Linda (McKay) Weber
Born at Hines Creek, Alberta on May 26, 1940, Linda McKay was the oldest of Eben and Ruby McKay's 8 children. Linda attended school in Hines Creek until moving to Peace River to attend Grade 12 and graduate. Linda worked at CIBC for one year and then married Rudy Weber on May 9, 1959. She then moved to Fort St John, B.C., where she resided for 16 years and had 4 children: Kenneth, Shelley, Sandra, and Randall.
While raising her children, she volunteered at the school in Taylor B.C. and was a Brownie and Girl Guide leader. Linda also managed office duties out of their residence while Rudy worked in the oil patch away from home. As the Girl Guide Commissioner, she organized and operated a thrift shop as a fundraiser for Girl Guides.
Sports teams have formed a central part of Linda's life. She coached junior girl’s softball and volunteered for Fort. St John Minor Hockey while her oldest son was on the team. Linda moved to Leduc in 1975 and volunteered at Corinthia Park School while working at Corinthia Flowers. She also volunteered for Minor Hockey in Leduc from 1975-1979. In 1979. Rudy was transferred to Nottingham, England, where they spent 7 and a half years. Linda continued to assist with her children’s recreation activities through soccer and baseball. Then, hockey returned to Nottingham after an absence of 40 years, and Linda was recruited to organize and implement a Minor Hockey Program. She became secretary for Minor Hockey, then Junior hockey and finally the Senior Nottingham Panthers in the British Ice Hockey League, for which Randall played. Linda helped create the Panthers Supporter Club, which raised funds for the team. Linda and Rudy returned to Canada in January 1987 and spent one winter in Fort St John before moving back to Leduc. Still passionate about hockey, they billeted two AAA Midget Hockey players for 2 years.
In 1994, Linda moved to Millet and instantly became involved in the community as secretary of the Millet Thunder seniors’ men hockey team for 3 years. She then volunteered for the Millet Agricultural Society, working bingo events as well as organizing the Millet Harvest Fair bench show between 1997 and 1999. In 2000, Linda started volunteering at bingos for the Millet and District Historical Society. She was quickly on the board and became secretary in 2003, a position she holds to this day. She soon became bingo chair and Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control rep for all MDHS bingos and casinos. Linda has organized and worked two bingos a month for over 14 years. She has also worked on cataloguing the museum and archive's collections, putting together exhibits, and providing administrative support. Linda received her 10-year certificate in 2016 for volunteering with Communities in Bloom.
Linda has co-audited the Millet Seniors’ financial records for the past five years. She has volunteered for the Wetaskiwin Seniors games and billeted two participants. Linda helped with all aspects of the Alberta Winter games in Leduc, which included bowling. Linda has been the secretary of the Leduc Five-Pin Bowlers’ association for about 10 years. Her passion for sports and volunteering have made her a vital part of the community.