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: http://www.braggmag.com/lougheed.pr1.html
Click on this link for video of Lougheed in Kananaskis:
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