Last Thursday night I had the pleasure of kicking off the Grand Opening of the 153rd Carp Fair. The VIP barn was filled with excitement, in spite of the soggy weather. Eli El-Chantiry and I had a great time helping out Dunrobin Meat and Grocery serve up dinner to the very generous fair sponsors. It truly is amazing to see the community come together like this. I will cover more about the weekend at the Fair in my next column.
On behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, I was on hand to celebrate the grand opening of Minto Communities Canada’s Net Zero Town homes residential complex in Kanata. Through government support and an increasing commitment on the part of Canadian business to help achieve a low-carbon future, innovative solutions such as these high-performing, energy-efficient homes are becoming more readily available to Canadians and are reducing the environmental impact of energy use while helping homeowners save money on their energy bills.
I was honoured to join our Prime Minister at the dedication ceremony for Canada’s new national Holocaust monument. The monument is being built near the National War Museum. The Monument, which is scheduled to be unveiled in 2017, will honour the millions of Jews and other innocent victims who died in the Holocaust. It will also promote a better understanding of the historical events surrounding the Holocaust and how they affected Canada, and celebrate the tremendous contributions that Holocaust survivors have made to this country.