For Immediate Release
February 26, 2019

Mayor Hailes delivered the following speech at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex in Fox Creek, AB.

“Good evening Ladies and Gentleman, and welcome to this long anticipated event.

I want to start by thanking those who made this facility possible:

  • First, the previous Town Council who had the vision and initiated the process that resulted in the facility we celebrate this evening.
  • The MD of Greenview, without whose generous partnership in support of their residents and those of the Town of Fox Creek, all of this could not have been possible.
  • Our major sponsors ATCO, Pembina, Shell and Chevron whose ongoing commitment to and support of Fox Creek will help us operate this great building for years to come.
  • Our local sponsors who step up at every opportunity to make this community better for their families and employees.

When you make use of the facility, please take note of the sponsoring signage throughout. And when you have the opportunity, please express your appreciation to these selfless members of our community.

  • Our staff who oversaw the project from start to finish and are now engaged in developing programming to meet the needs of all segments of our population.

I would like to acknowledge the presence this evening of the Honourable Minister of Energy, Marg McCuaig-Boyd. She has taken a special interest in our community as demonstrated by her presence here tonight. Marg’s assistance has gone a long way in finding solutions to some of the issues facing the town. Welcome and thank you Marg, you are a true friend of Fox Creek.

And finally I want to thank you, the citizens of the town and MD, your patience over the years awaiting a facility such as this has been noted and appreciated. At the balloon release this morning I was reminded why we built this facility, winter happens, and this facility allows us to escape that reality.

In a very short time, the Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex has become, as envisioned, the center of the community, utilized by all segments of our populations. The recreation facilities, the community resources center, and the food services provide something for everyone.

The dream is now a reality, it’s here, and it is yours, ready to serve you for years to come, enabling new experiences and memories.

Thank you and enjoy.”