For just the 6th time since it was created in 1955, the Alberta Mace is out of the provincial Legislature. Nathan Cooper - the Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly - will be bringing it with him when he has a joint meeting with Rotary Club of Olds as well as the Olds Interact Club, and then for a presentation later in the day with students at Olds High School.
The Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly will be in the town of Olds on Thursday, February 6th and he is bringing a special guest with him.
Nathan Cooper - who is also the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA - says he will be making a presentation at Olds High School.
He says the Mace is a symbol of the Legislative Assembly's authority to make laws and it is carried into the Chamber each day that the Assembly meets.
Alberta's current Mace was created in 1955 and it is made of 5.7 kilograms of silver overlaid with gold and hand-etched with images of this province's emblems.
(Image courtesy of the Alberta Legislative Assembly Office)