Cardston's annual heritage days follows a very similar schedule each year. Last year's Schedule is provided below for reference, schedule of events may change, but some events like pancake breakfasts, parade, and fireworks are at the same time each year.
7 AM - 9:00 AM
Pancake Breakfast: Outpost Motel.
Cowboy Challenge: Agridome Building;
7 AM - 9:00 AM
Pancake Breakfast: Legacy Funeral Home
Cardston-Kainai Pow Wow First Grand Entry: Lions Park.
Cardston-Kainai Pow Wow Second Grand Entry: Lions Park;
Pet Show: Agridome Building; Registration at 6:30 PM
Free admission and entry; Prizes awarded
7 AM to 9:30 AM
Pancake Breakfast: Extra Foods
Stock Dog Trials: Agridome Southeast Field; $110/2 runs; Prizes; Free admission
11 AM - 2:30 PM
Summer Market: Ice Arena.
Heavy Horse Pull Competition: Agridome North Field, Free admission.
7 AM - 9:30 AM
Carriage Lane Market
Family Ball Tournaments, various fields.
Ranchers Rodeo: Agridome Building.
Family Ball Tournaments, all day, various fields
7 AM - 9:30 AM
Lions Club at 3rd Ave and Main.
10:00 AM - Parade!
(Judging at 9AM around Town Square)
Noon - 6:00PM
Free Hot Dogs & Hamburgers: Outpost Motel.
Mud Bog*: Agridome Southeast Field
Sheep Riding: Agridome Building
Chinook Rodeo & Ranch Rodeo Final: Agridome Building.
10:30 PM - Fireworks!
Friday August 18th
Races Start at 6:00 p.m. Cowboy social, including refreshments and music in the Museum Foyer to follow. (Included in admission to the event.)
Saturday August 19th
Events start at 9:00 a.m.
Free Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Races at 1:00 p.m.
Family $15.00 (Adult plus children 17 and under)
Adult $5.00 (18 and over)
Youth $3.00 (17 and Younger)
(Event tickets are not an admission to the Museum)
(July 27th, 2017)
Due to a lack of interest, the Cardston Family Fun Run has been canceled. Refunds will be mailed to everyone who registered for this family event. We thank everyone who showed their support for this event, and hopefully look forward to hosting a successful fun run next year.
Visit this link for registration information: www.cardston.ca/cardston-fun-run
Muddy Warrior will cover a 5 km route of trails, mud, water obstacles, and other barriers that racers will maneuver over, under, around and through to cross the finish line. Set up to accommodate people of all abilities, Muddy Warrior 5K Obstacle Race offers challenges suitable for all participants from ages 14 and older. Elite racers, who compete in races like these across North America, will be able to finish the course as quickly as 30 minutes, while other racers may take up to two hours to complete the course. All racers are sure to have a ridiculously good time and everyone who finishes will receive a Muddy Warrior official t-shirt and medal to wear with pride. Check out our website's FAQ's to answer any questions or to contact us! Visit us at www.muddywarrior.com.
Cardston's Party in the Park this year will be held at the Remmington Carriage Museum and will kick off at 1:00pm with a celebration of a brand new display!
CSL Ford Sales, will be hosting the innovative Drive 4 UR Community: an event created to raise funds for the Cardston Agricultural Society. This club is dedicated to providing a centre, the Cardston Agridome, for the community to host recreational and agricultural events. Donations raised will go specifically to its annual heritage celebrations.
For every person* who test drives a Ford vehicle at the Cardston Agridome, Ford of Canada will donate $20 towards Cardston’s Annual Heritage Celebrations– up to a maximum of $6,000.
Ford of Canada and its dealerships have been supporting local communities with the Drive 4 UR program since 2010, generating more than $8 million in donations for schools and local community charities across Canada.
This is an event open to the public!
The Cardston News Thursday May 14, 1931 reported; On May 11, 1931 the Stake Relief Society Board, the Ward presidencies of the Relief Societies of the two Cardston Wards and a number of citizens gathered at the war memorial at the court house to plant some trees.
Mrs. Dora Jacobs explained the five elm trees were planted in loving memory of the thirty-three splendid men whom we all revere as the Fathers of Confederation.
Mr. Rulon E. Hicken, the Principle of the High School concluded his remarks by saying, “ then let these trees planted in loving and patriotic hands, and nurtured by this virgin soil, the sunshine and the dews of heaven, grow to be fitting monuments to the wisdom and foresight of those Pioneer Canadian Statesmen, whose memory we love to honor, “ The Fathers of Confederation”..
The Communities in Bloom committee of the Town of Cardston is gearing up for the 150th celebration of Canada and the formal recognition of these memorial trees as heritage trees. In an effort to engage the community in this event, we are inviting the community to participate in an Art Challenge using the artistic mediums of your choice to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph, create music, poetry, etc. the thoughts and feelings the trees invoke in you.
To participate please fill out a registration form with your name and phone number, with Angel at the Town of Cardston office. Each entry will be recognized with a Certificate of Participation with your name on it. Registration closes June 19, 2017.
The entries will be exhibited at the Market Garden in the Cheesman Ice Center on Thursday, June 29th. . Please bring you art work to the Market Garden by 10:30 AM so they can be on display when the market opens at 11 AM. We will have your Certificate of Participation there to put with your art work. For questions or more information contact Diane at 403-653-2657.
"Cardston Victims Services Association" will be holding an information and recruiting meeting. they are looking for mature, dedicated individuals who are community-minded and compassionate, to volunteer and train to become advocates.
Unity March and Round Dance at Moccasin Flats Plaza (Moses Lake), Tuesday, March 21st at 5:30 PM.
Parkinson Alberta is hosting a Drop-In Parkinson Disease Information Session on Thursday, February 9 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the Cardston Library. People with Parkinson disease and those who care for or know someone with Parkinson's will benefit from this educational presentation on the disease and supports and services available. Attendees will learn about what Parkinson disease is and isn't, the symptoms, and the opportunities for support Parkinson Alberta offers in Cardston and surrounding areas.
A public hearing for proposed Bylaw No. 1655, The Unsightly Property Bylaw will be held in the Town of Cardston Council Chambers at 5:00 pm. on February 7, 2017. A public hearing is not required for this bylaw, but Council has decided to open the issue to the public for input if there are any in the community who wish to speak to the matter.