Highlands Golf Course Launch Site of 2018 Historic Festival and Open Doors Event

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The Clubhouse overlooking the beautiful Highlands Golf Course

Join the Edmonton and District Historical Society on July 2 from 2 to 4 pm for the official launch of the 2018 Historic Edmonton Week. This event will take place at the Highlands Golf Course clubhouse located on 66 Street and Ada Boulevard. (Park in the parking lot then follow the stairs down to the clubhouse or follow the road on the left for wheelchair accessibility.)

Following the official launch proclamation declaring Historic Week to be open, there will be a talk on the colourful history of the golf course. Work started on the construction of the Highlands Golf course on May 7, 1929. A year later, in May 1930 the first 9 holes of the course was opened for play. Remnants of railway tracks and a coal mine are still visible on the course, evidence of the course’s past lives.

The Mayor at the time, Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury, emphasized that the course be available to people of modest means, not just the wealthy. Although today the golf course remains “members only,” the clubhouse and restaurant are open to non-members to enjoy.  Following this talk everyone is welcome to take in a short guided walking tour of the historic Highlands community, courtesy of the Highlands Historical Society.  It’s an event you don’t want to miss but you must preregister. Details are as follows:

PRICE

This is a Free Event

PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY

July 1, 2018

ACCESSIBILITY

Full Wheelchair Access

ATTIRE

Outdoor

AGE

All Ages

 LOCATION

6603 Ada Blvd.
Edmonton, AB

Pre-register by calling or emailing:

 Phone 780.686.6369
 Email events@historicedmonton.ca
 Website www.highlandsgolfclub.com

 

 

 

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