Riding Update – Week of October 8, 2018
October 12, 2018
I spent the week sailing on the HMCS Vancouver as part of the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence Parliamentary Program.
This amazing experience gave me the opportunity to experience life aboard one of Canada’s major warships, living among and interacting with its sailors to gain a deeper understanding of their mission in service to Canada. I gained a perspective of what life is like at sea and I better understand the training that each sailor receives in addition to their actual job. There is a lot of complexity and moving pieces to each sub-team and it was incredible to see how each team interacts with the others in order to run an operational warship.
Thank you to all of our sailors, past and present, who spend months at a time away from family in the service of our country.
I returned to the riding on Friday. That evening, I attended the Edson Business Awards Gala. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!
On Saturday, I toured the Weyerhaeuser mill in Edson as part of their 35th Anniversary celebration. Later that day, I drove to the seniors’ centre in Alberta Beach to attend an event celebrating the approval of a $25,000 grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The funds will be used for their adult exercise and garden areas.
I will be back in Ottawa next week as the House resumes. Look for my update next week on the happenings of Parliament.