The long-anticipated pedestrian railway crossing at Horse Creek Road will soon be open.

The town is inviting families to enter a contest to be the first to legally use it.

One family from the three surrounding neighbourhoods on the west end of Cochrane will be selected.

On the other side,  they'll receive a commemorative certificate as well as some Cochrane Dollars to use as they wish.

There's no set date for the opening, but when it gets the thumbs up, it will open on short notice.

That's all the more reason to enter the draw early.

Here are the ground rules:

• Three winners will be drawn from all entries (one from each bordering community).

• No firm date; the crossing event will happen with short notice.

• Open to families living in West Terrace/West Pointe, Heartland, and Heritage Hills.

You can enter here.