2023 started with a bang with first-time parents from Claresholm but it didn't involve fireworks.

Carlee Peterson and John Gambin welcomed their newborn on New Year's Day as the first baby born in High River in 2023.

The seven-pound three-ounce baby boy named Jack Gambin was born just after 8:30 a.m.

And being 'the' New Year's baby comes with perks.  They were gifted a special care package from the High River Hospital Auxiliary with a baby quilt and various things for a newborn.