Crossfield partners with Rodeo Parade
Crossfield Council Briefs: From the April 3 council meeting
Crossfield council has decided to partner with the Crossfield Rodeo Committee and share the costs of putting on the Pete Knight Rodeo Parade, April 3.
The move came after the Rodeo Committee requested funds from the Town. Council committed $1,000 to the event last year.
“The thinking behind this is that the parade is over and above the rodeo,” said Mayor Nathan Anderson. “It helps showcase the town and our businesses.”
The Town will be splitting the cost of the event, which is expected to be about $3,100.
Anderson added that the cost is very reasonable considering the amount of time volunteers put into the traditional parade.
“It’s hard to put a value on volunteers,” said Anderson. “The amount of work they put in dwarfs the cost that we will be putting in.”
In addition to the financial support, the Town will waive the fee to use the community hall for the day, as preparations for the parade take place there.
This year’s Pete Knight Rodeo Parade is expected to be held on June 16.
Crossfield Community Services Director Russ Nash presented council with the idea of opening up the W.G. Murdoch fitness room to provide the town an alternative to driving into Airdrie to exercise.
Nash said the school came to him with the idea, and they have been working on logistics of the plan to present to council.
“The school came to me looking to see if they could partner with us to open the fitness room to the community,” said Nash.
“It’s a room that has all the basic equipment you would need in there. They have treadmills and free weights. It’s not big, but it would do what we need.”
The April 3 presentation was the first in a series and Nash said he hopes to see the project begin before the school year ends.
“There isn’t a time frame yet, we are still in the working stages here,” said Nash.
No cost has been quoted for users of the fitness centre, but Nash said it is likely that it will cost less than travelling to Airdrie and using Genesis Place.
Anderson said he is happy with the idea as it is a great way to stay fit and interact with your neighbours.
“When you have an opportunity to get fit and stay in shape, it’s a good platform for people to get to know each other,” said Anderson.
“There are people who want a Genesis Place in Crossfield, but that’s not going to happen. This is a step in the right direction.”