Responsible Electricity Transmission for Albertans
We’ve counted the leftover programs and we can now say that between 3,500 and 4,000 people attended! Thank you so much for coming out!
It was a great event with presentations from Magda Havas, Brian Gettel, Stephen Kane (AltaLink) and Fred Ritter (AESO). And of course, it wouldn’t have been the same without Master of Ceremonies, Danny Hooper!
We want to extend a special thank you to the children who participated in the processional (both in person and at Colchester School on video – we hope to have the video up soon).
Also, Judy Weiss and all of the artists who made the awesome banners, were a key part of the evening. Photographer Rob Wallace was kind enough to take some pictures chronicling the making of the banners as well as pictures of the event.
And, just FYI, 99.3% of you said you were in favour of burying power lines by schools, houses, daycares, hospitals and environmentally sensitive areas. The full results of the survey will be up on the site soon.
We also had lots of great comments like this one written all over an envelope by a 14 year old attendee:
“I don’t know what it’s going to take to get through the thick skulls of our government. I am 14 years old, and this line could possibly pass within 30 metres of my house. I don’t want to get cancer because of this. As well, it’s not fair that so many people get affected for a line that will serve much fewer people. GOOD JOB RETA. It’s time somebody did something about this issue, and, with your help, I think we, as a large community, can pull this big shin-dig off. Keep up the good work. Let’s bury this line. Sincerely Jonah.” And then, in parentheses he adds “Sorry, there is no money donation in here but I wanted to write a comment so my ballot is in here. Sorry to disappoint.” Jonah, we’re not disappointed at all! Your comment is worth far more than a donation. Thanks.
Now remember. It’s not over! Now you need to write a letter to Minister Ronald Liepert (copy Premier Stelmach, your MLA, the AESO and the Heartland Project Team) and tell them to BURY THE LINE.