That's Life - May 17, 2023

Awe yes, the May Long Weekend. It’s the teaser leading up to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. That’s if you’re lucky and we don’t get a late snowstorm. At 30 plus Celsius the chances of that happening this year are next to zero.

Over 25 years of lake living created lots of May Long Weekend memories. There was the annual “Spring Fling” complete with a potluck supper and dance. The boaters crammed into the boat launch area in a big rush to launch for the season. I swear, some of those boats didn’t move until they were pulled out in the fall.

Whatever you do this long weekend remember to play it safe and play by the rules. There will be stop checks so if you break the law you’ll have to face the music. Enjoy yourself but remember to be courteous to fellow long weekenders And remember to leave your campsite cleaner than you found it. Check to see if fire bans are in effect wherever you are going.

The May long weekend marks graduation at Three Hills School. Congratulations to all the grads on their achievements. All the best to you in your future endeavours. May the sun shine down and may the winds calm to get you through your class pictures in Anderson Park.

We seem to be inundated with special weeks. This next week is National Public Works Week and National Police Week.

National Public Works Week is May 21 - 27, 2023. These men and women work hard in our municipalities to ensure that we enjoy a fantastic quality of life. Connecting the World through Public Works is this year’s theme. We’re blessed with having wonderful public works employees throughout Kneehill County. I’ll tell you this much, without them our municipalities would come to a screaming halt. Show them some gratitude and respect for a job well done.

Sunday, May 14 to Saturday, May 20, 2023, is National Police Week. The Three Hills RCMP detachment members do an amazing job of policing in our detachment area. We are so lucky to have them live and work among us. Now, our members might not know you but don’t be shy, offer a wave or a polite greeting when you see them. My only complaint is the RCMP members seem to get younger and I just seem to get older. It just doesn’t seem right.

In closing, I would like to wish our dear friend Sam Myshaniuk, of Three Hills Public Works, all the best in his retirement. My wife and I feel blessed to have known him and honoured to have worked with him over the years. Thanks, Sam, for all that you have done in making Three Hills a better place.

That’s Life.