As we approach the Christmas Holidays and say goodbye to 2020 we all have hopes of a New Year filled with opportunities and abundance. I find myself reflecting on this past year, realizing our community has lived through some of the most challenging times in our history. It gives me great pause, not for the difficulties we have all faced, but for the way we handled the adversity placed upon us all of these past months.
The “Magic of Cochrane”, a phrase spoken of so eloquently by community-builder Alex Baum, rings true for us all. When the call to be of service to those in need comes, we rise.
Cochrane is without question a magical place. A place of kindness, compassion and overwhelming goodwill. Resident to resident, through words of appreciation for our own front- line workers, through spending hard-earned dollars at our local businesses and through donating valuable time to volunteer wherever there is a need.
This year’s holiday season becomes more important than ever, as we lean on time-treasured traditions and embrace the Spirit of Hope. While this season means once again adapting to changing conditions, we have found new ways to connect, share and care— For our neighbours, our families and ourselves.
From all of us on Town Council we wish you good health, happiness and hope for the New Year. Let’s keep the Magic of Cochrane alive.
Mayor Jeff Genung