By Sheldon Spackman
Calgary’s Southern Jubilee Auditorium was the site on Friday to a State Memorial for former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. Prentice perished in a plane crash near Kelowna, B.C. on October 13th, along with three others, including the Father-In-Law to one of his daughters.
Family, friends and colleagues of Prentice all paid tribute to the former Premier, MP and business leader, including from Alberta’s Lieutenant-Governor, the Honourable Lois Mitchell. Mitchell described Prentice as a “great Albertan and a great Canadian”, adding “he had the ability to see the best in the people around him” and “a man who reached great heights in the fields of business and public service and left a very meaningful legacy in both worlds.”
Current Premier Rachel Notley described Jim Prentice as “a remarkable Albertan whose contributions will long benefit every citizen of this province”, adding “in the rough world of politics, it is a reminder to us all, to never lose sight of the humanity, the dedication and the contribution of every colleague.”
Prentice’s daughter Cassia shared her thoughts on her father on behalf of the family and said her father was “so much to so many and he was absolutely everything to our family”, adding “his life was lived as a pledge to his parents, one of integrity, kindness, hard work and community.” Cassia also spoke of her admiration for her father, saying “I was so proud to walk into a room with my father.” Cassia also took time to honour her Father-In-Law Dr. Ken Gellatly as well and said “the tragedy remains impossible to believe.”
The Honourable Chuck Strahl shared his thoughts on Prentice, saying Jim always seemed to live out the expression “people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
Stephen Harper paid tribute to Prentice, saying “Jim was a dedicated, knowledgeable and respected politician” and “his decency made a difference.” Harper also noted that “we gave the hardest assignments to the people that were best able to handle them and Jim was always one of those people.” Harper ended his tribute by saying “in his long public service career, Jim always gave Canada and Alberta his very best and that is how he deserves to be remembered.”
Prentice was 60 years old and is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen and his three daughters and two grandchildren.
You can watch the full State Memorial by clicking this link:
St. Joseph High School gets a head start on college degree
From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools: Student receives Certificate of Achievement in dual credit from Bow Valley College
Bria Lajeunesse is the first student from St. Joseph High School to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Dual Credit from Bow Valley College in Calgary. This award will be presented to her during the graduation ceremony.
Dual credit programs allow high school students to take a post-secondary course or a series of courses and earn both high school credits, as well as college/university credentials. The Certificate of Achievement in Dual Credit is awarded to students who have completed four post-secondary courses during high school.
“Bria is an amazing young lady who has worked extremely hard to achieve this honour. We are very proud of her and wish her the best of luck as she pursues her goals at university,” said Principal, Graeme Daniel at St. Joseph High School.
Lajeunesse began dual credit courses in Grade 10 and completed four courses connected to practical nursing throughout her time in high school. She averaged 91% in these four courses. “Bria is an outstanding student. We wish her the best of luck in her continued studies, where I know she will excel,” said Dual Credit Lead Teacher, Tracey Millar at St. Joseph High School.
Scott Subaru: Canada’s most environmentally friendly car dealership has opened in Red Deer
You should visit Scott Subaru Passive House even if you’re not in the market for a new ride
From Scott Subaru: IT’S HAPPENED!
We have moved into our new eco-friendly / energy efficient Passive House dealership and man are we happy! Although we are still in our ‘settling in’ process, we welcome you to come on down, have a nice hot beverage, and see just how big and beautiful this place is. We will be setting up a date for the Grand Opening once we have all our eggs in a cozy basket, so stay tuned for more information on that soon!
The Scott Subaru Passive House is inspired by our partner, Subaru of Indiana, the automotive manufacturer that has achieved zero landfill status! Using an already positioned building, we strategically dismantled it piece by piece and saved everything we could for reuse and donation. For example, furniture donated, wires and cables salvaged to be recycled, and windows saved for re-use else where. This is an incredibly energy efficient dealership that is estimated to cost less than $200/year to heat and cool!
Outside we have permeable pavement for the landscaping. This eco-friendly, sustainable pavement helps reduce storm water run off, protecting it from solids and pollutants that travel to drainage facilities, and naturally filters the storm water turning it to ground water. Engineered to keep the building pristine while minimizing our energy use and environmental impact. 🍃🌎♻️
Massive thanks to everyone who was involved in this project! Black Creek Developments Inc., Sublime Design Studio Inc., Peel Passive House, 908 Engineering, Lex 3 Engineering, Sable Electrical Services, Cover Architecture, Heron’s Nest Landscaping, and many more…!!
Our new location address is 6863 50 Avenue, Red Deer AB.
Learn more about Passive House here…
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