That's Life - January 29, 2019

Postponing any activity is a difficult decision but the weather makes it easier sometimes.

Saturday’s Three Hills Winter Celebration was a huge success with over 700 people coming out to enjoy the annual event. One week before, the cold snap had us at minus 32 with the windchill, at 6:30 pm. That would not have worked well.

You know January and February often seem like the longest, coldest, hum-drum months. The annual Winter Celebration provides our residents with a little excitement following the Christmas season.

Then along comes February. Well, thanks to the advice of former Alberta Premier Don Getty, Family Day was first celebrated in Alberta in 1990. Alberta was the only province to have a statutory holiday in February until Saskatchewan began observing it in 2007.

In Three Hills, we celebrate Family Day with a free swim and free skating. This year is no exception. This year, Family Day falls on Monday, February 17. There will be free swimming for one and all at the Three Hills Aquatic Centre from 2:30 pm to 5 pm and free skating at the Arena from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.

The Family Day swim takes me back to the Grand Opening of the Aquatic Centre. The turn-out was amazing. Anybody visiting the “pool” for the first time would shake their head. It’s great to see so many area residents join together to have some good old family fun.

That’s what we had last Saturday. That’s what we will have on Family Day.

That’s Life.