Arcola celebrates
100 years

Arcola, Saskatchewan is located in the south east corner of the province, on the "Sunny Side of the Moose Mountains". A small town that has seldom had a population of more than 500 people over the past 50 years, on Aug. 8 - 10, 2003 we celebrated the 100th anniversary. Lots of historical buildings here, won't bore you with that - but a current view of Main Street, as it looks today. This is looking south. The large brick building on the right is one of 3 remaining Opera Houses in the province, renovated into a saloon in the 1990's. (photo taken Sunday morning, hence the empty streets)

The community celebrated with a 3 day rodeo and agricultural fair, that included historical tours, pancake breakfasts, barbeque suppers, old time and rock and roll dances, and a host of other events - even "quick draw" demonstrations and Scottish dancing.

During the rodeo, the clown mentioned that we could look forward to an appearance by famed motorcyclist, Evel Knievel. As the afternoon wore on, the references continued... but alas, it was finally announced that the Evel One could not attend. So....

Somehow, I think this may show up on Jackass.

More pics at cousin Kevin Sinclair's site