Coal Miner Days celebration a success

The community of Sparwood gathered together to enjoy a busy Coal Miner Day's weekend.

Despite the gloomy weather, fun was had by all during the Coal Miner Days celebrations. Many attended the fireworks, parade, markets and more taking in all the sights and activities the weekend had to offer. Thanks to many community volunteers and the dedicated effort of Coal Miner Days president Renee MacCormack, the weekend went of without a hitch, and is known as the best yet!

Event winners are:


1st – Brian Duff

2nd – Dave Endicott

3rd – Mark Podrasky

4th – Angel King


Ball Hockey

1st – Jager Bombers from Sparwood

2nd – Cobra Kai


Bed Races

1st – Too Hot Too Handle

2nd – Yabba Dabba Do’s

Best Costume – Too Hot Too Handle

Youth Winner – Audrey Roberts, Lewis Benoy, Dane Campbell, Colden Edey & Kelli Klein



1st – RIOT from Cranbrook

2nd – Tankers from Taber

3rd – O.D.Bs from Fernie

4th – Eh Team from Sparwood



Best Vehicle – Dave Ricketts

Bikes & Trikes – Chainbreakers Riders Club

Community Float – District of Sparwood

Animal – Alexis Raasch & Buddy

Musical Group – Kimberley Pipe Band

Service Group – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81

Community Group – Sparwood Fire Department


1st – Teck

2nd – Zaltana Coffee

3rd – Kal Tire

Child Entry

1st – Hot Gossip

2nd – Olivia & Trapper

3rd – Kyrsten Johnson (Apex Power)


Sparwood Classic

8K – Sarina Beran 39:59

5K – Megan Prueter 31:38



3-5 year old boys

1st – Orien Domin

2nd – Brayden Holberton

3rd – Ian MacCormack


3-5 year old girls

1st – Addy Charest

2nd – Kyra Eklund

3rd – Ciera Wemp


6-8 year old boys

1st – Cole Wemp

2nd – Darcy Wemp

3rd – Austin Roberts


6-8 year old girls

1st – Kourtney Holberton

2nd – Sage Charest


9-12 year old boys

1st – Kyle Klein

2nd – Gage Paskiewich

3rd – Conrad Thummerer


9-12 year old girls

1st – Portia Eldaun



Pin Draw $1000 to Nick Sayers from Sparwood