From the Vault Friday: Northern Winter Carnival & Bonspiel

Image: SPRA 69.60.464

Todays “From the Vault Friday” features a program from the 6th Annual Northern Winter Carnival & Bonspiel in Grande Prairie in 1929. Events included hockey games, carnival queen contest, and various races. The biggest prize ($5) was awarded to whomever wore the best comic outfit, and would be the equivalent of $73.09 in 2021 currency. Winter carnivals provided a much needed reprieve from winter blues; with visiting, dancing, and sports aplenty.





















Image: SPRA 1969.59.483, SPRA 1969.59.614

Browse our selection of winter carnival photos on Alberta On Record.

From the Vault Friday is a social media campaign that highlights interesting materials from the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta.

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