Mayor's Letter to Citizens - August 2018

Letter to the citizens

August 21, 2018

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In the summer months, Council takes a break from the regular monthly meetings’ schedule, but we are all busy with community and out of town responsibilities and representations.

Heritage week was a huge success with such wonderful activities for the whole family, young and old. But all this does not happen without much preparation, organization and countless hours of volunteer service.

First of all, the delicious pancake breakfasts, compliments of Legacy Funeral Home, Carriage Lane Mall, Extra Foods, and the Lions Club! Thank you for your community spirit and generosity! Your many volunteers deserve a big hand! And thank you to all who came to eat and enjoy the delicious food!

Congratulations to all those who attended the Pow Wow on an incredibly hot afternoon! Thank you for all the positive feedback and your words of encouragement. It was heart-warming to see so many joining hands with our Indigenous neighbors and visitors. The round dance is truly a healing dance. Hopefully many of you had a chance to a strike a conversation with someone new to you, and relate to your friends and families the beauty of the pageantry with the wonderful dancing, singing and drumming; Kudos to all who volunteered their time and efforts to make this cultural event possible; a huge thank you to Town and Council and Blood Tribe Chief and Council for their continued support of our annual Pow Wow. Special thanks to the Cardston Chamber of Commerce, the Business Community and to all our sponsors for their significant contributions towards a very special 2018 Pow Wow!

Liz Woodruff and her Muddy Warrior event went very well. It looks like participation numbers were up from its first year and the participants enjoyed it very much.

Over the course of the week, the Ag Society held a rodeo and many associated activities including the popular mud bog and the evening rodeos; many thanks to all who supported these exciting events which are a delight for the whole family.  At the Agridome, it was also my pleasure to present plaques to our 2018 Citizens of the year, Burt and Elaine Piepgrass, and to our Lifetime citizen of the year, Mr. Bert Holmes. I want to thank them for their wonderful contributions in our community.

Then there was the Parade, with such a large amount of entries and many amazing floats. We heard great comments as to the superb organization of the 2018 parade. Thank you to our 2018 Parade Marshall, Fred Lacey, who looked great with his wife in his Remington Museum Carriage! Thank you to the Remington Carriage Museum for giving Mayor and Council as well as our out of town guests a wonderful ride in a superb carriage! Kudos to the Rotary for staging this crowning event and for all who volunteered their time to make it a resounding success! The covered skies sheltered us all from the scorching heat and it seemed that attendance was at a record high. Candies were flying in the air to the great delight of the children. The Mayor’s Luncheon was well attended and we were pleased to have in our midst our MP Glen Motz, our MLA Grant Hunter and their wives, as well as our 2018 Cardston-Kainai Princess, Mataya Fox and her supportive family. Our Princess is a CHS student and will be a great ambassador for our community. Many thanks to all who came out to enjoy a day of celebration!

Then the loud bangs filled the air and vivid colors of splendid fireworks illuminated the night sky putting an end to a busy and thrilling Heritage week! Many thanks to all Town Staff and summer students for their great work and support during Heritage Week! Well done, all!

Thank you all for your continued support! See you all again next year!

Always at your service,

Mayor Maggie Kronen