MD of Pincher Creek Reeve Brian Hammond, Foothills MP John Barlow, Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier, Calgary-McKay-Nose Hill MLA Karen McPherson, Crestview Lodge Manager Millie Loeffler, Pincher Creek Foundation Chair Sahra Nodge, Town of Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg
Christian Davis - A ground breaking ceremony was held for the new Crestview Lodge construction project in Pincher Creek on Wednesday July 27. Dignitaries in attendance included Pincher Creek Foundation (PCF) Board Members, Foothills MP John Barlow, Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier, Calgary-McKay-Nose Hill MLA Karen McPherson representing Alberta Minister of Seniors Lori Sigurdson, Town of Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg, Municipal District of Pincher Creek Reeve Brian Hammond, Town and MD councillors. architect George Berry, former foundation Chair Neil Stewart, and representatives from Golden Triangle Construction Management Inc.
George Berry (Berry Architecture), Golden Triangle President James Peloso, Calgary-McKay-Nose Hill MLA Karen McPherson, Crestview Lodge Manager Millie Loeffler, Pincher Creek Foundation Chair Sahra Nodge
From earlier story: Architect John Berry with Sahra Nodge and Crestview plans
(Crestview plans courtesy Berry Architecture)
According to the Pincher Creek Foundation "The two story 50 unit Lodge will feature spacious resident suites, increased dining area and dedicated recreation and lounge spaces. Outdoor amenities and will feature an roof top gardens, sheltered patio and improved parking with covered entrance."
Calgary-McKay-Nose Hill MLA Karen McPherson
Pincher Creek Foundation Chair Sahra Nodge acted as MC for the event, giving a brief explanation of the project to date and introducing the guest speakers. PCF Administrative Assistant Barb Lloyd led the crowd in the singing of the national anthem which was followed by greetings from Alberta Minister of Seniors Lori Sigurdson, presented by Calgary-McKay-Nose Hill MLA Karen McPherson.
|Foothills MP John Barlow|
Town of Pincher Creek Councillor and Pincher Creek Foundation board member Lorne Jackson with Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier
|Town of Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg and Crestview Lodge Manager Millie Loeffler|
"As far as the new lodge is concerned, the overall really good thing to me is that the upgrades are going to provide years and years of great living accommodation for our seniors in a safe and healthy environment."
Former Pincher Creek Foundation Chair Neil Stewart, MD of Pincher Creek Reeve and former foundation chair Brian Hammond, MLA Pat Stier
George Berry of Berry Architecture
"This is a wonderful day. This is a day of celebration, a day of joy."
"I am ecstatic looking forward to the ribbon cutting day, but your moving day I'll guarantee that I'll be down here to help you physically move into your building. That's one of the promises that I make. I want to come down and help you move from here into your brand new home. It's one of the celebrations I get to have."
At the conclusion of the speeches a photo-op was held outside, and then the attendees, dignitaries, and residents enjoyed cake and beverages inside.
MLA Pat Stier with MD of Pincher Creek councillor and Pincher Creek Foundation board member Garry Marchuk
MLA Pat Stier with Golden Triangle President James Peloso
Crestview's Constance Robinson serving cake
Crestview's Barb Lloyd serves cake to Town of Pincher Creek councillor Wayne Elliott
photos C. Davis except where noted