I heard the rumours that Prince William and Kate were making a stop in Slave lake but I didn’t quite believe it. I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that the couple who recently had a wedding that was watched and celebrated around the world would be taking the time to visit my fire ravaged hometown. It’s such a sleepy little place that has been thrust into the spotlight many times this year. It warms my heart that amazing, wonderful, and up lifting events are coming out of the sadness.
I just had to share some lovely photos from various news sites:
William and Kate arriving at the Slave Lake Airport. the woman in orange is Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinnee. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)
Surveying the damage, a photo almost identical to this one is on the People Magazine website, which I find very cool! (Jonathan Hayward/CP)
This view of a neighbourhood in Slave lake still takes my breath away. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)
Arriving at Northern Lake College (Ed Kaiser, edmontonjournal.com)
Kate is so beautiful! The more I hear and learn about these Royals the more I like them. (video still from www.ctv.ca)
(Ed Kaiser, edmontonjournal.com)
(Jeff McIntosh/ The Canadian Press)
(LAURA PEDERSEN/QMI AGENCY)
One of my favourite articles I’ve read so far is from the Vancouver sun site. You can check it out here.
Conclusion: Yea Slave Lake! Great things can happen out of tragedy!