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Annual Creighton reunion postponed due to COVID-19

Event set to return in September
The small community of Creighton Mine was about 70 years old when the mine, its reason for being, was closed and the community demolished, including St. Michael’s Church. (Historical) 

The 31st annual Creighton reunion has been postponed until September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizer Erna de Burger-Fex notified of the change this month. 

Creighton was established in 1900 as an Inco company town for workers at the mine. Over the years, improvements in transportation infrastructure saw fewer and fewer people residing in the town, and in 1986 the town was closed down and the village was razed. 

All that remains today are some sidewalks, streets and building foundations.

“I gave this a great deal of thought before I made this decision as I know many Creightonites look forward to this annual event, as I do,” de Burger-Fex said. “But this year in light of the pandemic I felt it prudent to cancel the event that always takes place at the Anderson Farm in Lively.”

She said a new date of Sept. 20 has been chosen for the event. For more information, you can phone de Burger-Fex at 705-671-2711, or you can contact her through Facebook Messenger.

She hopes to return the event to the old town site in 2021.