12, 2016

Sparwood turns 50

For the average person, the 50th birthday is a landmark event – a milestone and, for some, a transition zone.

For a municipality, 50 years is just getting started, as District of Sparwood Mayor Cal McDougall stated during a community celebration in Titan Park this afternoon.

All the school children in Sparwood, several hundred residents in total, gathered to mark the district’s 50th anniversary, forming a giant 50 in front of the Titan truck for an aerial photograph.

Despite the day being cool and extremely soggy, spirits were not dampened as many availed themselves to the available barbecue and cake.

Above video is of Mayor McDougall addressing the crowd May 12.

Lead image: Sparwood residents peer up into a steady drizzle for a huge aerial community photo to mark the town’s 50th anniversary.

Ian Cobb/e-KNOW images

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