The big unveil for the newest Habitat for Humanity home in Mountain View County is on Friday, December 15th. One side of the finished duplex in Olds will be the new home for a deserving family. The home dedication is at noon and it is located at 4826 52nd Street.
A local family will be in their new home just in time for Christmas as the new Habitat for Humanity Mountain View home is complete.
Family Services Coordinator and Chair of Habitat for Humanity Mountain View Chapter Amy Christiansen says this was a pilot project model they tried in Olds this year.
She says Lyle Stevenson from Stevenson Homes applied for the position of project manager for the build.
The family will be welcomed during the home dedication ceremony, according to Christiansen.
She adds, the other side of the duplex was also completed, so there is now a brand new empty home for another family.
They are searching for the right family for the home, she says some criteria includes: being a family in need, with children, in a housing crunch, able to pay a mortgage and partner with Habitat for Humanity.
You can call Amy directly for more information 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.