That's Life - December 13, 2017

The Alberta Order of Excellence is the highest honour the Province of Alberta can bestow on a citizen of this Province. Members of the Order are citizens who have gone above and beyond to serve Albertans. The Order reflects the diversity and breadth of achievement of all Albertans.

If you know someone, or know someone who might know someone, who knows a remarkable Albertan who has made significant contributions to the lives of other Albertans and deserves to be considered for this honour, please contact me so their nomination can be considered.

Nominees must be Canadian citizens, live in Alberta and must have made a significant contribution provincially, nationally and internationally. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2018.

The unusually warm conditions have seen a lot of Christmas decorations going up throughout the region. Take the time to load up your family and enjoy all of the beautiful displays this Christmas season.

Just a reminder that Trochu’s Arboretum Festival of Lights goes this Friday, December 15 to January 1, 2018. Hot chocolate and apple cider are served nightly and this year’s hot dog nights are December 16, 22, 27 and 29. This is a must see, so travel to Trochu and enjoy this spectacular display. And don’t forget to tuck a donation into the box as you enter. I mean, you don’t have to, but the Arboretum is a wonderful attraction and a donation, of any amount, is always welcome.

This Saturday is “Kid’s Night Out”, in Three Hills. Doors open at the Three Hills Community Centre at 6:30 pm. This year there will be a bounce castle, glitter tattoo table, an opportunity for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus (parents, please bring your cameras or phones), Kyle Key - The Magician, hot dogs, cold drinks and candy bags for all. This event is free of charge for all who attend. Major sponsors are listed on page 11 of this issue.

The cover pages of our upcoming Christmas issue are really filling up. All money collected from your signing donation goes directly to the Three Hills Area Food Bank. We ask for a toonie for a single name or five dollars for your immediate family. We also accept large amounts, for the Food Bank, that entitles you to sign as well. Our Christmas issue goes into the mail on Wednesday, December 20.

And speaking of our Annual Christmas Issue, we are, once again, featuring the grades four, five and six students of the Three Hills School and Prairie Christian Academy, with their wonderful drawings and stories. This year we have 142 students involved in the program. Student participation in the Annual Christmas Issue of The Capital has been a tradition since its beginning in 1978.

That’s Life.