By: Candace Derksen


July 20, 2006

There are a number of newcomers in Altona.

Families from Ontario, the Philippines, Germany, and other parts of Manitoba, attended a public reception last night.

A couple from Edmonton, Roy and Elaine Gitzel, decided to move to Altona for a number of reasons.

Elaine says they were looking for some place that was slower paced for their retirement.

She notes they also have two grandchildren in the area.

The Gitzels were impressed with the Altona welcome.

Elaine says not long after they moved here they were greeted with freshly baked cinnamon buns and strawberries from the neighbors.