By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
New Edmonton Stake
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA -- A meeting of Edmonton Area and northern
wards and branches held Sunday, September 9th at the Edmonton Bonnie
Doon Stake Centre saw the creation of a fourth stake.
The meeting saw some 17 hundred members in attendance presided over
by Elder Simmons. The area presidency and Elder Robert White of the
seventy were also in attendance.
The new "Edmonton North Stake" includes 12 church units. They are
Athabasca Branch, Lac La Biche Branch , Saint Paul Branch, Fort
McMurray Branch, Slave Lake Branch, Barrhead Ward, Clairview Ward,
Londonderry Ward, Castledowns Ward, Edmonton 9th Branch(spanish
speaking), Saint Albert Sturgeon Ward and Saint Albert Mission Hill
Ward. The stake centre is located at the existing St. Albert
building. The new stake has a total membership of about three
Brent Purnell, former Bishop of the Castledowns Ward is called as the
Stake President. His first counselor is Robert Van Bruggen and second
counselor is John Nelson. Stake Clerk is Gary Melnyk and Stake
Executive Secretary is Glenn Freeman.
The other stakes in Edmonton are the Riverbend Stake, Millwoods Stake
and Bonnie Doon Stake.
Dave van der Leek, 11 Sep 2001
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