Summer, What a Time to Connect!
I enjoy being in the riding during the summer where I can reconnect with my constituents. After Parliament adjourned for the summer, I began my travels throughout the region.
At the end of June, I hosted a roundtable discussion with local officials regarding freshwater lakes in Yellowhead. I also attended the Hinton Beaver Boardwalk, as well as a geothermal energy information session.
While in Ottawa for the first week of July, I met with nine constituents who were visiting the capital. Also that week, I participated in events at Parliament Hill and the United States Embassy. I was back in the riding at the end of the week to attend Edson’s Great Canadian BBQ in the Park, as well as plant a commemorative tree at the George Pegg Historical Garden in Glenevis.
For the week of July 10, I spent time in my Edson office meeting with constituents regarding various issues such as veterans and softwood lumber. I also participated in the Edson Summer Festival, handing out flags and conversing with local residents.
The following week, I attended Edson’s Rotary Club meeting and later participated in a conference call. Midweek, I made a trip up to Grande Cache to attend several meetings regarding local issues and later attended the Town Council meeting. On Thursday, I was in my Rocky Mountain House office where I met with constituents and walked around the Market on Main in the evening. On the weekend, I visited Bench Creek Brewery in Edson before going to the “Got Your Six” shooting competition, which was a local fundraiser to raise awareness of PTSD.
For the last week of July, I met with constituents in my Edson office. I also met with a local radio station and recorded two messages. On the Thursday, I participated in TransAlta’s tour of their Brazeau Hydro Plant and coal facilities in Wabamun.
August promises to be another good month where I can meet up with many of my constituents before heading back to Ottawa in September.