♫ Happy Birthday to You… ♫ Did you know that the Red Deer City Chamber of Commerce is turning 120 years old this year?
Yep! That’s right! On Friday July 11, 2014, they had a luncheon BBQ on the old historic Black Train Bridge that crosses the Red Deer River to help celebrate this milestone. Since Brian is a Chamber member, we figured it would be best to take a short break from work to go out and enjoy this event. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for an outdoor BBQ. You had a choice of many beverages to wet your whistle along with tasty hamburgers or hotdogs to satisfy the rumblings of the midsection. Even Ron MacLean made an appearance via a photograph in the hands of the City’s Mayor, Tara Veer!
Red Deer is vying with Lethbridge to host the 2019 Winter Games. And not to be missed, if you strolled down the hill, was the delicious Chamber Cake for dessert and opportunity to sign the banner in support of “Red Deer is Ready” campaign for the games.
Last, and certainly most enjoyable, was to chug back up the little hill and walk across the river on the Old Black Bridge and feel the breeze blowing in your hair.
We were happy to remember that back at the shop, our trusty employees were holding up the fort while the RCMP stood atop the Ol’ Wagon keeping an eye on things for us.