Former MLA to be honored by community

For 23 years Tory MLA Ty Lund served his constituents to the best of his ability and now his loyal supporters think ...

For 23 years Tory MLA Ty Lund served his constituents to the best of his ability and now his loyal supporters think it’s high time they said thanks for a job well done.

In honor of Lund, the former MLA for Rocky Mountain House, an open house is to be held at the Leslieville Community Centre beginning at 1 p.m. June 23.

The open house will have an informal program, but mostly it will be a chance to get together and say thanks to a man who gave a great deal to his province and his constituents for many years, said one of the organizers, Wanda Sunde.

“There will be some type of informal program, but Ty isn’t the kind of guy who would want anything formal.”

Sunde said there has been talk of holding such an event ever since Lund was defeated by Wildrose candidate Joe Anglin in the April 23 provincial election.

‘“When are we going to do something for Ty?” everyone kept saying,” said Sunde. “We all just wanted to say thank you. Even before he was MLA he did so much with the municipal government. Over the years he certainly has done more than his share and always shown huge dedication to his job. His services will be missed.”

The open house is to include refreshments.