Alberta's Determined Visionary - Bragg - About the Creek magazine celebrates Lougheed's legacy

BRAGG CREEK, AB, Sept. 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Long after his retirement from Alberta's political stage, the Honourable Peter Lougheed's legacy continues to live on in the hearts of the province's residents, for whom he remains the most fascinating and respected political leader Alberta has ever known.  One of his proudest gifts to Albertans remains the breathtakingly beautiful 4,200-square-kilometre Kananaskis Country, which the former Premier officially designated as Alberta's first and only provincial mountain park back in 1976.

Dwayne Zaba, publisher of Bragg - About the Creek magazine, recently met with the Honourable Peter Lougheed, the man who founded the Alberta Progressive Conservative party and built it into the political dynasty it is today.

As the party currently finds itself embroiled in a potentially divisive leadership contest on its 40th anniversary, its visionary elder statesman offers wise advice to his successor in an exclusive interview published in the Fall 2011 edition of the Bragg - About the Creek magazine.

When asked what key characteristics people should look for in a leader, Lougheed offered sage advice:  "I think there are two elements involved. One is determination. I respect and admire people who have determination. But I also respect people who have vision. So it seems to me that if you get a person who has the combination of both determination and vision, male or female, I think that's what you should be looking for."

Published in the magazine's second-anniversary edition, which will be released tomorrow, the candid interview retraces Peter Lougheed's critical founding role in the creation of Kananaskis Country, and why the splendour and grandeur of this stunning recreation area continues to draw people from across Canada and around the world.

In Lougheed's own words, "In my extensive travels to various parts of the world, I have been fortunate to have visited many special places, but the most special place of all is Kananaskis Country."

Click on this link for the full article on Lougheed's Legacy, including photos:

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SOURCE Bragg - About the Creek

For further information:

Dwayne Zaba
Publisher, Bragg - About the Creek
tel.  403-680-6810

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