Cochrane & Area Events Society (CAES) has named Jag Thind and his restaurant, Mehtab East Indian Cuisine Restaurant, as the 2020 Labour Day Parade (Display) Marshal.

Jag and his wife and partner, Gunjeet Thind, have been very involved in our community since they moved from Calgary to Cochrane in 2013.

According to a press release, CAES proudly shines a light on Jag and his business as he exemplifies community spirit, kindness and generosity. He is an advocate for bridging cultural diversity in Cochrane and is known for supporting numerous community initiatives, giving personal support and also sponsorship for various local events.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, Jag and his restaurant Mehtab, provided free meals to anyone who asked and they still continue to do that today. 

Near the beginning, they provided 12 to 15 meals a day. 

Jag is a volunteer with Cochrane Immigration Services, having organized Taste of Cochrane when he moved here over seven years ago.

He is vice-president of the Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce, where he has been the lead for restaurant round table discussions with a goal to help fellow restaurant owners navigate the pandemic protocols, while keeping things in the black. 

This round table format is set to be expanded for other forms of business in Cochrane.

As part of his Marshal duties, Jag and Mehtab will be at the Labour Day Parade Display at the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) parking lot on Monday, Sept. 7 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If you'd like to enter a static float in the parade, or volunteer to help, there is still time