Mayor Wendy Belik
Mayor Wendy Belik

Dear Residents of the Village of Edgerton,

One short month ago today I was watching my granddaughters compete in a gymnastics competition. It’s feels so surreal to see what has transpired over the past month with the spread of COVID-19. This is an unprecedented time, not just here in Canada, but all over the world. It has been 102 years since the Spanish Flu took the world by storm, taking the lives of an estimated 17,000,000 to 50,000,000 people. To date, over 10,000 Americans have lost their battle with COVID19, and they are predicting tens of thousands more will lose their lives.

Since March 16th the Village Office has been closed to the public, but there is at least one staff member there during business hours if you need to call the office. Our Public Works Department is making sure all duties are covered off.

Thank you to each one of you for doing your part to stay safe and keep others safe by social-distancing and staying home as much as possible. We have had many people returning from the sunny south who have done their part by self-isolating for 14 days. Thank you, and thanks to your families and friends who made sure they had their homes stocked with groceries upon their return, and during their isolation. We are hearing of the many acts of kindness within our village in this trying and stressful time. We do have elderly residents living here without any family around to assist or support them. They are appreciating the help, shopping for groceries and the occasional meal and support from their neighbors. Thank you!

Most of you have likely noticed that the Village’s Facebook messages regarding COVID-19 are consistent with Wainwright, the MD of Wainwright and the other ICE Villages. These messages/posts are being updated daily by the Public Information Officer at the Emergency Coordination Center in Wainwright. During a time like this, it’s important that communication about COVID-19 be consistent.
Easter is only a few days away and we understand that this weighs very heavy on the hearts of many. Some of you have elderly in the hospital, Long Term Care or the Battle River Lodge who are missing their families terribly. Many families won’t be gathering to share an Easter meal with their children and grandchildren. I am hearing about “virtual Easter” celebrations being planned by a few and we are truly fortunate that we have this technology.

Tough times don’t last but tough people do and it’s important to have faith over fear. We are strong Albertans but more importantly. we are Canadians and we’re all in this together. We will get through this, but in the meantime, we must do our part to keep ourselves and those we love healthy and protect those most vulnerable.

We are in uncertain times but we’re all in this together and if we continue to do our part and work together, the quicker we will come out the “other side” of this.

Stay safe, stay humble, stay kind, and most of all stay at home as much as you can.

Wendy Belik, Mayor Village of Edgerton

Did You Know?

We are proud of our 9 hole golf course nestled in the Sand Hills east of Edgerton. Visit their website or call (780) 755-2462 for more details