St. Albert Over Coffee – Seniors Day Programming with Dawne Fowler

Great conversations happen over a cup of coffee. Thank you to the many St. Albertans who have shared a cup of coffee and invaluable insights with me during my tenure as Councillor. This post is my first in a series called “St. Albert Over Coffee.”  What better way to begin than with Dawne Fowler, a…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – St. Albert Public Library

  Today we found treasure! Where you might ask?  At the St. Albert Public Library! The library was a buzz of activity when my wife and I  visited this morning. People came with a purpose.  Many searched the meticulously organized bookshelves for recreational reading material and videos; others accessed internet facilities, or read local newspapers…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Celebrating Civic Volunteers

It was a spectacular St. Albert evening. The warm and inviting atmosphere along the banks of the Sturgeon River outside of City Hall added elegance and beauty to the evening festivities. As a community, we came together to celebrate the generous St. Albertans who volunteer to serve on civic boards and agencies. Members of the…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Remembering Len Bracko

Yesterday, St. Albert said good-bye to one of its true sons. Len Bracko, an honourable man, husband, uncle, great-uncle, politician, teacher and athlete was loved by many and revered by all.  He brought his best to whatever form of service he chose to support and executed his duties with dignity and grace. Len Bracko was…

Countdown to Election Day – October 16, 2017

Over the past 7 years, I have had the honour to be a Councillor of the City of St. Albert. Municipal governance decisions most closely affect the lives of our engaged community. It is the choices that are made at a municipal level that truly define what the life experience of our residents is going…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Thank you St. Albert Gazette

“Action is needed on all fronts if we are to meet the needs for affordable housing for needy seniors. We can’t wait any longer to address this growing problem.” The Voice of the Editorial Board, St. Albert Gazette I would like to thank the St. Albert Gazette for stating on August 26, 2017, clearly and…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – The Healing Garden

The Healing Garden – Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future in St. Albert On May 10, 2017, St. Albert embarked on a profound journey of reconciliation. The official pipe ceremony and sod-turning event launched the community-led Healing Garden project, a tangible expression of our collective will as a community to honour the truth of…

The Case for the Future: The Burden of Investment

Walking along Riel Drive on a summer evening you can hear the laughter of children, the cheering of parents, the encouraging roars of coaches, the chanting of teams and loudspeakers announcing scores and results of the games being played. Men, women and children of all ages come to Riel Park to participate in the activities…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Rock’N August

What a weekend! Rock’N August in St. Albert is an event that you don’t want to miss! It’s a week of fun activities with street dances, free BBQs and other gatherings all culminating with a Saturday showcase of classic cars restored to their original glory. Rock’N August is just one of many events held in…