Happy Canada Day
As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, I would like to thank all those who have done so much for our country and our communities. I hope you’re able to spend the day with family and friends, and enjoy all that it means to be Canadian: being kind, welcoming and thoughtful. I look forward to seeing you and your family at one of the many events that we have here in Kanata-Carleton. Thank you and I wish you all a very happy Canada Day.
National Aboriginals Day
I was honoured to attend the Sunrise Ceremony celebrating National Aboriginal Day at the Canadian Museum of History. This is a day for all of us to honour the unique and remarkable cultures, contributions, and traditions of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Those present were welcomed to the museum with a traditional smudging. The event began with a blessing to the earth and all creatures that inhabit it. What followed was an important message imploring all of us to seek the harmonies that unite us, not revile the differences that sets us apart: to treat all people as equals. This very powerful message is one that we should all embrace. Let us all work together to create a more respectful, understanding, and compassionate community.
It was great to engage with the Katimavik community by knocking on doors this past weekend. I had a great team with me and together we were able to hear from the community about issues that mattered most to them. I was happy to receive great feedback and I want to thank all those who took the time to chat. I will be knocking on more doors throughout the summer and I hope to see you in your neighbourhood soon.
Events in the Riding
Now that the summer has arrived, I like to spend my time away from Parliament Hill to attend all the different events taking place across the riding. I enjoy meeting the residents of our communities and would encourage people to come up and introduce themselves. This past weekend I started off my Saturday by visiting the Constance Bay Community Market and finished the day at the St. John’s Anglican Church Annual Lawn Supper. From visiting the booths of hard-working local producers to taking part in an annual lawn supper now in its 94th year, I’m always grateful of the invitations from the people of our great community.