By Carlie Connolly
Cypress County, Redcliff and the world have taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On Aug. 25, Redcliff took the plunge and raised $275 to go towards ALS research.
Mayor, Ernie Reimer, Dwight Kilpatrick and Jim Steinke were all challenged by Cypress County and Inland Concrete to take part in this ice dumping popularity that has taken social media by storm.
The challenge raises a great deal of awareness about ALS and people dumping ice water on their head show a good time, however Reimer said to also take caution when taking part in this fundraiser.
“I think it’s a really good thing. A person should be cautious too. I’ve seen some of the incidents that they’ve put on the Internet, and sometimes it can go south on you because people are taking chances and risks, dropping the ice bucket from a higher level.”
For Redcliff, the people dumping the water on their heads stood at their level, providing a safe way to do the task. After the water was dumped, all staff including the three that got the buckets dumped on them, jumped into the pool for a quick dip.
The three men proceeded to challenge Pritchard & Company, their engineering company, MPE Engineering, and Transit Paving.