Wednesday, June 18, 2008

MGD08 Photo Tour

Municipal Government Day has just wrapped up and it has to have been one of the best ones we've ever had! I had a few moments here and there where I could snap a few quick pics and I thought I'd share them with you. - just in case you didn't get a chance to be there.

As I said the turn out was great but the line up for the BBQ moved pretty smoothly thanks to the expert serving staff.

Maybe you thought I was exaggerating about how great a turnout we had?

Part of the day was the "Muni Olympics" that pitted local politicians against each other in 50's themed games. A first this year was an MLA taking part. Here you see GP Wapiti MLA Wayne Drysdale competing in the marble shootout as GP Alderman, Lourne Radbourne looks on.

Wembley Councillor Colleen Holler takes her shot.

Another of the MuniO events was a good old sack race. Here Gordon Frentz from Grande Cache and Debbie from Dawson Creek are neck and neck!

... and my favourite picture of the whole day. Alderman Elroy Deimert tears up the track! (Elroy chaired the MGD committee this year - he and his team did a great job)

Aside from the BBQ and the games there were lots of activities for the kids, including face painting....

... and train rides!

Back at the BBQ Alderman Blackmore protects the burgers...

... and Alderman Wong makes sure all the cardboard is folded away for recycling.

The day is also a chance for people to see city equipment up close... who would have thought the mowers would have been so popular?

Also popular was the fire department's ladder truck.

I'm not sure he'll convince them that climbing the 75 foot ladder is any fun.

Looking inside the cab was a little more my speed too.

Also on display were the city's two hybrid vehicles, this Ford Escape Hybrid is used by the parks department....

... and the development services department have this Honda Civic.

Inside the Crystal Centre many departments had displays set up - here Felix Seiler shows the plans for the new Aquatics Centre.

That's all I've got - if you did miss it you'll have to plan to be there next year!

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