July 19: the Frank Slide Centre parking lot will be closed from approximately 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. A helicopter is required, and for safety no vehicles will be allowed in the lot.
Hillcrest Mine Disaster 105th Anniversary
On June 19, 1914, 189 men were killed in Canada’s worst underground mining disaster.
Explore the experience of the town of Hillcrest, devastated when 90 widows and over 250 fatherless children mourned in the aftermath of this tragic event.
Hillcrest Mine Disaster 105th Anniversary Memorial Service & Wreath Laying
Date : Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Place: Hillcrest Mine Disaster Memorial Monument, Hillcrest Cemetery
Reception to follow at Hillcrest Miners' Club
Limited seating for Memorial Service – Please bring lawn chair
Guided Hillcrest Cemetery Tour – following Ceremony
by Frank Slide Interpretive Centre Staff
11:00 AM - Guided Hike to Hillcrest Mine Site – Contact Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
for information and to register for hike (403) 562-7388