Saturday, December 6, 2013
Artists Invited to Get Creative with Lights
The Airdrie Festival of Lights Society in co-operation with Creative Airdrie Society announces a preliminary call for artists to submit proposals for a new light display with a locomotive design theme.
Committee Positions Available with the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society
- Fundraising and Grant Applications
- Volunteer Program
- Media Relations
- Human Resources
- Vendor Relations
- Legal Relations
To apply or for more information, please contact Michelle Pirzek, Director – Airdrie Festival of Lights Society email@example.com
One Wild Ride Raffle Winner
December 31, 2013
The winner of the ZR auto, One Wild Ride Winner is Soloman Kousha, of Calgary, Alberta.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who bought a ticket. Even if your ticket was not drawn, you’re still a winner because proceeds of the raffle help with our fundraising efforts for a new, environmentally friendly train!
May 2013 - Rob Pirzek New President of Festival of Lights
Rob Pirzek is returning to the President’s position at the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society. He previously served as President from 2009 to 2010. Before that, he had been a director and volunteer for several years.
At the Society’s Annual General Meeting on May 15th, Pirzek succeeded Bob Abbott who has been President since 2010.
Pirzek says, “I want to thank the Board for once again entrusting me to the role of President. We have several fresh, new faces this season and I am excited for the initiatives that are already in motion or are soon to be… Especially in the addition of our Two New Youth Director Positions. I have always held firm to the belief that we need to be positive role models for our youth by encouraging and engaging them in positive citizenship within our community; after all they are the future volunteers and leaders! So keep your eyes and ears peeled as we Grow and Glow for another season!”
Other new or returning officers are Vice President Roger Helston, Treasurer Gareth Lewis, and Secretary Lydia Hill. All officers and directors of the Board are volunteers, including Youth Directors, Laidan Besler and Indervir Bhangoo.
Retiring President Bob Abbott says, “I’m very pleased to put the leadership of the Festival in Rob’s capable hands. I’ve enjoyed my three years in that role, and look forward to continuing with the Festival in a less demanding position.”
The Airdrie Festival of Lights Society is a local non-profit organization that has presented a holiday light show every December since 1996. It expects to welcome its one-millionth visitor in 2015.
Off-Leash at Nose Creek Park Open During Festival of Lights
The Airdrie Festival of Lights Society and the City of Airdrie plan to keep the off-leash area at Nose Creek Park available some hours during the Festival of Lights.
The plan will allow dog owners to use the off-leash area until 4 p.m., seven days a week through November and December. In the late afternoons and evenings, the area reverts to its regular function as a parking lot for the Festival of Lights.
Archie Lang, the City’s Operations Manager for Parks and Public Works says, “I’m pleased with this arrangement as it addresses everyone’s needs. We appreciate that the Festival, which is buying this land for the City, has opened the doors to dogs and their owners during the day.”
He adds, “While the Nose Creek Park off-leash area will not be available during evenings in November and December, Airdrie does have other areas where dogs can run free. They can be found on the City of Airdrie website or on the site maps at the off-leash locations.”
President Rob Pirzek, of the Festival of Lights Society says, “We thank the City for its constructive approach to this issue, and for making this plan possible. In addition, we remind everyone that the Festival is one of the few public events which welcome pets on leashes every evening.”