Pincher Creek Humane Society/SPCA held the grand opening on their new facility on Friday June 12, 2015. This facility has been in the making for years with planning, fundraising, filling out grants, and relocating during the actual building period, as the new facility is on the site of the old facility. The official ribbon was held by young helpers Alexandre and Catherine and speeches were given by MD of Pincher Creek Deputy Reeve Terry Yagos, Town of Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg, and Pincher Creek Humane Society President Clara Yagos. Mayor Anderberg performed the official ribbon cutting.
Mayor Anderberg cuts the ribbon as Deputy Reeve Terry Yagos and Humane Society President Clara Yagos look on (with Alexandre and Catherine holding the ribbon)Clara Yagos thanked both the town and MD for their commitment toward the society, the many people who came to celebrate, the members of the board both past and present, volunteers, and those who donated time, money and effort to make this happen. "When I got on the board in 2007, this was a dream," said Clara Yagos. She quoted western writer Louis L'amour, "'There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning'." She said that even though this was the grand opening, there was still much more work to be done, including the rocky area around the building, and the actual day to day operation of the facility.
|Back: Catherine, Alex Front: Julia, Hannah, Emma, Adrijanna|
|Staff and volunteers Sandra, Jessilyn, Shannon, Megan|
^ After the public ceremonies Scherger gathered her youth volunteers together and gave them certificates for their hard work and involvement. Each has their own reasons for helping, and all showed a great care for the animals. Her volunteers include Robin Argument, Laura Parisis, Megan Sundberg, Regan Kuzyk, Jessilyn Karasz, Alex Cameron, and Aubrey Jesen (not pictured).
|Side view of the new facility|
|Front view of new facility|