The Army Band and Jan Arden

Two invitations were issued recently for dinners that were taking place last night. I was fortunate to receive both and to attend both. The first was to those who form the homeless or at risk population of Edmonton. 1200 people accepted the invitation to that dinner. They lined up outside our building and while the…

The Salvation Army Kettles

Calgary Kettle Kick Off It’s December.  Officially winter has yet to arrive by the calendar.  But this is Edmonton and winter arrives without any reference to the calendar.   It is also the time of year when Salvation Army Kettles, those red containers, are placed around malls and stores in an effort to raise funds…

Governor General addresses AB Legislature

Wendy and I had the privilege today of being invited to the Alberta Legislature for the visit of Canada’s Governor General His Honour David Johnston.  We were with Mrs. Stelmach and Mrs. Kowoloski as well as a few other distinguished visitors in the Speaker’s Gallery. The Governor General spoke brilliantly and drew a picture of a Canada…