Spent the evening with Ken Hardie's gang from Fleetwood - Pt Kells. Great team and lots of positive vibes. They're all hyped for October and telling Surrey about all the great work that Ken's been doing on their behalf. Thanks for the invite!
Great team of door knockers went out in Aldergrove to find out what you felt were the top federal issues that you were concerned about. Health care was #1, Affordable housing #2 and Homlessness#3. Thanks to everyone for the great feedback.
Great opportunity to sit down with the gang from Cloverdale-Langley City and talk over the latest political issues of the day. Member of Parliament John Aldag and Gary Anandasangaree were on hand to listen and provide some insight.
The Langley Arts Council open house at their new facilty in Aldergrove was a great success! Hats off to the many volunteers that supported the council with their renovations and to the many local artists that now have a home. They even allowed me to paint my first tree!
The Honourable Romeo Dallaire dropped in for lunch at the Bessborough Armoury on Wednesday. Talk about a great table conversation. The latest update on Honour Ranch, news about Wounded Warriors Canada and the Juno Beach Centre allswirled around the table.
Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks launched their new Orion 1-1, at Bessborough Armoury. $1 from every bottle gets donated to Honour House, a “home away from home” for military, veterans and emergency services personnel and their families while they receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area. Great turnout with some great tunes!
Conference Theme: Building Future Frameworks During the Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence, we received updates on the changing international environment and how Canada is preparing to act alongside partners and allies to secure Canada and Canadians into the future. Traditional Canadian NATO and NORAD defence relationship, Canadian cyber structure and Canadian industry’s preparedness in meeting defence needs were discussed.
I always try and make a point of paying my respects at the National War Memorial in Ottawa when I'm there. The term "Lest We Forget" seems somewhat more relevant when you stand in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.