Q: What vision do you have for Sparwood beyond the lifespan of current mining operations?
A: My vision would be that we diversify focusing on our strengths. We have a history of strong resilient people who have come, stayed and left their footprints here. We came because of our industrial heritage. We need a permanent place to house our collective artifacts, pictures and memorabilia. I envision a museum and/or interpretive centre where people stop to listen and learn about how we came to live here and why we generationally continue to stay. We will capture thousands of people driving past and guaranteed some will come back to stay for our great quality of life … and some will see great business opportunities. And we will grow!