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.
The Alberta government has announced it will spend $50-million dollars over the next five years to create three-thousand additional spaces for students and for scholarships. The province wants to see more post-secondary students in the field of technology. President Stuart Cullum anticipates Olds College will be able to access some of that tech funding by demonstrating a need and how it will benefit their students.
The Olds Grizzlys powered their way to provincial gold in Medicine Hat last weekend. They brought back the Hockey Alberta Pee Wee Female B banner thanks to a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory versus the host team.