Author Archives: Lisa Pasolli

The Champion Red Sox, 1946 – 1965

Between 1946 and 1965, the Champion Red Sox were the hottest game in town. Led by Coach Shorty Bouzyan, the Red Sox’s record during those years was 419-152. Thanks to Sev’s record-keeping, we can get a glimpse into seasonal statistics : And a taste of some of the seasons’ highlights: There are lots of familiar […]

The Champion Chronicle

Back when Champion was a booming metropolis, the town’s residents got their news from The Champion Chronicle. The first issue of The Champion Chronicle rolled off the presses in 1919, and every week for almost 30 years it kept Championites up to date on local happenings and international events.   The Chronicle featured stories of […]

The Coalmine Road

Between the years 1907 and 1965, there were 58 registered and numbered coal mines located in the Champion Coal Fields, an area which included the banks of Wolf Coulee (near Carmangay). Twenty-four of those mines were located along what is now known as the Coalmine Road (Township Road 160). Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post […]

“For Home and Country”: Champion Women’s Institute

When the Champion’s Women’s Institute (WI) disbanded in the 1980s, it was the longest running organization in Champion’s history. The first meeting of the WI had been held in Miller’s Hall on 14 July, 1915, with Mrs. Seal as the first president. In 1897, Adelaide Hoodless founded the first Women’s Institute in Canada, in Stoney […]

Champion’s Mr. Baseball

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Champion Celebrates

Anniversary Celebrations Through the Years Champion residents are gearing up for the Village’s centennial celebration, to be held in the summer of 2011. Anniversary celebrations are nothing new for Champion. Throughout the years, residents have gathered to reminisce, remember, and commemorate. Not even the Great Depression could stop Champion from having its July 1st celebration. […]

“The Richest Grain Lands in the West”

Grain Golden Champion, 1913 By the early 20th century, the settlement of the Prairie West was well underway, and the area around Champion was no exception. In 1911, the village relocated closer to the tracks of the newly-completed Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), connecting the people and resources of Champion to the rest of the country. […]