The tables were set with pride, ice breaker events were in motion and then the annual Mayor’s Supper began.
The supper was held on March 8, 2019, in Bruderheim which so happened to be International Women’s Day. Women attending the event were greeted with a stylish gift bag.
The event began with an interesting icebreaker exercise where people attending were required to ask questions to attendees about themselves.
Karl Hauch is the Mayor of Bruderheim and during his speech, he thanked everyone for attending despite the nasty weather outside.
“It was a tough day for weather, so I would like to thank everyone for coming,” Mayor Hauch said. “Seriously today is not a day to be making jokes about the weather, it’s snow joke.”
During the Mayor’s speech, Hauch highlighted people attending on what a momentous year it has been for the town of Bruderheim.
“Our community is growing, we have created partnerships, we have added recycling containers, bike racks, flower pots, benches, and street banners along the highway,” Mayor Hauch said. “We have been getting lots of great feedback on the programs and changes we have made in the last year in our town.”
Mayor Hauch believes in the town he leads and commends its citizens on what they have been able to accomplish.
“Our people are our greatest resource,” Mayor Hauch said. “We have been able to bring together our local groups to fundraise for our community.”
Mayor Hauch did mention though that this past December was a tough month for his town and they received the highest request record ever for Christmas food hampers and secret Santa gifts.
The town was presented with some large cheques during the supper from the partnerships they have created.
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood was in attendance and presented a $20,000 cheque to support women in business.
According to mayor Karl Hauch, over 67 per cent of business in rural Alberta is run by women.
Alberta Recycling donated $30,000 to celebrate their partnership with Bruderheim, along with a $30,000 donation from Shell towards the community park. A donation was also made by MP Shannon Stubbs on behalf of the Climate Innovation Program.
The Mayors Supper was a superb networking event as surrounding town council member’s where in attendance. Despite the nasty weather outside over 120 people attended.
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