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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Host: Didsbury Historical Society
Description: Volunteers with the Didsbury and District Historical Society are all about having fun and love to host events and activities throughout the year that help us honour our Vision, which is to celebrate our heritage through interactive adventure and learning experiences. Held the third Wednesday of the month, Coffee and Conversation is one of the most popular monthly events in Didsbury, as people gather at the museum to visit with each other, and to learn about the history of our town, and the individuals who have made our county so rich and beautiful. One of those individuals is Rick Astle, retired bank manager, president of the Didsbury and District Historical Society, and life member of The National Model Railroad Association! He'll be talking about Rail Safety Week, Wednesday, September 20th, from 1 - 3 pm, and will show some videos to help bring rail safety to the forefront of people's minds. Richard (Rick) Astle born and raised in Ontario and moved to Alberta to begin working for Alberta Treasury Branches in 1974 until his retirement in 2013. Rick began his first model railroad in the late 1960s and during the mobile years as a career banker only briefly tried to set up other layouts. Once he retired, he began his present layout and soon after became involved with the Mountain View Model Railroad Club and the new layout at the Didsbury Museum. Rick has been a life member of The National Model Railroad Association since 1970 and currently holds the position of Assistant Superintendent of the 6th Division of the Pacific Northwest Region of that organization. He has also planned and staged several model train shows in Olds and Carstairs. Joining Rick is Brendan Groft with the CP Police Service. CP Police Service members have jurisdiction in any place within 500 metres of property that the railway company owns, possesses or administers. Plus, under the Canadian Criminal Code, members have exactly the same powers as every other police officer in Canada. They will both cover rail safety and share some Operation Lifesaver information. Rick is also going to discuss the use of model railroading to capture the audience and stress the importance of the message to parents and children alike. And the fun stuff - How learning methods and processes in building a model railroad can take you away from the daily grind of work. He'll even discuss some of the skills one can learn when building a layout or even a diorama of a particular scene. This is going to be a very full and very interesting first Coffee and Conversation of the season! Everyone is welcome to come, chat, enjoy a cup of coffee, and explore the Museum. Coffee and Conversation runs from 1 - 3 pm. This is a free event, but donations to the Museum are graciously accepted. The Museum is located at 2110 21st Avenue.
Location: Didsbury Museum, 2110 - 21 Ave - 1 - 3 pm
Contact: Dawn Stewart - Phone: 403-335-9295 - E-mail: ddhs@telusplanet.net
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