Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for


Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for



Around The Community – April 3-9

Small look at the events I was able to take part in around the community for the week of April 3-9.

Vimy Remembrance Constance Bay

My sincere thanks to Mary and Rick Charlebois of the Point Dining Lounge, and Legion 616 of Constance Bay for hosting the community’s Vimy Ridge commemoration ceremony. I would also like to send a special thanks to the musicians who put on such a wonderful performance! A special highlight of the event was Canadian Troubadour Doug Smith’s performance of his song “A Proud Canadian”. The event was such a wonderful way to commemorate the sacrifices made by those to whom we owe so much.

Vimy Ridge Gala Reception

Thank you to Kanata Legion 638 and all the volunteers who came out to help in hosting the 100th Anniversary Vimy Ridge Gala Reception. The display that was crafted for the event was impressive, as was the show of support from community who attended such a wonderful event. Th ank you to all the cadets who came out from Squadrons 872 and 706 to support the commemoration.

Carleton University Women in House

I had the good fortune of once again being paired up with another bright young woman, this time from Carleton University’s Women in House program. Joanna Sivasankaran was an excellent shadow for the day, even though the first thing we did that day was attend a class at the rival University of Ottawa. We had a full day after the guest speaking engagement, and I hope she gained some valuable insight into the role of a parliamentarian.

Guest Speaker at University of Ottawa

I had the pleasure of attending Dr. Miriam Levitt’s Women and Politics course at the University of Ottawa. The course’s topic of the day was the history of women in the House of Commons, and I had the opportunity to come speak to the students and offer my unique perspective on the subject. It’s always a pleasure to speak to the future leaders of our country.

Evelyn Dick’s 100th Birthday

I want to send a big happy birthday to Evelyn Dick. Evelyn celebrated her 100th birthday at the Brookfield over the weekend. Councillor Marianne Wilkinson and I were more than happy to be on hand to also wish her all the best as she celebrated her big day. There was a tremendous display of celebration as the room was full of people who offered their good wishes. She’s inspiration to all of us, and her advocacy for her community has not gone unnoticed.

Kanata North Girls Guides

Congratulations to the Kanata North Girl Guides for hosting the Spring Tea and Craft Sale event. It was wonderful to see just how well our community supported this terrific event.  I look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s event.