The golf course got its start there around 1917. The first hole-in-one in Lethbridge (one of the first in Canada) was made at the golf course in 1919.
Henderson Lake has served many purposes over the years. It was a bird sanctuary for a number of years. It hosted the Dry Farming Congress in 1912, numerous school track and field meets, community days and Canada Day Celebrations, dances, swim meets and much more. Countless children have swam there (and now in the pool beside) and fished there. People have walked and biked around the lake. Families for over 100 years have picniced and played there.
I hope you will take the opportunity to visit Henderson Lake.
View the captured German guns -- from the First World War -- where they sit at the far east end of the lake. In the last few years they have been joined by a Canadian light armoured vehicle.
Take the time to read all of the memorials placed over the past 100 years around Henderson Lake -- honouring irrigation, Communities in Bloom, Nikka Yuko and so much more.
Enjoy the rose garden and sundial -- a beautiful place to take a picture.
Happy 100th Henderson Lake -- here's to 100 (and more) great years ahead.