ATCO Gas celebrates centennial in Lacombe 0
ATCO Gas brought their 100 Days of Summer Centennial celebration to the Lacombe Memorial Centre (LMC) June 13, and with them came a free barbecue, cake, and even, a vaudeville show.
Lacombe is the tenth community ATCO has visited so far. The centennial celebration kicked off May 30 in Drayton Valley and for 100 days the group will be travelling around Alberta, stopping in various communities along the way.
The purpose behind the tour is to celebrate the 100 ATCO Gas has been in the province with the people of the province, said Elaine Mazurick, community relations' advisor for ATCO.
The 100 Days of Summer tour is essentially a community barbecue put on by ATCO. The different towns and cities they visit decides what other types of activities they want to host during the celebration.
In Lacombe, there was face painting for the kids, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum had a booth with memorabilia, and of course Digger, the ATCO Gas mascot, was on hand to take photos with the kids.
The main event, however, was the "He's Got the Pipes" one-act play put on by ATCO. The play, starring Jacques Arsenault, Jenna Dykes, and Mike Zimmerman, is about the history of natural gas in Alberta and the various obstacles it had to overcome before it was accepted by the mainstream.
After Lacombe, the ATCO crew was heading to Fort Saskatchewan before stopping in Mundare. The 100-day tour wraps up Sept. 7 in Okotoks.