May 20, 2014 2:37 pm

Ceremony planned to commemorate High River flooding

Wreckage lies along Center St. in High River, Alberta on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jordan Verlage

HIGH RIVER, Ab – Officials with the Town of High River have announced plans to mark the devastating flood that ravaged their community last year.

The ceremony will be held exactly one year after the flooding began.

“Our town went through a terrible disaster on June 20th, 2013 and we are all going to be thinking about that on the one-year anniversary,” says High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass.

Officials say it will acknowledge not only the disaster that the town experienced, but also the community’s resilience and recovery.

“We need to remember this day because it defines the changes that High River is now experiencing,” added Snodgrass.

The commemoration ceremony will be held on June 20th, 2014 in front of the Museum of the Highwood on 1 Ave. S.E. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Representatives from the provincial and federal governments have been invited to speak at the event, which will also feature a barbecue.

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