Hollingsworth to speak at Sylvan breakfast

Winter Olympian Mellisa Hollingsworth will discuss her Vancover Olympics skeleton racing experiences at Sylvan Lake’s annual Community Breakfast. Hollingsworth was expected to reach the podium in Vancouver but had to settle for fifth place.

Winter Olympian Mellisa Hollingsworth will discuss her Vancover Olympics skeleton racing experiences at Sylvan Lake’s annual Community Breakfast.

Hollingsworth was expected to reach the podium in Vancouver but had to settle for fifth place.

The Saturday, April 17, breakfast is billed as an opportunity to meet the mayor and council one on one and learn more about local projects and other initiatives.

“The town has seen significant changes over the last several months and we hope our citizens will come to discuss our successes,” says Mayor Susan Samson, in a news release promoting the event.

A number of major projects are underway or in the planning stages, including a new RCMP building, town hall, skateboard park and major changes to Lakeshore Drive.

Sylvan Lake has also recently undergone an administrative shake-up in recent months. The deputy chief administrative officer lost his job in February and the chief administrative officer has been notified that she will be terminated.

The interim chief adminstrative officer Archie Grover will be introduced at the community breakfast. Grover is a former deputy minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs.

The breakfast takes place at the Family and Community Centre at 4725 43rd St. The free breakfast begins at 9 a.m. and the speakers will begin at 10 a.m.