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Join us on May 18th from noon until 1 pm while we hear from Fort Saskatchewan Culture and Tourism Specialist, Arthur Lewandowski, and Executive Director for the River Valley Alliance, Kristine Archibald talk about the features of the region and how you can capitalize on the opportunities.
Arthur Lewandowski is a graduate of the University of Alberta, where he received his Bachelors in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. He has worked in the special events industry for 9 years. He spent 6 years with Northlands, a non-profit organization that focused on sport, entertainment and events. His main focus was on programming K-Days, Edmonton’s summer fair, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Farmfair International, and the Farm and Ranch Show. He has spent the last three years with the City of Fort Saskatchewan as the Community Events & Tourism Specialist focusing on Canada Day, the Legacy Park Family Festival, Movie Under the Stars, Registration Days, Lights Up, Enchanted Forest, and overseeing the Sheep Grazing Program.
Kristine Archibald is the Executive Director of the River Valley Alliance (RVA) a not-for-profit corporation created by its municipal partners the Town of Devon, Parkland County, City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, and the City of Fort Saskatchewan. The RVA’s mandate is to build and connect 100 kms of pedestrian trail throughout the Capital region of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. With key connectors such as the Terwillegar Footbridge in the southwest and the Hwy 15 Underslung Pedestrian Bridge in the northeast, the RVA will soon
connect 78 kms of the 100 km trail! Before being named Executive Director, Kristine was the Finance Manager for the company, responsible for managing and coordinating funding from three levels of government. As Executive Director, Kristine plays a key role in helping to complete the vision of the RVA: To create a legacy for generations to come!