This exhibit explores the history of the Spanish Flu and other medical events that impacted Okotoks, and also salutes the medical professionals who keep our community healthy.
Okotoks was greatly affected by the Spanish Flu of 1918-19 which killed as many as 50 million people world-wide. Alberta recorded 38,308 cases and 4,380 deaths in 18 months. Masks became mandatory, gatherings were banned and even public opposition occurred during the three waves of the Spanish Flu. Sound familiar?