Prince Albert Tales
Accusations and insinuations of ‘Fake News’ have filled, as of late, both spoken and written news outlets. The growing trend in the use of social media increases the need for responsible distributors of information, and for each of us to be critical thinkers of what we see and hear.
By the time this article appears in ‘The Shopper’ the 12th Junior Men’s Softball World Championship will be over and it will be past the time when we had to say, “Sayonara,”to all the teams that traveled so far to bring us amazing softball.
Prince Albert has every right to call itself a PROUD HOST. More than one person asked me prior to the opening ceremonies, “Why did they choose Prince Albert for such an auspicious event?” The proof, as they say, “ Is in the pudding.”
Sunday, June 24, 2018 was a day of tears, memories, laughter, great music, and hope. Wesley United Church, on the corner of 11th Street East and 1st Avenue East, held its final worship service. After 138 years of existence the Church’s congregation was officially disbanded. The church was full as many gathered to say goodbye. As stated above, tears and memories filled the sanctuary. A significant part of Prince Albert, seemingly, was about to cease to exist.
Readers of this column may recall swimming in a river or a creek and using a tree branch or a makeshift diving board to heighten the fun. But, how many have used a historical artifact as the base from which to project themselves into the water?
Well Dale Mcleod, a resident of Buckland for many years, did just that. In fact he used a ‘Fire Canoe’ for his diving board.