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Mayor's Blog - 2015 Blogs

Columns written by Mayor Tyler Warman in 2015, on a wide range of topics, including town council information, upcoming events, important budgetary issues, and local attractions. His blogs can be found here, and published in the Lakeside Leader the Wednesday after it appears online.  

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Sep 27

50th Anniversary

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 2:38 PM by Jordan Schenkelberg

Within a matter of weeks the Town of Slave Lake will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. It seems like such a milestone, and to think of where we came from 50 years ago seems unfathomable. For some they can remember what 50 years ago looked like, and others have celebrated every birthday with the town! We have come from a much smaller population, with dirt roads, to where we are now. To put it in contrast the Town of Oudewater in Holland is celebrating its 750th anniversary this year. So it has me thinking, where will the Town of Slave Lake be in 50 years? Or 750 years? I have to think the sky’s the limit. Getting back to what’s going on with our 50th anniversary, here is what’s happening: Friday July 31st starts with a reception at the Town office at 6pm. We are inviting all residents current and former to come see our beautiful town office. We will be recognizing past council members and mayors. We will also have some displays of the history of Slave Lake. Later on, we will finish off the night with an awesome fireworks display. Saturday the Alliance Church will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 9-11 am. At 11 am Town staff and volunteers will be hosting an outdoor event at the Charity Ball Diamonds, Harry Bartlett has organized a fun slow pitch game. Bring a glove because everybody is invited. After the game there is going to be music, activities, and children’s events. Mr. Mikes and Plains Midstream are doing a BBQ so there should be some great food too! Saturday night there will a dinner and dance at the MRC starting at 5pm. Attendees will be shown a slideshow illustrating how we got where we are today, along with some great pictures and stories about Slave Lake’s past. Tickets can be purchased for $70.00 at the MRC or at Boston Pizza. The cost of the tickets are based on covering the cost of the event for 200 people. In the event any extra money is made, it will be donated to the Legacy Center. Currently ticket sales are quite slow, and if they don’t pick up soon, this portion of the weekend might change or be cancelled. In the spirit of making sure nobody is left hungry there will be another pancake breakfast on Sunday morning at 9:30 am at the town office hosted by Plains Midstream. The other cool thing is the Library has taken on a project of managing a time capsule, which has actually turned into two capsules. One was buried in the past, and has been found, and the library will be unveiling them at 11:30 am that Sunday morning. To add to the fun we are creating a 2015 time capsule and are looking for items. If you have pictures, documents, stories (pretty much anything that would fit in an 8.5 x11.5 inch envelope) drop them off at the library and they will do their best to include them in the 2015 time capsule. 50 years needs to be recognized and celebrated, and we are planning to do that on the August long weekend and its our hope you, your friends, and family will join us and take part in this event. .