The annual organizational meeting for the Chinook's Edge Board of Education was held on Wednesday, November 1st and Collen Butler was chosen to serve as the Board Chair. Butler was first elected as a school board trustee in 2004, and this will be her 8th consecutive year as Board Chair.
The annual organizational meeting for the Chinook's Edge Board of Education took place on Wednesday, November 1st and once again a familiar face was elected as Board Chair.
For the 8th consecutive year, the Ward 3 Trustee for Delburne/Elnora Colleen Butler has been selected Board Chair by the CESD trustees.
Butler says she is honored to be chosen as the Chair again, as it shows a certain confidence in her leadership from the returning trustees and those newly elected during this fall's election.
She says the board's strategic planning meeting is on November 20th where they will get together to set their goals and plans for Chinook's Edge.
Butler notes they plan to work on ongoing topics, which includes the transportation deficit.
Butler adds, this year Ward 4 - Innisfail's Holly Bilton is the Vice Chair and Ward 2 - Penhold/Poplar Ridge/Springbrook's Sherry Cooper is the Second Vice Chair.
Muddy conditions on Friday, June 15th were just fine for the contestants in the rough stock events at the Innisfail Pro Rodeo. 96.5 CKFM's Night 1 coverage from the Daines Ranch captured the weekend's best rides in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding.
More than 2100 delegates from across the country recently returned from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2018 conference. Mountain View County was represented in Halifax, Nova Scotia by several councillors including Division 1's Dwayne Fulton. He believes it is critical for rural municipalities to be well represented at the FCM conference. Fulton adds, rural issues are very similar all across Canada. By having more rural representatives at FCM, he says it raises the profile of their problems as compared to the issues brought to the federal level by urban municipalities.
A "Free Our Finest" fundraiser is being held June 16-17th at the Olds Walmart. Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit says it is an annual fundraiser for the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta.
About 2000 cyclists will be stopping in Sundre this summer for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. Sundre's Economic Development Officer Jon Allan says the town is very excited to be the stop for the 2-day 200 kilometer ride. He encourages residents to come and cheer on the riders on August 18th.
The cowboys, cowgirls and the stock are the main attractions at the Innisfail Pro Rodeo, but there is much more entertainment planned throughout the June 15-17th weekend. Director with the Innisfail Pro Rodeo Dustin Daines says they have a new digital scoreboard this year with instant replay capabilities. Their mascot Bull Jangles will be there as well to hand out candy and t-shirts to the kids.