United We Roll convoy cruises through central Alberta

The United We Roll convoy made its way through central Alberta over the long weekend, one year after the original convoy travelled to Ottawa.

Saturday, the procession, made up of various cars, trucks and semis, cruised down Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake on its way to Eckville.

The movement is in support of Alberta oil and gas.

Eckville native Glen Carritt started the movement to demonstrate how unhappy Western Canada is with the treatment of the oil and gas sector.

“The story became how much people all across the country, and especially in Ontario, absolutely love the oil and gas industry, and love Western Canada, and that we’re actually a united country and that it’s the government that has been trying to create a separation for years and years,” Carritt said in a recent interview.

The convoy was received by loud honks of support in Sylvan Lake.

Saturday’s convoy stopped throughout central Alberta, including Sylvan Lake, Eckville and Innisfail, before ending in Red Deer.

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