Coal Creek Mine Disaster Memorial Service
On May 22, 1902, an explosion ripped through the Coal Creek mine, operated by the Crowsnest Pass Coal Company based in Fernie, BC. Of the 150 men who went into the mine on that shift, the explosion claimed the lives of 128. The disaster left an indelible mark on the early communities of Coal Creek and Fernie.
Join the Fernie Museum on Monday, May 22 at Fernie City Hall, the former offices of the Crownest Pass Coal Company and the site of the Miners' Walk, to remember the lives lost in what remains the third worst mining disaster in Canada. This ecumenical community service will be led by Rev. Andrea Brennan. Reception to follow at the Fernie Museum.