Canada 150 Mosaic Mural
Located at: The Taber Clinic (4900 44 Street)
Taber was one of the 150 municipalities across Canada to participate in the mosaic project for Canada's sesquicentennial.
On April 13, 2015, the Town of Taber's Council allocated funds to support the mosaic project.
From May 31st to June 2nd 2016 citizens of Taber went to the auditorium to paint individual tiles to go into the mosaic. In total there are 750 tiles.
The unveiling of the Canada 150 Mural was held on December 13, 2016 at the Taber Clinic.
For more pictures head to the Canada Mosaic Murals page: here.
To find information on the Mural, visit the Taber Times' page: here.
Located at: The Taber Cenotaph Park (50 Avenue and 48 Street)
The statue of a soldier atop the Taber Cenotaph, crafted by an Italian sculptor is considered to be a near replica of a Canadian Soldier (Mr. Thomas Love). The picture above is from the Calgary Herald, a photograph of Doug Lacey holding a poster with the aforementioned soldier sculpted a the top of the Taber Cenotaph.
Along with the men who fell in the Second World War, the names of 25 Taber men who died in the Great War are inscribed on the monument.
Photo credit: Stuart Gradon/ Calgary Herald
Located at: All around Taber
Join the community decorating / painting / hiding / finding rocks. There are rocks already painted and hidden around Town, and you can paint and hide them too!
****WANT TO PAINT A ROCK?****
*Use unpolished clean dry rocks.
*Acrylic paints & permanent markers work best.
* Be mindful of the environment. Painted rocks should always be sealed and you never want the art rocks to be seen as litter, so don’t use glued-on additions (sequins, stickers, feathers, yarn, etc.).
*Please write "Taber Rocks" and the [f] Facebook symbol on the back and seal it so people know what to do with their discovery and how to find us! Please keep your artwork PG rated as kids love to look for and find the hidden rocks.
*"Hide" rocks out in the open. Also, do not leave rocks on private property or in cemeteries.
*Please be careful where you hide your rocks so that they don't cause any damage to property (i.e. Don't hide in the grass where it can damage a lawn mower or hurt someone). Don't steal rocks from private property or from someone's landscaping. Don't trespass.
For more tips on rock painting please refer to https://paintedrocklife.com/index.php/2017/04/13/how-rock-painting-works/ or https://www.parentmap.com/article/painted-rocks-treasure-hunt-kid-craze
*****FOUND A ROCK?*****
We would love to see pictures when the creations are found, and love to see them move from park to park spreading joy, so if you find a rock please post a picture stating where it was found. And then:
1. Re-hide it. You can do this at the same location or move it elsewhere. Let us know you've found it and repost the new location on this page when hidden OR
2. Keep it, and leave a comment on the 'hide' post advising it is no longer there.
*****TELL YOUR FRIENDS!*****
Don't forget to share this group with anyone that you think might like to join us!
*Any promotion of other pages without prior approval will result in deletion.
*Any and all colours, ages, genders, faiths, races etc are welcome here. Please be mindful that our beauty lies in our diversity and be respectful of other members.
*You're welcome to ask the page any rock related questions that you may have, share tips and tricks, show off your work etc. Admin is also always available if you need.
*Feedback is not only welcomed, it's encouraged!
*Painted rocks reflect the opinions, attitudes, and creative expression of the individual artists, and not those of the page admin.
To join the Taber Rocks Facebook Page, click here.
Taber Irrigation Impact Museum
Located at 4702 50th Street, Taber, AB T1G 2B6
The Taber Irrigation Impact Museum focuses on the impact of irrigation on Taber's Development. It showcases the irrigation systems and processes from early labor-intensive methods to the current computer technologies that growers use. Through the efforts of pioneer settlers and workers such as the Okamotos, and the constant modernization of irrigation systems, Taber continues to have a thriving agricultural industry with abundant production of crops such as sugar beets, pulses, beans and the famous Taber corn. Programs that are currently run at the museum include:
- Historical exhibits (changes three times per year)
- School and other group tours
- Historical research projects
Since 1981, the Town of Taber and Notogawa, Japan have been twinned municipalities. Notogawa was a town located in Kanzaki District, in Shiga Prefecture in Japan. In 2006, Notogawa was merged into the city of Higashiomi. Therefore, in 2006, Taber re-signed the Twinning Agreement to demonstrate the Town's commitment to keeping the friendship going.
To see more about the Higashiomi Twinning, visit here.
Upcoming Community Events
Taber's Annual Events
Want to learn more about the annual events held here in Taber? Click any of the links below to see what's going on in the community year-round.
- Kids Conference
- Backyard BBQ Competition
- Kids Can Catch
- Taber Winter Festival (in partnership with the Taber & District Chamber of Commerce)
Want to Host your Own Event in Taber?
Taber plays host to and welcomes special events throughout the year. To ensure that the Town of Taber is aware of events and their possible impacts it is necessary to complete a Special Event Application. Providing information to the town within the application helps to ensure that organizers have made the proper arrangements for a safe and successful event.
Check out the page with the application and more information to help you get started by clicking here.