The Wadey Centre provides visitor information services and is home to the Blackfalds & Area Historical Society.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and has public washrooms. It is bordered by the scenic Denise Nielsen Memorial Park, which offers picnic areas and spaces for photos and family friendly outdoor activities.
Visitors and residents are invited to stop in to get information on regional tourism attractions and events; view the displays on local history; enjoy a beverage or snack; sign out a game to play in the park, and buy a memento from a local businesses or artisan.
Have a quick tour around this historic building HERE and pop in to visit with us soon!
Blackfalds Historical Trivia Challenge: Jan 9 - Apr 30
Learn about Blackfalds history & enter to win a "Blackfalds Package of $100 Value" The "Question of the Week" will be posted here or pop into the Wadey Centre on Thursday afternoons to get both the question and the answer.
Question for week of Jan 13: Who opened the power plant that was on the Blindman River east of Blackfalds? When was it opened & when did it close?
The more you play the better chance you have of winning the prize, as participants will receive one entry for each correctly answered question.
Starting in January, the Wadey Centre will be offering fun afternoon programs that can be accessed on a drop-in basis.
For more information or to register contact Linda at 403.304.7317 or Terry at 403.396.2824.
The Blackfalds & Area Historical Society
The Blackfalds & Area Historical Society was incorporated in 2005 and is the curator of the Blackfalds Archives, which collects and preserves items representing the rich history of Blackfalds and area. The Society also hosts displays of local artifacts for the public to enjoy.
The Wadey Centre is a historic T. Eaton house built in 1916, by early settler George Wadey. George, wife Mary and their family lived in the home and were active, engaged Blackfalds residents for many years. In 2015, the Town received Canada 150 Community Infrastructure funds to help with the restoration of the house.
The home was moved from its original location south of Iron Ridge Elementary to the southwest corner of All Star Park. It now provides the community with visitor information services and houses the Blackfalds & Area Historical Society.
See the dramatic move here. Courtesy of Scott Builders