By Justin Seward
HALO Rescue is hosting its second annual ‘HALO in the Hangar,’ event Thursday.
The event is meant to provide awareness of the HALO program and what they do for the region as an medical helicopter service.
“It’s also sort of to update the public and the people in our community as to what we’ve been up to in the last year and plans for the upcoming year,” said Kim Simpson, Halo’s executive director.
Simpson says topics of discussion for the upcoming year with the public will include the ongoing talks with the provincial government for continued funding and the continued fundraising efforts for night vision goggles.
There will be a HALO patient from Fort MacLeod attending as a guest speaker as well as a couple of presentations, both helicopters will be on display, Cypress County will have a fire truck present,there will be a barbecue by donation and a bar.
There will be cake to celebrate the second birthday for HALO’s BK-117 which was officially launched at last year’s event as well as a 50/50 draw and raffle tickets will be available for the race truck on display.
There is also is a surprise that will be showcased to the public.
“A lot of people still don’t know who we are and we’re trying to change that,” said Simpson.
HALO in the Hangar is on Sept. 19 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the Super T Aviation hangar next to the Medicine Hat Regional Airport.