In the Community
Please find below some pictures of events involving our communities where I have participated.
Canada Day in Rosemary.
Arno, Don Gibb-Deputy Mayor, Yoko Fugimoto-Mayor, MP LaVar Payne and Laura Kasdorf (click to enlarge).
Arno and Wanda decorating cakes for charity at Strathmore Canada Day
celebrations (click to enlarge)
Arno with the Jensen family who were presented an 100 year farm award (click here to enlarge).
Gleichen Centennial Celebrations. Opening of campground with Fran Miller, Ken Sauve, MP Kevin Sorenson, Gordon Stewart, Arno, Doris Lindman (click to enlarge).
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)
Arno participating in the Strathmore Heritage Day parade.
Arno with a team of shooters at the 2010 Fun Shoot and BBQ.
Arno with members of the Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta during their visit to the Wheatland Lodge in Strathmore.
Arno with Girl Guides and their leaders from Brooks who will be going to Guelph, Ontario attending Guiding Mosaik 2010.
Arno, Wanda and Senator Michael Duffy
Arno, Minister Hancock and three student-tour guides on a tour of Bassano School
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
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 student Scott Hatton from Strathmore with Arno and the Speaker. (click to enlarge).
Arno and residents discussed the issues at public meetings held in Brooks, Strathmore and other locations within the constituency.
Health and Wellness Minister Gene Zwozdesky visits Strathmore Hospital. Minister Zwozdesky, hospital staff and Arno (click to enlarge).
Arno and Wanda visit residents of Newbrook Lodge in Brooks. (click to enlarge)
Arno visits with Residents of Wheatland Lodge (click to enlarge)
Arno and student in ELS program in Brooks (click to enlarge).
Grand Opening of Centennial Arena in Brooks (Photo courtesy of Hugo Brees, Brooks and County Chronicle)
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)
Minister Dave Hancock and students from Griffin School with Arno on Feb 1st, 2010.
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Arno presented Jerry Schaffer and Sharon Wells the Alberta Emergency Services medal for over 12 years of service with EMS.
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Open House at Meadowlark Senior Care Home in Strathmore on Saturday, Jan 23. Arno with resident Maggie Gregory and Debbie Wakelam, Managing Director.
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Brooks 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).
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
Arno conducts choir of MLAs at Caucus Christmas Party (click to enlarge)
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
Arno with the Premier during his visit to the Brooks Campus of Medicine Hat College
Arno discussing issues with Seniors at the Happy Gang 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.
Arno welcomes attendees at the Cattle Price Insurance Program meeting in Strathmore
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.
Arno 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..
Arno presents a Community Facility Enhancement Program cheque for $14,772.00 to Gordon Koester, from the Rockyford Community Centre Association.
Arno and MLA Robin Campbell serving at the Premiers Breakfast
Arno speaking with members of the Happy Gang in Strathmore on seniors care.
Arno participates in presentation to Canadian Badlands LTD. to support tourism initiatives
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The new Bassano Pool which recieved funding of $670,000 in Lottery funds from the Alberta Goverment.
Citizenship Ceremony at Griffin Park School where 116 people became new citizens of Canada
Arno speaking at the ground breaking cermony at the SageWood Adult Community in Strathmore
Arno participating in the Strathmore Heritage Days Parade
Arno with Mustang Survival Suit with
(l-r) Jeff Haley, Arno Doerksen, Kimball Yorston and John Silva and members of the fire department.
CEFP grant to the County of Newell for Emerson Bridge Park renovations with Reeve Molly Douglas
CIP Grant presented to- Tracy Hemsing - Rolling Hills Ag Society for Rink Renovations's
CIP Grant presented to Shauna & Amy Henrickson, Ross Owen - Div. 3 Ag Soc for Patricia Dinosaur Project Exhibit
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.
Arno and Wanda participating in the Bassano Parade.
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.
Premier Stelmach, Bassano Mayor Audrey Wilcox and Arno Doerksen during the Premiers visit to Bassano.
Presentation of the Premier's 4H Award to Myranda Stewart of Strathmore.
SuperKids program announcement with Justice Minister Alison Redford, Griffin Dyck and Lydia Isimeli.
Arno with MLA For A Day participants Jessie Wang from Brooks and Becca McDonald from Strathmore.
Official opening for EarthRenew. EarthRenew technology creates energy from cattle manure.