Celebrating 75 Years
This year, we're celebrating 75 years of co-operative electricity in Alberta. Since 1947, the Rural Electrification Associations that have come together to form EQUS have been powering homes, farms, businesses, and industry in our rural Alberta communities.
Thank you to all the members who joined us in August as we celebrated the history of our co-operative and the many REAs that came together to bring us to where we are today. We held an Open House and Anniversary Celebration at our new Corporate Office in Innisfail, and then took the EQUS Community BBQ on the road to welcome our members and guests in Claresholm, Medicine Hat, and Onoway.
Video of the Anniversary Open House:
Some photos of our guests:
Pictured Above: Innisfail Mayor, Jean Barclay, presents EQUS Board Chair, Glen Fox, with a certificate recognizing many years of contributions to the community.
Pictured Above: Glen and Patricia Norman stand outside the Ted Norman Training Centre at EQUS' Corporate Office. Ted Norman envisioned a future in which REAs were stronger together. Ted joined the Bowden REA as the Secretary of the Board in 1948, shortly after he returned from his service with the Canadian Armed Forces in WWII. Ted was instrumental in the formation of Central Alberta REA in 1992, and remained on the Board until his retirement in 1997. The Ted Norman Training Centre commemorates Ted's nearly 50 years of service to the REAs and his community.
Pictured Above: EQUS CEO Andy Metzger (left), and Board Chair, Glen Fox (right), are joined by Red Deer County Mayor, Jim Wood, to speak to guests at EQUS' Corporate Office Anniversary Celebration.
Pictured Above: EQUS CEO, Andy Metzger speaks to guests at the Onoway 75th Anniversary BBQ
Pictured Above: Members of the EQUS team welcome guests to the Onoway celebration