Those who helped with Bron­cos’ mon­u­ment thanked

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Swift Current - BYMATTHEW LIEBEN­BERG— mlieben­[email protected]­

Bill Lee, who has been the driv­ing force be­hind the ini­tia­tive to es­tab­lish a mon­u­ment near the Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos bus crash site, hosted a lunch on Feb. 8 for fam­i­lies and those who as­sisted him with the project.

Swift Cur­rent MLA Everett Hind­ley and RM of Swift Cur­rent Reeve Bob Neufeld spoke dur­ing the event.

Lee ex­pressed thanks to those who helped him to re­al­ize his dream to cre­ate a me­mo­rial for the four Bron­cos play­ers.

The mon­u­ment was of­fi­cially un­veiled in De­cem­ber 2016 and since then he has con­tin­ued to make up­grades at the site. Se­cu­rity cam­eras and lights have re­cently been in­stalled and the land­scap­ing will start in the spring. Paving of the park­ing area will con­tinue in the fall, and Lee is plan­ning to ob­tain ap­proval of high­way signs to in­di­cate the lo­ca­tion of the site.

“There's al­ways some­thing,” he said. “So if any­body wants to come help me, they’re more than wel­come.”

Photo by Matthew Lieben­berg

Bill Lee talks about the Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos me­mo­rial mon­u­ment dur­ing the lunch, Feb. 8.

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