Proud to be part of it all

To the Editor;
On behalf of the University of Alberta MIxed Chorus and the U of A Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers, I would like to thank everyone who made our visit to Three Hills on April 28 so enjoyable.
Thanks to Pastor Norm Koop and Mt. Olive Evangelical Free Church for allowing us to perform in such a beautiful venue. The dinner, breakfast and bag lunches prepared for everyone by Marnie Graham and the RBC staff were delicious and greatly appreciated. Thanks also to volunteers Terry & Sharon Lee, Chris and Kay Maynes and Terry Shearlaw for all of their hard work. I especially enjoyed visiting with Kay, who was my classmate in Grades 6 through 12, and with Sharon, who is the daughter of Dorothy Breen, the Grade 6 teacher who we all loved.
The singers and ringers enjoyed performing for such a large and enthusiastic audience and it was very gratifying for all of us to learn that the concert had raised a sizable amount for Habitat for Humanity—a very worthy cause.
And a big thank you to Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church for allowing the students to sleep in their gymnasium. I did note, Mr. Editor, that in thanking everyone who had worked so hard to make our visit possible in your "That's Life" editorial of May 2, 2012, you left someone out—and that is you! Tim, I contacted you by e-mail in August of 2011 when I learned that from our Tour Manager that we would be visiting Southern Alberta in the spring of 2012, and you responded in minutes that you'd set everything up. As usual, you knew who to ask for help and the publicity of the event in The Capital made certain that everyone in the area knew about our concert.
I was very proud to have the UAMC and Ringers present this performance as part of the Three Hills Centenary Celebration, and Cathy and I look forward to attending "main event" in July.
Bob de Frece
Director, U of A
Mixed Chorus
& U of A
Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers