Seniors recognized during activities held at Drop In

Last Wednesday, seniors in Rimbey had the opportunity to enjoy a volunteer fair which included a day filled

Bert Bazk and Martha Lovlie

Last Wednesday, seniors in Rimbey had the opportunity to enjoy a volunteer fair which included a day filled with a potpourri of events including interesting speakers, good food, socializing and entertainment.

Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw, one of the speakers at the fair held at Rimbey Drop In Centre said seniors are the backbone of a community.

“You, your parents and your siblings have seen the advancement from horse and buggy to fuel efficient cars, the chilly outhouse to indoor plumbing, dipping water from the well to running water, gas lanterns to electric light, party line telephones to cell phones and computers, internet and satellite TV and airplanes.

Pankiw gave special thanks to the seniors in Rimbey.

“Seniors in Rimbey through their various contributions have established a vibrant and welcoming community. Through the generations, Rimbey has grown to offer a lifestyle which is the envy of many communities.”

Pankiw noted seniors are friendly and welcoming.

“As you walk the streets of Rimbey, you will always be greeted by a hello and a smile from those you pass by. Chances are, it will be a senior (who greets you in such a fashion).”

Ponoka County Reeve Paul McLauchlin said seniors continue to play an important role in today’s society and noted how that generation likes to mingle with today’s youth creating a win/win situation.

Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House and Sundre MLA Joe Anglin gave seniors credit for being diverse individuals who have lived through the depression and world wars and survived.

“You are the people who built this province,” he said.

Rimbey FCSS, The Drop In Centre, Ponoka County and Rimoka Housing sponsored the volunteer fair.

 

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