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Falher’s 100th Anniversary
1919  – 2019

 

Falher will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Come join us June 14 to 16, 2019 to celebrate our 100th anniversary.

 

Did you know that:

  1. Falher became a hamlet in 1919
  2. Construction of first church began in 1919 and was completed in 1920 and blessed by Bishop Grouard on August 1, 1920
  3. Falher officially became a village on September 5, 1923 but dissolved on August 9, 1926 and then became a village again on March 13, 1929
  4. Falher officially became a Town on January 1, 1955
  5. The first bylaw for the of the Village of Falher was to adopt a seal for the Village, and was passed on August 5, 1929
  6. The first bylaw as a Town was to approve a new franchise agreement with Northland Utilities Ltd., and received final reading on February 7, 1955
  7. L. Ducharme was the first known mayor of the Village of Falher, he was mayor from 1929 to 1930
  8. Paul A. Sicotte was the first mayor of the Town of Falher, he was mayor from 1955 to 1956
  9. Margaret Tardif was the first woman to become mayor for the Town of Falher, she was mayor from 1992 to 2013
  10. Margaret Tardif is the longest serving mayor for the Town of Falher, she was mayor from 1992 to 2013
  11. Margaret Tardif was on council for 36 years (1977 to 2013), of which 21 was as mayor
  12. The first known Municipal Administrator was F.J. Poirier
  13. First cement sidewalks built in 1950
  14. First Water & Sewer lines were constructed in 1956
  15. In 1955, if you left your car keys in the ignition in the evening or overnight, the Town constable could remove the keys from the vehicle
  16. Falher started licensing dogs July 3, 1929
  17. First street sweeper was purchase in 1966
  18. First post office opened in 1923
  19. The church built in 1920 was destroyed by fire during the night of April 29-30, 1962
  20. Construction of the current church began on March 9, 1963; the church was inaugurated at Christmas 1963
  21. On December 8, 1919, the Falher Consolidated School District #69 was established
  22. Construction of the first school located in the Village of Falher began in 1920
  23. First train arrived in Falher in 1915
  24. The first grain elevator to be built in Falher was in 1924 by UGG