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.