Retired health care worker to run for council

Retired health care worker to run for council

Lana Curle to run for council

A retired health care worker has decided to let her name stand for municipal office.

Lana Curle, who spent 38 years with Alberta health Services, specializing in seniors’ health, home care and long term care has thrown her hat into the political ring and will run for a spot on Rimbey town council.

Curle is the daughter of Judy and the late Art Frayn and grew up in Rimbey.

She has not been involved in the political scene before, but is looking forward to the opportunity.

“Having grown up in Rimbey I know what a friendly and supportive community it is,” she said. “Rimbey has always been home to me and I know the town has some real gems in it such as the Nesting Place and the race track.”

She is also impressed with the recreational facilities that are available.

She believes her background in seniors’ health lends itself well to the changes Rimbey is about to experience regarding the new seniors lodge.

“I am especially interested in the transition of the seniors and the repurposing of the old lodge,” she said.

Curle sings in the community choir and is a member of the Rimbey Art Club. She is also an avid quilter and volunteer treasurer of the United Church in Rimbey.

She and her partner, Bryan Wiese, have five children and 11 grandchildren.

She encourages eligible voters to exercise their right to go to the polls.

“Each vote matters, so get out and vote,” she said. “I think it’s time to have a lady back on council,” she added.