Visits on Veterans’ Week:
It was an inspiring week meeting and speaking with some many people about service to our great country. I started the week off with a visit to Kanata Academy where I spoke with students, grades K-12, about the meaning of Remembrance Day and the importance of thanking our veterans for their service & sacrifice. I then joined Venta Preparatory School’s Remembrance Service where students read a variety of poems and held a moment of silence. I had the pleasure of speaking to students at Encounters With Canada’s “War Time Meal,” as they learned about what service means to Canadians. It is important for young people to remember the sacrifices our veterans have made for our freedom and democracy.
I was thrilled to join 429 ‘Bison’ Squadron in Trenton for their 75th Anniversary. We should all salute the men and women of the Canadian Forces – past and present – who have served with unparalleled bravery and selflessness. We are all so very proud & so very grateful.
On November 11th, I had the honour of marching in the Kanata Remembrance Parade and laying a wreath during the ceremony on behalf of the Government of Canada. It was great to meet and chat with so many thankful Canadians at the Kanata Legion reception. Thank you Kanata Branch 638 of the Royal Canadian Legion for organizing the events. I urge all Canadians to seek out our veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces, as well as their families, and tell them how grateful you are for their sacrifice. Lest we forget.
Cisco Canada President Visits Kanata:
I was thrilled to visit Cisco’s Research & Development site in the Kanata Tech Park and welcome Rola Dagher, the Canadian President of Cisco Canada, to Kanata. I was inspired by the hard work and innovation being carried out by members of our community, specifically in the realm of cybersecurity. Thank you for having me!
Keep Ottawa Warm:
As the cold weather sets in, we must remember those in our communities who will be the most affected. I have joined the #KeepOttawaWarm campaign by placing a donation box outside my office door at 555 Legget Drive, Suite 121, for anyone to come by and donate their winter clothing. Donations will go to the Ottawa Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, and Cornerstone Housing for Women. Please consider donating some clothing so that everyone can keep warm.
Town Hall – Thursday November 16:
Our next “Let’s Talk” takes place tonight, on Thursday November 16th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Kanata Recreation Centre (Hall A). I look forward to meeting and hearing from Constituents on those issues of most importance to the community. We will talk about a broad array of issues and I will be happy to answer any questions that those attending may have.