This Saturday, let us honour the valour and sacrifice of those Canadian women and men who have served and continue to serve in the defense of peace, freedom, and democracy. Their unparalleled bravery and distinction has been an example of the best in all of us: courage in the face of danger, tenacity for building a better world, and selfless sacrifice made by themselves and their families. Please join me on Saturday November 11th at Colchester Square in Kanata for the Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony, and please be sure to support one of the numerous poppy campaigns in our community. I urge all Canadians to seek out our Veterans, to seek out serving members of the Armed Forces, and also their families, and tell them how grateful you are for their service and sacrifice. I know that is what I will be doing on November 11th. Lest we forget.
Swiss-Canadian Innovation Day:
I was honoured to welcome the Swiss Ambassador, Beat Nobs, to Kanata for Swiss-Canadian Innovation Day focused on “Shaping the Mobility Revolution.” Such fascinating technological innovation coming out of Kanata! I look forward to continued great discussions about Canadian technology and trade relations between our two countries.
Guitars for Veterans:
I look forward to attending a great cause on Friday, November 10th at Algonquin College. The “Guitars for Veterans” concert will raise funds to buy guitars for Veterans who cannot afford to buy their own. The event will help bring the therapeutic power of music to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (serving and retired) who are dealing with the invisible wounds of their service.
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 next week, 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.