Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season:
As 2017 comes to a close and the holiday season approaches, I want you to know just how much of a privilege and honour it has been to represent the people of Kanata-Carleton these past two years. I am constantly inspired by the creativity, compassion, courage, and commitment I see in the people of the riding every day.
So, from my family to yours, I hope you enjoy a holiday season filled with light, love, togetherness and peace! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that your 2018 is filled with health, happiness and much love!
Last week we celebrated the first day of Hanukkah. For eight days straight, friends and families have gathered together to eat, pray, and light the candles of the menorah, one by one. Hanukkah is about finding light in the darkness and hope in the face of adversity. For all of us, Hanukkah is a reminder that love drowns out hatred, that light drowns out darkness, and that each one of us can be part of building a better, and more compassionate world. Chag Semeach to everyone celebrating!
Carp Santa Clause Parade:
What a lovely snowy day we had for the Huntley Community Association’s Santa Claus Parade in Carp. The community turnout was great, especially the little ones all bundled up! Thank you to the amazing volunteers, police, and firefighters who participated in the parade and made sure good times were had by all.
Skate with KMHA:
I was happy to come out and join the Kanata Minor Hockey Association on their Canada150 Skating Day. Thank you for organizing a lovely public skate and a special game of shinny! As the snow gets deeper, I look forward to all of the great Canadian winter activities that lie ahead!
I was honoured to participate in the Servicewomen’s Salute at the Canadian War Museum in recognition and honour of former and current Canadian Armed Forces women’s service to Canada, and a century of Canadian women exercising their full suffrage right to vote. As a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces and a current Member of Parliament, I salute all the women who fought both in the military and in government in order for me to be where I am today.
Summer Leadership Program:
Calling on all young Canadians with diverse backgrounds and experiences: applications are now open for the 2018 Summer Leadership Program! The program gives young people an opportunity to contribute to our team while gaining vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers’ Offices, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Liberal Research Bureau. Applicants must have completed high school and be available to work full-time in Ottawa from April 30th – August 24th, 2018.