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Edmonton Alberta Temple Open House Concludes

Summarized by Eileen Bell

Edmonton Alberta Temple Open House Concludes
Eileen Bell 7Dec99 D1

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Over 27,000 people took the opportunity to tour the Edmonton Alberta Temple Open House during it's four days of operation. The flow of visitors at the new temple was fairly constant throughout the public viewing, with peak periods on Saturday of over 1500 people an hour.

Media coverage of the public open house was generous. Elder Hugh W. Pinnock, Area President, held a news conference on the day before the public tours began, and then led 20 journalists through the temple.

The Edmonton Temple was announced in September of 1998 by President Gordon B. Hinckley, shortly after his cross-Canada tour in July and August of last year. Ground was broken next to the Edmonton Alberta Riverbend Stake Centre in February of 1999. The temple will be dedicated in seven sessions to be held this weekend.

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