Grand opening of Viking heliport honours namesake
The event was held not only to officially open the pad, but also to give tribute to George Roddick, who was instrumental in getting the project started. So instrumental, in fact, that the heliport was officially named the Viking Health Centre George H. Roddick Heliport.
Plenty of people gathered out in front of the heliport, including members of Viking Fire and Rescue, and the RCMP.
There were also dignitaries present from the Town of Viking, Beaver County, Alberta Health Services, the Viking Health Foundation, a major player in the creation of the heliport, and of course, the friends and family of the late George Roddick were present in large numbers to witness the unveiling of the plaque dedicating the heliport to him. … FOR MORE SEE THE OCT 25/16 WEEKLY REVIEW