Note: this story originally suggested the celebration is open to the entire public. That’s not the case, as organizers only have limited space. Only village
The Clayburn Village Community Society is celebrating its centennial Sunday.
Clayburn Village is located at the foot of Sumas Mountain and is the first “company town” in B.C. The town was built by the Clayburn Company – a brick plant – to provide employee housing and services.
It supported three stores, a bank, a school and a church.
Although only the foundations of the Clayburn plant now remain, half of the original homes, a store, the church and the schoolhouse have survived over the years.
The Clayburn Village Community Society formed in 1917.