FMCA Chapter Rolls into Alberta Campground
The Southern Alberta Drifters chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) rolled in their RVs to High River, Alberta, for the May long weekend.
On Saturday (May 16), Lynette McCracken, executive director of the High River Chamber of Commerce, and Janet Klie, councillor for the High River Visitor Center, presented the group of 19 Drifters members with tour guidebooks as well as weekend event information, according to the High River Times.
According to Sherri Wylie of the Drifters, this chapter was started approximately six years ago by her and her husband Dave, along with John and Kristine Fraser.
“These are people who may be still working and could only get away on weekends,” said Wylie. “And some actually are retired and have sold their homes and live in motorhomes.”
The Drifters had their first rally near Sundre and this year, they will be hosting five rallies with High River being their first.
“It’s great fun,” said John Fraser. “We have get-togethers without a lot of driving.”
The drifters will be travelling to Beiseker, Pine Coulee, Nanton, Wayne, and their wind-up will be in Bashaw in October. High Riverite Lyle Davidson, who they affectionately call the “wagon master,” chooses the sites.
The Southern Alberta Drifters chapter has a total of 48 coaches and all members live in and around Calgary.
During their stay in High River, they parked their RVs in the campground behind the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.
“This is a great spot,” said Fraser. “It’s quiet and close to everything.
“We’ll be back again.”