The Stettler Community Builders Committee will unveil two new honourees later in May.
Being honoured in 2023 are the Backstrom Family and Charles and Roy Willis.
According to an April 28 release announcing the honourees, the Backstrom Family was responsible for building projects such as the Ransom School and the Stettler Courthouse.
The Backstrom Family will be recognized for “Pioneering in Major Construction Projects.”
Roy and Charles Willis, whose family owned the Stettler Independent for three generations, are acknowledged for “Pioneering in Media.”
The monuments will be unveiled on May 25 at 3 p.m. in a short ceremony just west of Pioneer Park on 44 Avenue.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event which will feature a verbal history of each person honoured and a look at the community’s ongoing historical conservation program.
“We as a committee are excited to recognize more individuals who have made such an impact on our community with two more monuments in this series,” said Coun. Cheryl Barros, chair of the Community Builders Committee.
“These monuments will leave a lasting impression for today’s residents and our youth to witness for generations to come.”
Established in 2020, the purpose of the Stettler Community Builders Committee is to uncover “the history of the groups and individuals that ‘built’ Stettler through their various efforts and innovations” and memorialize those stories before they are lost to time.
More information about the Stettler Community Builders Program can be found on the Town of Stettler website at www.stettler.net.