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Paul Pettypiece


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Personal Profile of
Paul Pettypiece

Currently retired;
President of Forth Junction Heritage Society and
     Central Alberta Regional Trails Society (CARTS)

Publisher of:, Springbrook-Waskasoo Life
         Webmaster: Forth Junction Heritage Society,
                          Central Alberta Regional Trails Society,
                          Springbrook Community Association,
                          Div3 Recreation & Culture Board
         Current Project: The Railway as a Catalyst in the
                               Urbanization of Central Alberta
         Website Development: Central Alberta Websites
My background includes commercial printing, newspaper and magazine publishing, website development, graphic and photographic arts, transportation planning, financial services, financial education, event coordination, traffic safety, data collection and personal development.
I have also taken a keen interest in urban planning, community development and regional history.
Since 1973, I have been proud to call Central Alberta home, having lived in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail and Red Deer County. For 30 years, my wife Laddi and I have lived in Springbrook and Innisfail.

 Paul at Tourism Red Deer
I recently retired as regional co-ordinator for Junior Achievement and have been an active volunteer in a variety of boards and committees including Forth Junction Heritage Society (President), Central Alberta Regional Trails Society (Vice-President), Springbrook Community Association (Past-President), Red Deer Chamber of Commerce (Housing & Infrastructure Committee) and Red Deer County Division 3 Recreation and Culture Board (Chair).
In the past, I was also active with Central Alberta Arthritis Society (Jingle Bell Run), the Baha'i communities of Innisfail and Red Deer, the Harvard Historical Aviation Society, the Lupus Society and the Alberta Central Model Railroad Club.
Aside from volunteering for a few community organizations, I am webmaster for several not-for-profit organizations and operate Central Alberta Websites, that includes the publication of two online netMagazines -- Red Deer Region and Springbrook-Waskasoo Life.

Special Projects having been involved in include:

Red Deer Transit Study 1981,
       Red Deer Transportation Study Update 1982,
       Central Alberta Regional Trails Initiative 1999,
       Springbrook Redevelopment Plan 1999,
       Gasoline Alley West/Liberty Crossing Urban Concept Plan
        Gasoline Alley East Concept Plan 2007,
        Springbrook Heritage Urban Design Plan 2007,
        Greater Downtown (Red Deer) Action Plan Update 2008,
        High Speed Rail Policy Paper Red Deer Chamber of
             Commerce 2008, 2011
        Springbrook-Penhold Trail Initiative 1999-2008,
        Alberta Central Historical Model Rail Project 2008-2011,
        History of Railways in Central Alberta Research Project
        Forth Junction Major Tourism Heritage Project

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