Alan Chell’s 28 years with the City was capped by a surprise retirement party that was months in the making Friday.
About 220 people attended the event that was studded with tributes, skits and presentations attesting to Chell’s long years of community service. Chell has been not just Revelstoke’s parks and recreation director, but chairman of the annual softball tourney, the driving force behind minor soccer and the Aquatic Centre and a powerful proponent of excellence in the school district as a trustee and board chairman.
It’s fair to say that Chell is one of the most respected people in Revelstoke and it certainly showed on Friday evening to the visible pleasure of his parents and family. His wife, Linda, assisted by Heather Duchman and others worked for months to organize the evening’s event without Alan’s knowledge. Their efforts paid off handsomely.
Two videos from the event are posted on The Current and here are some photos for your viewing pleasure: