It was a big day yesterday for supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network as Airdrie Dairy Queen’s took part in Miracle Treat Day.

The net proceeds from all Blizzard sales went to the Miracle Network to support the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Some local politicians volunteered their time at the event and had a lot of fun doing it.

“Being the MLA for Airdrie, it’s awesome, I wouldn’t imagine being anywhere else today,” says MLA Angela Pitt who worked at the Centre Avenue DQ, “to be part of something here locally that’s national is pretty awesome.”

Pitt was joined by members of the Airdrie Fire Department and a couple City Councillors.

The Airdrie RCMP also lent a hand to help out at all three locations and Cst. Dan Martin says it was great for them to be out in the community.

“We don’t get a lot of opportunities to volunteer for special events. Obviously, this is a very special cause, Dairy Queen is a huge community supporter here in Airdrie. Any chance we get an opportunity to come out and help Dairy Queen for these types of things, we’re more than willing to. It’s a great feeling, everybody’s walking in with big smiles and you can see from the officers' faces they’re happy to be here as well.”

Other local politicians who helped out included former Councillor Fred Burley, Mayor Peter Brown, Deputy Mayor Al Jones and Councillor Tina Petrow.

Petrow said it meant a lot to volunteer for a good cause.

“It’s supporting local children and supporting local events that are going on around town. It’s great that they (DQ) are participating in this and we’re raising money for Miracle Treat Day.”

Of course, I had to take in one of my favourite Blizzards while I was there. Jurassic Chomp anyone?

Derek Craddock

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