Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
June VIIIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLAMinister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
Being at the Change-In-Command & Swearing In of Edmonton's new Police Chief was quite a great educational experience. As an outside hire, Rod Knecht will bring new ways of making positive command decisions that he learned from his time in the prestigious Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) & their fantastic Red Serge Uniforms. I certainly wish Rod much success.
I also must insist upon giving Mayor Stephen Mandel a shout out. His highlighting of Rod's daughters knowing the importance of education. Steve mentioned in his remarks that one daughter was attending University & the other was just finishing off her Grade X in Ontario IV the year her father had transferred there.
I was personally ecstatic to talk II these lovely ladies afterwards at the reception in the north foyer of City Hall. I learned that the older daughter went to the esteemed Carleton University IV a year & has now successfully transferred her credits II the University of Alberta IV Year II of her studies. Her younger sister is excited about attending Grade XI back here in Alberta. Its sure nice II know what great people Rod & Mrs. Chief Rod Knecht are & that they are committed II working hard IV Edmonton's citizens & that their daughter's receive the best education possible!
From Red II Blue,
Source: "Global Edmonton TV News At V & VI With Gord Steinke", Carole-Anne Guay.