Jerome Iginla came back to Calgary for a game of hockey last night
The #12 on a Boston Jersey and his name on the back must have
been a bit silly for some Flames fans to take in, for others it was
another superstar past his prime and playing for another team.
Gary Roberts, Theo, Mike Vernon, Jamie McCowan, Doug Gilmour
and others went on to careers after being set astray in Calgary.
The stars seem to have one thing in common, (they all did well).
A younger star (Dion Phaneuf) although not at the end of his career
left a little before his final breaths were taken in a Jersey and is doing
pretty good for the Leafs. Although some have left I think the most
beloved to leave was #12 and no doubt his jersey will be up in the
rafters shortly after he retires from the National Hockey League.
Jamie, Mike and Theo came back to Calgary to live the question is
Musings on a Monday EH?
Cold Weather 0 High Riverites 1, this was the score from Friday night
as downtown High River came to life with The Annual Santa Parade.
Ted Dawson (Parade Chairman) said that the town employees were
stars in getting the streets ready and local merchants shone bright
as all who attended the event had a great time. My daughter Maddy
was on the High School float and outlasted me in the cold over an
hour and a half. (without winter boots) Kids are so tough in those
High School years aren't they? The night ended with the High River
Flyers and Weg's team outscoring the Bisons of Okotoks, the big winner
however was the food bank, fans brought a donation to get in on Friday
night!!!!! Way to go Flyers!!
Musings after the BLIZZARD
The snow is here now, just in time for the Santa Parade, cold weather? We love
it in High River because we are hearty. Downtown will come to life Friday night
with Elf's, burn barrels and fun as the annual Santa Parade again swings back to
town. Volunteers have lit the town with lights we just need you to join us with
your float or body to have some fun. The Stampede Stage will be here with
entertainment, merchants will have great specials and don't miss warm
beverages being handed out throughout our community!
Musings on a SNOWY Monday
The crazy weather in Southern Alberta is not new, take care on the highways
this day as we expect 10-15 cm's of snow today. The lights that went up
downtown this weekend will look real good in the snow but you won't if you
hit the ditch. The next couple of days are going to be a little crazy so slow
down and get there nice and safe. The Santa Claus Parade comes up this
Friday downtown, we'll see you there!
PS Tim Tanner was in today from Timothy Fred's to announce
the "Freddie Bear" Program. Go to Timothy Fred's locations in
High River to buy your Freddie Bear and support Samaritan's
Purse help displaced families move home! 100% of all monies
will go to this awesome program. Jody already has her two
so grab yours today!!!
Dean Brody lives on the East Coast of Canada now but it all started
for him back in Smithers B.C. His Bounty song made history this
week when Dean became the first Male Canadian Artist to receive 2
#1 Charting singles at Country radio!
Read Press Release: http://bit.ly/1ekhZXT
Musings on Museums
The Museum of the Highwood plans to celebrate "Museums day in Canada" in many different ways today. Museum Director Irene Kerr has quite a few things planned for the day. She says "we're celebrating our volunteers, our donors, our supporters, the fact that we're open after the flood, we're celebrating our new exhibit, 'The Missus' and we're celebrating Canadian Museum Day in General." "The Missus" pays tribute to the women who have played a large role in High River's history. Kerr adds "we'll be open all day and we'll have cake with coffee and hot chocolate and we hope people will drop by and say hello, maybe bring their kids to play in the 'Imagination Station' and we just want to have a good day of celebration." According to Kerr, the celebrations will go beyond the walls of the Museum. She says "we'll also be going out in the community and taking out little treat bags to local businesses and people as a thank you for supporting the Museum." Canadian Museum Day celebrations will go all day at the Museum on Tuesday from 9:30-4:30pm
This girl was busy late last week and Saturday. That
lady is our very own Jody Seeley in a Barrel owned
by Rodeo Clown Dennis Halstead. Jody on a bit of a dare
said she would go in the barrel if $5000.00 could be raised
for High River. She raised the money and went to the barrel
on Saturday. This girl is a trooper. Congrats to the Ag.
Society for the great evening on the weekend and to
Jody who raised some great dollars for displaced
High River folks! The Rotary club matched the monies
raised for a total of over $10,000 when all was said and
done. Details and the video are available on our
Musings on Marv!
This Classic Soda Shop in Black Diamond is owned by an ol'
curmudgeon that makes a pretty tasty burger and fries. His
passion for what he does goes beyond the food he makes for his
patrons. Marv isn't a great golfer BUT he makes the tastiest burger
around. Head to Black Diamond and experience the Legend of
Marv's Classic Soda Shop!!!!
Keep on Rockin' the Burgers my friend! Folks, head to Black
Diamond, you will not be disappointed!
Muisngs on Mitigation and the River
The Province is hoping High River residents won't see scenes like this ever again as they're planninng to build a diversion for the River around the town. Photo - Al Gimblett - Dynamic Photography.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford says her government is going to be taking some major steps to protect residents and businesses along the Highwood and Elbow Rivers from future floods.
During a speech to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Premier Alison Redford announced that consultation and environmental reviews are set to begin on a diversion channel around High River and a dry dam upstream of Calgary.
“I know families across Alberta want our government to do absolutely everything we can to make sure the damage caused by the flooding in June never happens again. The projects we are moving forward with will help us lower the risk of future flooding and keep southern Alberta residents safe.”
Premier Alison Redford says in addition, the province is providing a grant to the City of Calgary to study the feasibility of an underground diversion from the Glenmore Reservoir to the Bow River. This project would be considered as part of Calgary’s flood mitigation plan.
"Mitigation of future flood events and building resiliency are not only vital, they are a shared responsibility. We are pleased to hear of progress on upstream mitigation and are looking forward to further study of the Elbow River diversion project, which could yield huge benefits for Calgary."
High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass says work to consult with public and stakeholder groups as well as undertake environmental impact assessments will begin right away.
“It is critical that we move forward as quickly as possible on these mitigation projects, and we recognize the importance of conducting environmental reviews to protect our communities and environmental resources.”
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says a number of community mitigation projects are already completed or underway in communities across southern Alberta, including High River and Medicine Hat.
"These mitigation projects give our families, businesses and investors the confidence to move forward knowing we will be protected from the impact of future flood events. We look forward to partnering with the province as these plans take shape.”
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Diana McQueen says the projects are part of a province-wide mitigation strategy that adds layers of resiliency against future floods. Current and future mitigation projects are developed through consultations with Albertans, municipalities, irrigation districts, the province’s Flood Advisory Panel and experts such as Alberta WaterSMART.
“WaterSMART is dedicated to continuing to work with the province to improve its existing watershed models. Together, we’ll identify and evaluate various options for water management in Southern Alberta.”
Alberta WaterSmat CEO Kim Sturgess says under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.
- See more at: http://www.highriveronline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24073&Itemid=344#sthash.qDdj1Cek.dpuf
The PBR rolls in to High River and the AG Grounds (indoors) Saturday
at 7pm. Doors open at 6 (no advance sales) Get there early for a
rootin' tootin' good time. Yes I said Rootin' Tootin'! 20 bucks gets
you in and kids 12 and under are FREE Buckaroo!
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