ROLLA BC - ROLLA BRITISH COLUMBIA. History, Rolla Traditional School, Community Centre, Church, Northern BC
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ROLLA
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Welcome to the community of Rolla BC, located in northern BC, part of the Peace Country.




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Rolla Traditional School has about 51 students. K-grade 7. This schoold was built in 1964. 406 Avenue and 405 Street. (250) 759-4777.

Rolla Bible Baptist Church, located on the south part of the community. 617-400 Avenue. (250) 759-4540

There is also a post office in the community that is run out of home.


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The Rolla Pub, has become the landmark of the community. Once known as the Columbia Hotel, it was built in 1920 by R. Jephson. Since 2007, the Martin family, owners of the pub have started a fundrasier for the much needed repairs.

EVENTS OF ROLLA:
Sweetwater 905 Festival, June 13-15, 2014
Sweetwater 905 is a special event that takes place 1.5 miles west of Rolla BC on the Sweetwater Road. The three day festival of local and national talent includes artists, musicians and poets. Sweetwater 905 website

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ROLLA, BC

Located just 15 km from Dawson Creek, British Columbia is the small community of Rolla. (west of Dawson Creek on Highway 49 then north on Range Road 211/ Rolla Road)



Along the main road is the Sweetwater Cafe and Store as well as the Rolla Pub. (the Hotel is closed)


The Lea Miller family was the first settlers to arrive in the area in 1912 that were originally from Rolla, Missouri in the USA. This new area then started being referred to as Rolla. The Millers opened a post office and Rolla was officially named in 1914. In the early years there a number of businesses including a bank and newspaper (Peace River Block News) The newspaper published its first newspaper in Rolla in 1930 and was set up at the Pioneer Hall. In 1932 the weekly paper and a lot of other businesses moved to Dawson Creek when the Railway arrived in that community.

There are only a few businesses in Rolla BC with the majority of buildings being residential. The population of Rolla is about 119 (2006 stats) and if you include the immediate farming area it totals about 300. Area residents pronounce Rolla as "Raw-la".

Travelling on the Rolla Road south of Rolla BC, the countryside is fairly flat but as you approach Highway 49, you become surrounded by colorful rolling hills. There are grain fields and a number of farm homes, and buildings in the area.

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Situated on the west part of the Hamlet is the Centennial Park.


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Rolla Community Hall. Weddings and reunions are held here as well as the Annual Turkey Super on November 11th, and the Annual Good Friday Event. Fireworks take place each Halloween. The Hall was built in 1967. 407th Street. (250) 759-4570


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Rolla Church, located on north part of the community. Not in operation, but a historical building.



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