On March 5, 2002, the first issue of Airdrie City View was delivered to every household in Airdrie. For 20 years, this tradition has continued every week.
Thank you Airdrie for 20 amazing years.
On March 5, 2002, the first issue of Airdrie city view was delivered to every household in Airdrie. For 20 years, this tradition has continued every week.
Honestly, I never thought I would be staying in Airdrie and with the paper for 20 years, but here we are, 7,300 days later, continuing to deliver local news to your doorstep every week.
A lot has changed in Airdrie since I’ve been here. We have grown from a city of just over 20,000 to an astonishing 74,000 today.
I have met many people over the years I have been here, and I am proud to be one of the residents of this community. Many people I have met have had a great influence on my career and on my decision to become a citizen of Airdrie.
The first person I met was Ed Eggerer, when I called him asking for an office space on Main Street – a space that would house the Airdrie city view from 2002 to 2007. Ed was a wonderful man and someone I called on often during the first few months.
There were a lot of late nights and early mornings in the beginning, but the paper went to the press and it arrived at our readers’ doorsteps. Many employees have come and gone and each of them has brought a little something extra to the success of the Airdrie city view. I want to thank each of them for putting in the necessary overtime and effort to keep the newspaper running for all these years.
Many people who have not worked for the view of the city also contributed in their own way to the success of the newspaper. There were a number of local business owners who provided advice and guidance that I took to heart and learned from and they became mentors to me to help my business succeed.
Above all, I would like to thank Al and Lois Jones, former owners of here is the Scoop and now my employees at the newspaper. Without their help and their delivery system, I might never have survived those early years.
I went through a lot in business in the 2000s to increase readership and publicity, and learned a lot about running a business.
The biggest change came in 2008 when I sold the paper to Great West Newspapers shortly after we moved to our current location along Kingsview Boulevard. Owning and running Great West has really helped me develop my business acumen and running a local newspaper. I appreciate everything they have given me and all the knowledge they have shared with me over the past 14 years.
I have enjoyed being part of this great community and hope I have helped every organization or group I have been a part of to grow and develop. I have spent time over the past 20 years as a director of the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, on the board of directors of the Airdrie Community Foundation and as past president and current member of the Rotary Club of Airdrie, in addition to many other volunteer positions over the years.
Personally, I was proudest when I was President of Rotary and raised funds for the Rotary Community Kitchen at the Airdrie Food Bank. It’s a lasting impression of the Rotary Club, and something I was proud to be a part of.
I hope to be able to deliver the news to you for a few more years. But of course, if there’s a time when I’m not part of the Airdrie city view, I want to continue to be part of this great community.
Thank you to my friends and family for your support and thank you to the business community for believing in the Airdrie city view and the quality of the local stories we publish each week.
And a big thank you to Airdrie readers for your continued support every week.
Publisher and proud Airdronian.