Wildrose Constituency Association disbands

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The Spruce Grove – St. Albert Wildrose Constituency Association has disbanded to form a new United Conservative Party constituency.

“This is part of the steps to stand up the new political party,” said Gord Hennigar, former president of the Wildrose Constituency Association, said in a release.

The association had $3,000 in the bank and decided to give the funds to local charities.

The group divided the money between three local charities: the Parkland Food Bank Society; Auggie’s Café, a lunch program at the St. Augustine’s – Parkland Anglican Church; and the Spruce Grove Golden Age Club, which hosts activities for seniors.

The group plans to help form the new UCP Constituency Association once the provincial ridings have been redrawn.

Right now the group will be waiting to see the new constituency boundaries that will be finalized in October by the Electoral Boundaries Commission. The interim report has Spruce Grove separating from St. Albert and forming a riding with the rural area between the two cities.

The new constituency association will be a combination of the former Wildrose Constituency Association along with the former Progressive Conservative Constituency Association after the two parties voted to merge in July.

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Jennifer Henderson

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