In the Community

Please find below some pictures of events involving our communities where I have participated.


Canada Day in Rosemary

Canada Day in Rosemary.
Arno, Don Gibb-Deputy Mayor, Yoko Fugimoto-Mayor, MP LaVar Payne and Laura Kasdorf (click to enlarge).

Canada Day in Strathmore

Arno and Wanda decorating cakes for charity at Strathmore Canada Day celebrations (click to enlarge)


Jensen Family Century Award

Arno with the Jensen family who were presented an 100 year farm award (click here to enlarge).

Gleichen Centennial Celebrations
Gleichen Centennial Celebrations. Opening of campground with Fran Miller, Ken Sauve, MP Kevin Sorenson, Gordon Stewart, Arno, Doris Lindman (click to enlarge).

Crawling valley celebration

Strathmore Public School Music Association Cheque Presentation

Arno speaks at Crawling Valley's 25th Anniversary celebration. (click to enlarge)

Arno presents a cheque from the Community Initiative Program to the Strathmore Public School Music Parents’ Association with Debbie Chaisson -Treasurer and Karly Zinken - Music Teacher. (click to enlarge)

Waste Water Commisioning

Commisioning of Rosemary Waste Water Lift Station. Left to right is LaVar Payne – MP Medicine Hat Constituency; Yoko Fujimoto – Mayor of Rosemary; Don Gibb – Deputy Mayor; Arno. (click to enlarge)

Arno at Strathmore Heritagae days parade

Arno participating in the Strathmore Heritage Day parade.




Arno and a team of shooters at the Fun Shoot Fundraiser

Arno with a team of shooters at the 2010 Fun Shoot and BBQ.




Arno with members of the Seniors Advisory Committee

Arno with members of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta during their visit to the Wheatland Lodge in Strathmore.



Girl Guides Arno with Girl Guides and their leaders from Brooks who will be going to Guelph, Ontario attending Guiding Mosaik 2010.



Senator Mike Duffy

Arno, Wanda and Senator Michael Duffy

Minister Hancock Visit
Arno, Minister Hancock and three student-tour guides on a tour of Bassano School

Bassano School Grand Opening
Grand Opening Celebration for Bassano school. Arno presenting a plaque on behalf of the Province of Alberta to student Cody Lassiter and Principal Daryl Sametz

Red Shirt Ceremony

The Caucus shown participating in the “Red Fridays” event. This event was part of the national challenge issued by Red Fridays Canada to support our Armed Forces (click to enlarge)

MLA for a day

MLA for a day student Scott Hatton from Strathmore with Arno and the Speaker. (click to enlarge).

Public Meetings
Arno and residents discussed the issues at public meetings held in Brooks, Strathmore and other locations within the constituency.

Health Minister visit StrathmoreHealth and Wellness Minister Gene Zwozdesky visits Strathmore Hospital. Minister Zwozdesky, hospital staff and Arno (click to enlarge).

Newbrook Lodge brooks
Arno and Wanda visit residents of Newbrook Lodge in Brooks. (click to enlarge)

Wheatland Lodge
Arno visits with Residents of Wheatland Lodge (click to enlarge)

ESL Classs Brooks
Arno and student in ELS program in Brooks (click to enlarge).

Centennial Regional Arena Brooks
Grand Opening of Centennial Arena in Brooks (Photo courtesy of Hugo Brees, Brooks and County Chronicle)

Sunrise Gardens

Minister Mary Anne Jablonski’s visit on Jan 27,2010 for the Grand
Opening of AgeCare’s new Senior’s facility, Sunrise Gardens,
in Brooks. Minister Jablonski, Dr. Patel with Arno. (click to enlarge)

Griffin School
Minister Dave Hancock and students from Griffin School with Arno on Feb 1st, 2010.
(click to enlarge)

EMS Awards

Arno presented Jerry Schaffer and Sharon Wells the Alberta Emergency Services medal for over 12 years of service with EMS.
(click to enlarge)

Meadow Lark OpeningOpen House at Meadowlark Senior Care Home in Strathmore on Saturday, Jan 23. Arno with resident Maggie Gregory and Debbie Wakelam, Managing Director.
(click to enlarge)

Brooks Christmas Open HouseBrooks Christmas Open House (click to enlarge)

Left to Right: Brian deJong (councilor), Kimberly Sharkey (councilor), LeVar Payne, MP; Martin Shields, Mayor; Arno, Molly Douglass (Reeve), Clayton Johnson (councilor), Harold Wutzke (councilor), and Rolf Bander (councilor).

Open House Strathmore Strathmore Christmas Open House (click to enlarge)

Left to Right: George Lattery, Glenn Roestel, Ben Armostrong, Shirley Reinhardt, Arno, Bernie Bland, Kevin Sorenson, MP; Don Vander Veld, Lois Wegener, Bob Sobol

Caucus Christmas PartyArno conducts choir of MLAs at Caucus Christmas Party (click to enlarge)

SuperKids SuperKids Presentation (click to enlarge)

Arno and Michael Glynn McDonalds, owner Movie Experts, Jon Nesbitt – Brooks Bulletin, Mayor Martin Shields, Kim Sharkey- Brooks and District Chamber of Commerce, Constable Paul Post – Brooks RCMP and Grasslands School Resource Officer, Scott and Carrie Ives- owners Brooks McDonalds, Rod Desgagne- President Brooks Lions Club, Molly Douglass- Reeve, County of Newel, Staff Sgt. John Haley, Detachment Commander Brooks Detachment, Owner Capital Glass, Manager Vauxhall Co-op

Premiers visitArno with the Premier during his visit to the Brooks Campus of Medicine Hat College

Happy Gang Meeting
Arno discussing issues with Seniors at the Happy Gang meeting in Strathmore.

.Town Hall Meeting in Strathmore
Town Hall Meeting in Strathmore. Meetings were also held in Brooks and Bassano to support discussion on topics of importance to residents.

Cattle Price Insurance MeetingArno welcomes attendees at the Cattle Price Insurance Program meeting in Strathmore

Meeting with Challenges Group
Arno and Brooks Mayor Martin Shields meet with the Challenges Group to answer questions about local and provincial governments and about recent issues facing Brooks and area.

Rockyford GrantArno presents a $364,848 grant for Rockybord Sportplex renovations to Ian Lawn, President Rockyford Ag. Society. Mayor Darcy Burke at far left with Ag. Society members..

Rockyford Community Grant
Arno presents a Community Facility Enhancement Program cheque for $14,772.00 to Gordon Koester, from the Rockyford Community Centre Association.

Premiers Breakfast 2009
Arno and MLA Robin Campbell serving at the Premiers Breakfast

Happy Gang Discussion September 2009
Arno speaking with members of the Happy Gang in Strathmore on seniors care.

Badlands recieves Funds
Arno participates in presentation to Canadian Badlands LTD. to support tourism initiatives
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Bassano Pool
The new Bassano Pool which recieved funding of $670,000 in Lottery funds from the Alberta Goverment.

Citizenship Ceremony
Citizenship Ceremony at Griffin Park School where 116 people became new citizens of Canada

Sagewood Ground Beaking
Arno speaking at the ground breaking cermony at the SageWood Adult Community in Strathmore

Strathmore Heritage Days
Arno participating in the Strathmore Heritage Days Parade

Mustang Suit Photo
Arno with Mustang Survival Suit with
(l-r) Jeff Haley, Arno Doerksen, Kimball Yorston and John Silva and members of the fire department.

County of Newell  Emerson Bridge Park renos
CEFP grant to the County of Newell for Emerson Bridge Park renovations with Reeve Molly Douglas

Rolling Hills Ag Society Rink Renos CIP Grant
CIP Grant presented to- Tracy Hemsing - Rolling Hills Ag Society for Rink Renovations's

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CIP Grant presented to Shauna & Amy Henrickson, Ross Owen - Div. 3 Ag Soc for Patricia Dinosaur Project Exhibit

Strathmore Community Crisis Association
Arno presents grant to the Strathmore Community Crisis Association

Arno with Diabetes Association (Brooks & District) Executive Director, Arlene Currie and with Dwayne Russ's grade 3 class from Bassano School in a photo taken for the Healthy Choices Calendar.

Arno speaking in the Town of Strathmore at the Canada Day Celebrations.

Bassano Parade 2009
Arno and Wanda participating in the Bassano Parade.

MLAs touring XL Lakeside
Arno with MLAs touring the XL-Lakeside Packers beef plant in Brooks on June 16th.

Arno and Kyle Larson, Associate Principal Strathmore High School. Funds from the Community Initiatives Program together with school-based fundraising activities supported the purchase of a bus.

Premiers Visit to Bassano 2009
Premier Stelmach, Bassano Mayor Audrey Wilcox and Arno Doerksen during the Premiers visit to Bassano.

Premiers Award 4H Myranda Stewart of Strathmore

Presentation of the Premier's 4H Award to Myranda Stewart of Strathmore.

SuperKids Presentation with Minister Alison Redford
SuperKids program announcement with Justice Minister Alison Redford, Griffin Dyck and Lydia Isimeli.

MLA for a Day Participants 2009
Arno with MLA For A Day participants Jessie Wang from Brooks and Becca McDonald from Strathmore.

EarthRenew Opening 2009
Official opening for EarthRenew. EarthRenew technology creates energy from cattle manure.