Photo credit: The City of Cold Lake
The City of Cold Lake hosted their first annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Two inductees were honoured and celebrated on Saturday; Alex Janvier (artist category) and Ivan Krook Sr. (builder catergory). The inductees were chosen through community nomination and an evaluation process by the Cold Lake Recreational & Cultural Advisory Committee.
“It was great to recognize Alex Janvier and Ivan Krook Sr. When you look at our two picks for the first Hall of Fame inductees, I don’t think you could’ve found any better people,” Mayor of Cold Lake, Craig Copeland says the City’s Recreational & Cultural Advisory Committee did a fantastic job with the first Hall of Fame ceremonies.
Alex Janvier’s work is world renowned, in 2016 he art was the centre of an exhibit at the National Art Gallery. It is now part of a moving exhibit that is travelling to different museums and exhibits in Canada. In 2015, Janvier completed a mosiac that is the centerpiece of Roger’s Centre in Edmonton. “Alex Janvier, in the arts, he’s legendary,” Janvier You can discover more about Janvier’s work at his official website, alexjanvier.com.
Ivan Krook Sr. was instrumental in minor baseball and the men’s Cardinal Baseball team developed in Cold Lake. “It was a highlight on the weekend, to go see the Cardinals play baseball. Mr. Krook put a lot of money and energy into developing baseball in Cold Lake,” says the mayor. Krook owned the Roundel hotel in Cold Lake north, which was demolished in 2015. “He was a pioneer in terms of recreation in Cold Lake.” Krook was inducted under the category of builder (in relation to being a community builder). Krook has a park named after him in the north, which the mayor explains is one of the City’s projects, “we are working on getting it back to its original state. We’re bring the grass back to recondition it.” Krook’s children accepted the award on behalf of their late father.
“The intent is to do this annually,” Mayor Copeland says the goal is to recognize the people and organizations that have contributed to the City’s growth and prosperity. You can find out more about the Hall of Fame at coldlake.com.
Information on the City of Cold Lake Hall of Fame (coldlake.com)
In 2017 the City of Cold Lake will begin honoring the legacies of outstanding local men, women and teams/organizations within the arts, culture and sports domains by inducting them into the Cold Lake Hall of Fame. Through an annual nomination process, up to two inductees within each of the categories of Athlete, Artist, Community Leader, Builder and Team/Organization will be awarded the distinction of being embedded into the Hall where their feats can be recognized by current and future generations.