The Whistle Stop Cafe hosts successful Veteran’s Weekend

Helicopter pilot Glenn Chong, right, donated his time, skill and amazing vehicle to help raise funds at the Whistlestop Cafe Veteran’s Weekend Aug. 1 by Mirror, Alta. Volunteer and military veteran Mike Barclay, left, stated funds were raised for veteran’s organizations Can Praxis and The Veteran’s Association Food Bank. ECA Review/S.Salkeld

Funds were raised at the Whistlestop Cafe’s Veterans Day through passenger rides on Glenn Chong’s cool helicopter Aug. 1. Beneficiaries were Can Praxis and The Veteran’s Association Food Bank. ECA Review/S.Salkeld

The Whistlestop Cafe by Mirror hosted an antique car show Aug. 1, as part of their Veteran’s Weekend, abiding by all pandemic guidelines. Among the many awesome vehicles was this 500 horsepower 1923 T-bucket roadster owned by Doug Locke. ECA Review/S.Salkeld


Edmonton’s Rockzilla performed classic rock hits at the Whistlestop Cafe’s Veteran’s Weekend Aug. 1, 2020 near Mirror, Alta. The event abided by all pandemic guidelines. ECA Review/S.Salkeld

About the author

Stu Salkeld

Stu Salkeld

Stu Salkeld, who has upwards of 28 years of experience in the Alberta community newspaper industry, is now covering councils and other news in the Stettler region and has experience working in the area as well.

He has joined the ECA Review as a Local Journalism Initiative Journalist.

Stu earned his two-year diploma in print journalism from SAIT in Calgary from 1993 to ’95 and was raised in Oyen, Alta., one of the communities within the ECA Review’s coverage area.


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