Letter to the citizens
July 12, 2019
Summer started slowly but is now upon us. School is over, families are gathering for get-togethers, reunions and community events. July 1st Party in the park activities and fireworks were great and well attended. Kudos to all organizers and volunteers involved!
Council met on July 9th and will not meet again until August 13th Council activities will resume normally on September 3rd.
We invite the whole community to participate in Heritage week activities starting August 5th to 10th. Come and enjoy the many Pancake breakfasts put on by Businesses and Clubs. Bring your family to the Cardston-Kainai Pow Wow on August 7th in Lions Park, check out all Agridome events, Softball games, join Mayor and Council for the Parade on August 10th and stay up late with family and friends to take on the excitement of the booming Fireworks. And to all who volunteer their time and efforts to bring some joy to our community, our sincere thanks.
Sadly, as a Town, we experienced on July 4th a dramatic set of events that have shaken the community. Two young men lost their lives in a tragic car collision on Hwy 5 just out of Town. Their families, relatives, friends and co-workers are mourning their tragic losses. We, as Mayor and Council, extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of Briggs Holland and Thor Tondevold. May this tragedy unite us in our grief and may we support one another in finding comfort and Peace. Thank you for your great community support to these two families. Thank-yous cannot not come near expressing our gratitude to all emergency personnel, RCMP officers, Cardston Peace Officer, Paramedics, Fire Department Chief and volunteers who were on the scene dealing with this traumatizing incident.