An ELEVATOR MINUTE in the City of Leduc

a personal view on this city’s assets

To address some readers confusion: this headline was borrowed from Barry Macdonald who besides being a regular contributor to the Pipestone Flyer is a fundraising specialist. An Elevator Statement is when a sales person or promoter finally gets a hold of a VIP, who sighs and says: “OK, get in the elevator with me, and you only have until I reach my floor to deliver your pitch”.
So, I changed that a bit and created the Elevator Minute.
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 This week, following Thanksgiving weekend, I want to focus on people who make life more pleasant in our City of Leduc: Public Works teams who are dynamically implementing our new Organics Program, a necessity in the world today. Also, I am offering my sincere CONGRATS to the City of Leduc, a recipient of the Recycling Council of Alberta’s Award on a Great Landfill. Way to go, MCL and Leduc Regional Landfill operators! 

 Best wishes to PLAY’D OUT CAFE owners Vanessa Eckert-Good (yes, Rose Good’s daughter-in-law)  and Misty Weeks who celebrated their Grand Opening on the morning of Tuesday, October 9. Fifteen kids and their caregivers were in attendance, and our Leduc Mayor, two councillors and our regional MLA did the honors. Located on Main Street, this lovely and spacious café will offer food and refreshments, to parents and care providers of children ages 0-6, along with a large play space.  This is a unique concept, only found once in Edmonton and St-Albert.
 LEDUC  ANTIQUE  MALL owner Dianne Hennigar has her hands full with a retail business and four kids, but she is lucky to have a devoted and hard-working mom, Lillian Coles, who tends to that marvellous shopping destination on Leduc’s Main Street (50th Ave.) five days a week, greeting visitors with her unique Maritimes charm. 
 Also, THANKS to the (full-time and part-time) men and women who protect our lives and property in this City and region, and the families who support their careers.  Also, thanks to the Pipestone Flyer Team who produced once again an excellent FIRE BRIGADE supplement to celebrate Fire prevention Week, and to the regional business operators who sponsored this special edition!

 A special CUDOS to all those working with seniors, either in Home Care or in Lodges… As a sweet elderly friend of mine was ‘charmed’ recently into moving to a Seniors’ Lodge, I appreciate that heaven-sent service, more than ever!!

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