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Gem’s Centennial celebrated over the weekend
The Gem Centennial parade on Saturday boasted so many family floats, it created a parade backlog in the tiny hamlet.
About 30 floats, including 10 family floats and numerous people on horseback, participated in the parade that was so large the front floats met up with back floats on the return loop.
The Gem community grew to over 1,000 people during the centennial celebration.
People travelled from all over including British Columbia, Washington State, Calgary, and Brooks.
Abe Loewen, who is now 89-years-young, arrived in Gem in 1930 when he was five years old with his parents David and Elizabeth and two siblings.  Full Story >
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