Vote for Cochrane Arena at Kraft Hockeyville

Cochrane Arena, standing since 1974, is a finalist in the Kraft Hockeyville competition, with voting open from March 29-30. The prize is $250,000 for renovations and a chance to host an NHL game. Residents are encouraged to vote and support Cochrane’s bid for the revival of their historic rink. Nicole Henson contributed recent photos for the campaign.

Wayne and Melva Blood

At the time the Scott Lake Service Station and Restaurant was the only place to get service or something to eat between Calgary and Canmore. It was welcomed by many including the Cochrane and Canmore RCMP who could now stop for a bite to eat and coffee on their long shifts patrolling this new highway.

Want Family

On June 1, 1915, he signed up and took an oath to join the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in WWI. He lied about his age and stated he was born in 1890. He was five foot, four and a half inches tall, and weighed 149 pounds. Charles served with the #49 Canadian Infantry Battalion and was wounded once at Ypres, Belgium, and twice in France. The pay was fifteen dollars per month plus a field allowance of ten cents per day. He received an honourable discharge on June 4, 1918.

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