Saturday, October 27, 2012

Caroline and District Volunteer Ambulance Service has new building

Photos and captions by Helge Nome

Photos of Caroline Ambulance volunteers, past and present

New ambulance hall sleeping quarters

Kitchen/living area

Workout center for ambulance volunteers

Old faithful - this ambulance has seen long service and is due to be replaced

Entry into ambulance garage from residential quarter

Ambulance history presentation created some merry moments - early volunteer and ambulance board president, Dwight Oliver and operations manager and long time volunteer Yvonne Evans.

The new ambulance building is officially open - ambulance service founder Andrew Moffat, board president Dwight Oliver, operations  (and building construction) manager Yvonne Evans and board member Vern Graham

Caroline and District Ambulance founder Andrew Moffat (right) unveils  plaque originally created in 2002 upon Andrew Moffat's retirement from the service. Assisted by ambulance board president Dwight Oliver.

Caroline District Ambulance - an accredited service

Online memorial to dedicated early volunteers on the Caroline and District Ambulance Service

First ambulance EMTs - Barb Proudler with Andrew and Daphne Moffat

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Bergen Rocks" sculptures on exhibit

Photos by Helge Nome

Please link to stories about each piece on sculpting projects organizer and property owner Morton Burke's blog here

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tornado destroys farm shed near Didsbury, Alberta

Photos and story courtesy of Dave Strang

Here's some pix from our local tornado on this past Tuesday afternoon. It first touched down 10 miles west of town and about 10 miles south (Didsbury highway) and proceeded in a northeasterly direction for another 4+ miles before dissipating 8 miles s/w of Olds. There was a lot of torn aluminum sheeting from farm buildings, shattered lumber and tree branches scattered throughout the affected area. Metal highway signposts were also bent over flat and power lines blown down. Luckily, no one was killed or injured.

Ol' Davie

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Danish Canadian National Museum and Gardens snapshots. Located by Dickson, Alberta

Museum building

Church built on site

Angel beside church

Masonry bridge

Steindysse recreated

Pioneer cabin

Mobile saw

House made from sawn lumber

Innovative bench

Little mermaid in Canada

Danish dormitory preserved as museum

Welcome to Danish treats