Millet council will attend Stephen Harper event

Millet council will attend Stephen Harper event

Council decides to pass on inspiring evening event in Leduc

Millet town council discussed issues ranging from a former prime minister to prayer breakfasts during their regular meeting Mar. 28.

Former prime minister

Councilors read a memo from staff regarding a Leduc and Wetaskiwin Chambers of Commerce upcoming event that features a pretty well known Albertan: former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The event, “An Evening with the Right Honourable Stephen Harper,” will be held June 15 at Leduc’s McLab Centre for the Performing Arts.

The evening will feature a networking time from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. that includes fresh offerings from local restaurants plus a cash bar.

Following will be Harper’s presentation, “21st Century Trends: Erosion of Global Stability.”

Tickets are $75 per person. Councilors discussed sending a representative, but noted the high ticket price. CAO Teri Pelletier noted this is not a political fundraiser, so the town can cover the ticket price.

Councilors decided Carol Sadoroszney will attend on behalf of Millet.

Prayer breakfast

Councilors then read a memo from both the City and County of Leduc informing them of the upcoming Mayors Prayer Evening scheduled for Apr. 10. The letter, from Leduc County mayor Tanni Doblanko and City of Leduc mayor Bob Young noted the event was previously a breakfast event.

“The evening will inspire and bring hope to the community through music and various speakers,” stated the mayors’ letter.

The event was scheduled to be held at the McLab Centre in Leduc.

Mayor Tony Wadsworth said he always liked attending the breakfast meeting, but Apr. 10 was a budget day and an evening event was too much on such a busy day.

No other councilors voiced interest in attending so council passed on the event.

Private deliberations

Council moved “in-camera” at about 6:30 p.m. to discuss private matters.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca