Local leaders to give municipal update Apr. 20

Presentations by three top local leaders will give food for thought at the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon Apr. 20.

Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce exec dir Jennifer Garries

Presentations by three top local leaders will give food for thought at the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon Apr. 20.

County of Wetaskiwin reeve Kathy Rooyakkers, City of Wetaskiwin mayor Bill Elliot and Town of Millet Mayor Tony Wadsworth will all give state of the municipality updates noted chamber executive director Jennifer Garries.

“There will be a lot to talk about with the upcoming municipal election,” said Garries by phone Mar 28.

She said the presentations typically allow the reeve and mayors to take a look back at 2016 in their regions, then allow a bit of prognostication for 2017 and perhaps discuss the issues that local voters have in mind as municipal elections loom next fall.

“It’s all about the mayors for this one,” added Garries.

Garries said she also expects the luncheon to be packed with dignitaries from around the greater region, but due to time constraints there probably won’t be a question and answer period. However, she also noted it’s traditional for the reeve and mayors to stick around after the luncheon to chat with members and guests who have questions.

The luncheon will be held at the Best Western Inn and Suites in Wetaskiwin, located on Hwy #2A Thursday, April 20 in the banquet rooms with buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the presentations. The luncheon will wrap up by 1 p.m.

Following the luncheon will be the chamber annual general meeting, including election of the board of directors. Nomination forms are available online at the chamber website and deadline for nominations is Apr. 7. The AGM is free and open to the public.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per person for members, $40 for non-members.

Ticket information is available online at http://www.wetaskiwinchamber.com/events/details/2017-april-luncheon-mayoral-address-agm-56, or by calling the chamber office at 780-312-0657.

Business expo

Garries reminded readers the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is coming up the weekend of May 5 to 7 in the Drill Hall. While it’s formal name is “Home, Garden and Business Expo,” Garries stated it will feature virtually every type of business imaginable.

She said banks will be there, insurance, agriculture, home renovation, gardening, food vendors, City of Wetaskiwin events and much more.

Booths are still available and for those who don’t want to rent a full booth, they can share one with another vendor. Check the chamber website for info or call the office at 780-312-0657 for rates and availability.

Don’t forget annual golf tourney

Garries also stated the chamber is bringing back their golf tournament for 2017. It will be held the weekend of June 15 at the beautiful Montgomery Glens Golf Club on Hwy #2A. More information is available on the chamber website at http://www.wetaskiwinchamber.com.