Armstrong to re-enact first meeting

The special event will take place Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Theatre

A special meeting with special guests will be held in Armstrong this month.

City council, with help from special guest stars, plans to re-enact the inaugural meeting of Armstrong council to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday.

The meeting re-enactment will take place Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Theatre.

“We have formulated a great group of volunteers, along with council and staff, and we’re putting together a re-enactment of that actual first meeting,” said Coun. Ryan Nitchie, who has co-authored a script for the event along with Wayne Ashton and Gail Salter.

Ashton and Janet Macdonald will play lead roles in the re-enactment while current council will play members of the original council.

Among the Armstrong celebrities taking part will be singer/musician Paul Moore and Armstrong Shamrocks player and coach Pat Nelson.

“We’ve put together an interesting group,” said Nitchie. “It should be a real fun night.”

A very limited number of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are free and available at city hall.

Water Week funds

The City of Armstrong requested a $1,500 grant from the B.C. Water and Waste Association to help celebrate Drinking Water Week in May.

The city received $1,000, and will take $500 from its water fund to supplement Drinking Water Week activities locally.

“We will not need to find new dollars, we would utilize the money to purchase magnets that will go to each home advising of sprinkling regulations,” said administrator Patti Ferguson.

Drinking Water Week takes place May 20 to 26. The city is participating in the Living Life Well Chamber of Commerce trade show April 27 in Armstrong with a booth.

The city will promote water conservation and opportunities for dialogue and information handouts, and offer to sign people up for a tour of its water treatment plant.