Tears of happiness described the excitement of the Habitat for Humanity Mountain View family as they received the keys to their new home last week in Olds. Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home on Friday, December 15th - just in time for Christmas. Habitat for Humanity Mountain View Chapter is now looking to qualify a second family to move next door in the second half of the duplex.
It is the best Christmas gift a family could ask for, as the qualified local Habitat for Humanity family received the keys to their brand new home on Friday, December 15th.
Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home in Olds.
Brandy says they are so grateful.
Brandy says for potential families interested, it is worth to get more information to see if you qualify.
Louise Gagne, Habitat for Humanity Director of Regional Development Southern Alberta says Olds in an amazing community.
She says the Carstairs & District Community Chest have been an incredible sponsor and supporter of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
Gagne also credits their phenomenal volunteer chapter members who have raised the funds and visibility for their cause.
These two homes in Olds are the 10th and 11th Habitat homes in the Mountain View Region.
You can call Amy Christiansen directly for more information about how to become a Habitat family at 403-507-0630.
The Wild Rose Humane Society celebrates the grand opening of its new facility on Saturday, June 23rd. WRHS is a non-profit animal rescue society. Volunteer President Dean Orlando says renovations are now complete at their location on 13 Co-op Road in the town of Didsbury.
The Johnson MS Bike ride will see hundreds of cyclists travel a total of 180 kilometers as they take a trip from Airdrie to Olds on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. It will be a picturesque ride of Alberta's cowboy country for cyclists of all levels and abilities looking to challenge themselves in an effort to end Multiple Sclerosis.
A grand opening was recently held for the new Bowden Community Hall. A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, June 16th with dignitaries followed by dueling pianos in the evening at the Paterson Community Centre. Expanding Horizons Secretary Julie Brewster says the project started with the idea of renovating the old Lions Hall in February of 2015 and they broke ground on the new hall construction last July.
Just over $5,000 dollars was collected during the 2018 Free Our Finest event run by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run. That is according to Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit who says the money collected will support Special Olympics Alberta.
Mountain View County's Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere expects to put his name forward to run for RMA President again later this year. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta's first zone meeting is coming up in August and its convention is in November.