Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail kept Chestermere Historical Foundation from putting on a BBQ!
The Chestermere Historical Foundation along with the help of M&M Meat Shops put on a BBQ this past Saturday to raise $859 to restore Chestermere’s original fire truck, a 1952 Ford. While the temperature was not high, spirits were as many hungry people stopped by to support the cause after looking for bargains at the BMO parade of garage sales. The CHF even provided old fashioned A&W style window service. Saturday shift firefighters from Chestermere Station #59, members of the Lions Club, Chestermere/Rockyview MLA Bruce McAllister and a host of brave volunteers took their a turn and flipped a few burgers and hot dogs. Thank goodness for the hot coffee to keep everyone warm.
The Historical Foundation is very appreciative of everyone’s support and while some sunshine would have been a bonus we all know that you can’t wait for nice weather to BBQ in Alberta! Check out more photos at www.chestermerehistory.org.
The Chestermere Historical Foundation (CHF) is interested in your membership and help with ongoing & upcoming projects–fire truck, historic murals, genealogy, historic quilt, & presentations to elementary schools. The next meeting is Tuesday June 12th 6:30pm in the Chestermere Library. CHF is also collecting copies of old photographs from early days at Chestermere Lake. Contact CHF via the webpage or call 403 272 3764.
And watch for the “Chestermere Cabin Owners Association” ( CCOA) fire truck in the Chestermere Country Fair Parade!