Cochrane Ideas – Jan 2019


At 7 pm on Friday January 11th, 2019
at King Solomon Lodge, Centre Avenue, Cochrane

Please bring snacks if you can. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Our first Ideas session of the New Year wants to celebrate the significant contribution of women to Cochrane’s development over the years.

CHERYL HARDY, a resident of Cochrane and area for most of her life, will focus her presentation on the ladies, cowgirls and women who have shaped Cochrane. Cheryl looks forward to touching on lots of interesting stories which will intrigue and educate her audience.

Cochrane’s downtown Legacy Statue, otherwise known as the Chicken Lady, commemorates some of those women. Throughout much of the town’s history, women have played a significant role on Town Council, with three high-profile and active women mayors during the second half of the 20th century and early 21st century: Caroline Godfrey, Lydia Graham and Judy Stewart.

Because of her life-long connections with Cochrane, Cheryl Hardy is well qualified to speak on this subject. Her father’s parents had the homestead which is now the Cochrane Ecological Institute. She has been involved with many volunteer groups and has taken a leadership role in many Cochrane events. That includes her participation for several years in the town’s annual Christmas light-up campaign. She still lives on the family farm, just north of Cochrane.

Many thanks to Dr. Mark Hamilton for his presentation on Adult and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus at December Ideas. He made a potentially difficult subject understandable and fascinating for his audience. He also demonstrated his compassion and dedication to continue treating a condition that can be reversed.