Granum is located just off Highway 2 between Claresholm and Fort Macleod.
The town has built a tradition of celebrating Canada Day in style and this year should be no exception.
The day opens with breakfast served at the Granum drop-in centre from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
There is a parade at 11 a.m. where everyone is welcome to participate and attend. The Friends of the Granum Library will be serving food in the concession from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cars come from all over southern Alberta for the car show in Granview Park until 4 p.m.
There will be activities and games for children and adults in the Homesteader in beautiful Granview Park, and live music in the Homesteader from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Granum Golf and Country Club will have live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Starting right after the parade is an old time market at the Granum Museum and Old Jail, with a 50/50 draw and door prizes. There will be family craft and activity centres as well.
Canada Day is just part of Granum’s charm, as it offers much more.
Granview Park, situated on the west side of town, features fully serviced RV sites for camping, a small pond ideal for both swimming and fishing, baseball diamonds, beach volleyball, horseshoe pits, and an open-air amphitheatre.
This year’s Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree is July 22, 23, and 24 at Granview Park.
There is no admission charge for the event, but freewill offerings will be collected to pay for the big tent.
A concession will be open throughout the weekend. Performers this year include The Willie Sons, The Banksons, Keepers of the Faith, Circus of the Son, and Pete and the Re-Petes.
Darrel Janz, formerly of CTV Calgary, will emcee again, and there will be a Sunday service.
Next to the park is the Granum Golf and Country Club, a nine-hole, par-three course with a driving range.
The town has a children’s recreation centre with a paved outdoor skating and in-line skating rink. It is a fine meeting place and gathering point for the town’s young people.
The town has the Granum Museum and Old Jail.
The building has a rich history, most notably as one of the oldest wooden jails in Alberta and likely western Canada. It is open from the middle of May until the end of September.
Veterans’ Memorial Park is located next to the museum and old jail, and is home to the Granum Cenotaph which contains a list of those from the Granum area who served in the First and Second World wars and the Korean Conflict.
Information on Granum is available by calling the town office at 1-403-687-3822, or by visiting www.granum.ca.