We have prepared a one page double sided brochure for newcomers to our fair town. The latest version of the 'Welcome to Magrath' brochure can be accessed here [ PDF: Welcome To Magrath Brochure ]. Enjoy!
[click link above for formatted version - text only copy follows:] WELCOME TO MAGRATH Magrath, nicknamed the “Garden City,” was established in 1899 by workers recruited by Charles A. Magrath of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company. Under arrangement with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) in Salt Lake City, immigrants were advised that they could come to Canada and that work would be provided digging the “Main Canal” (mostly by hand) from the US Border to Lethbridge. Half the pay that they would receive would be in money and the other half in land. This massive irrigation project produced a flood of immigration from Utah and Idaho as the Mormon church strongly promoted settlement in southern Alberta. Welcome to the Town of Magrath: Magrath, Alberta, Canada!
Major Local Services: Post Office (T0K 1J0) 758-3666 M-F 9-5pm 24hr PO Boxes, Stamps, Shipping Bank (ATB Financial) 758-3345 Mon-Fri 10am-4:00(5pm Fri) 24 hr ATM Credit Union (1st Choice) 758-3351 Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30(5pm Fri) 24 hr ATM Grocery (Roosters) 758-3033 Groceries, Dry Goods, Deli Counter Hardware (Home) 758-3065 Appliances, Plumbing, Electrical Pharmacy (Magrath Pharmasave 333) 758-3001 cell 381-0749 Prescriptions, Cards, Health/Beauty, Crafts Movies (Videos and More) Open Late Movies DVD VHS Clean Screen Snacks Newspaper (Westwind Weekly) 758-6911 Local weekly News, Sports, Advertising News (Garden City Commentator) 758-6007 Free monthly news flyer. Studio 1 West Salon & Spa (Marilyn Mutch, Darin Ogden) 758-3360 Farm/Auto (Co-op) 758-3155 Tires, Parts, Hardware, Oil Changes. Farm/Fertilizer (Southern Agri) 758-3395 Fertilizer, NH3, Farm Chemicals Agriculture (Agricore United) 758-3162 Farm Chemicals Restaurant Yings Eat In/Take out 758-3198 Convenience Store (Winks) 758-6255 Snacks, Subs, Slurpees, Open Late Gas Station (Blue Goose) 758-3322 Gas, Snacks, Pop, Movie Rentals Pizza (SASH) 758-3160 Take out Mon-Sat to 9pm Pizza, Fries, Chicken Insurance/Registry (Surex) 758-3391 Life, Home, Auto, Travel, Real Estate. Accountant (Ronald L Johnson) 758-3341 Accounting (Shannon Sabey, CFP) Financial Plans, Tax Preparation 758-6631 Carwash (C.J.s) 758-3042 2 Bay Carwash and Laundromat Auto Mechanic (Jim's Auto) 758-3330 All makes/models Full Service Auto (Magrath Paint & Body) 758-3616 Vehicle Painting and Repair Industry (Inline Ovals) 758-6278 inlineovals.com Oval frames/accessories. Industry (Custom Window) 758-3233 PVC Sliding Windows (Tanco Building) Cement (SW Concrete Prod) 758-6500 Gravel, Cement Truck, Pre-Cast Greenhouse (Garden City) 758-6566 J Beck - Garden, Nursery, Landscaping Personal Touch Photography 758-3965 www.ptphoto.ca K. Killian Canadian Security Systems (Ross and Julia Moore ) 330-1724 or (866) 809-5479 Website (Soft Serve Direct) 388-4332 R Davies ssdirect.com magrath-ab.net Important Numbers: Emergency – Dial 911 Hospital (Raymond) - 752-4561 Doctor's Office – 758-3363 High School – 758-3366 Elementary School – 758-3367 Town Office – 758-3212 Churches: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints website: lds.org Fulltime Missionaries 758-3929 Stake Pres McMahon 758-6217 Seminary Building C Blackwell 758-6314 LDS Garden Place Chapel (White) 758-6510 1st Ward (9am) Bishop Balderson 8-6392 2nd Ward (1pm) Bishop Hubbard 758-3436 3rd Ward (11am) Bishop Blumell 758-6303 LDS Stake Center (Brown) 758-6289 4th Ward (1pm) Bishop Boyes 758-6141 5th Ward (11am) Bishop Anderson 8-6240 6th Ward (9am) Bishop Bennett 758-6662 LDS Family History Center 758-6402 Tue/Thu 1-9pm, Wed 10-5pm, Sun 3-6pm FHC Director S Gurney 758-6249 St. John's Lutheran (Green) 758-6824 Pastor B Amison (9am) United Church of Canada 758-3606 Reverend G Takashima (9:30am 1st Sun) Catholic Women's League 758-3135 Notes: Seniors: Garden City Senior Citizens Association Center 758-6771 Bookings, Rentals Garden Villa Apartments 758-3066 Rental Units geared to needs of Seniors Diamond Willow Terrace Lodge 758-6866 Seniors Housing, Meals, Housekeeping Garden Vista (Good Samaritans) Assisted Living 758-6149 Community Health and Assisted Living Center (Former Hospital) 758-3371 Recreation: Fish Pond (under 16) and Picnic Area. Jubilee Park Public Campground. Non Serviced lots $7/night. Pay at Town Office. Magrath Golf Club Pro Shop 758-3054 18 Hole Golf Course. Carts. Rentals. Coffee Shop 758-3737. Seasonal. Ice Arena. 758-3732 Public Skate. Hockey Leagues. Next to Elementary School. Swimming Pool. 758-3732 Open Jul-Sep Public Swim, Lessons, Exercise Classes Public Library 758-6498 Museum (old Magrath Clinic) 758-6618 Sports Leagues: Soccer, Baseball, Football Rodeo Grounds (south of Golf Course) Campground (Covered Wagon) RV Park Hazelden's 758-3572 coveredwagon.ca Associations: Magrath Cultural Arts Society 758-6630 Magrath Historical Society 758-6618 Magrath Irrigation District 758-3400 Magrath and District Chamber of Commerce – magrathchamber.com Magrath Lions Club Box 152, Magrath magrath-ab.net/lions Magrath Rod and Gun Club 758-6398 SASH Southern Alberta Society for the Handicapped 758-3334 Magrath Handi-Bus 317-0737 Who did we miss? Many other home businesses operate in town including hairdressers, dance and music instructors, photographers, home offices, etc as well as many professionals who live here but work in nearby towns and cities. There are too many to include in this one page summary, so this brochure primarily includes those with a storefront in town and is subject to corrections and updates over time. An updated version of this brochure will be made available on the magrath-ab.net/news website. We are: ______________________ ______________________ revised: December 2, 2010