Riding Update – Weeks of March 4 & 11, 2019
During the week of March 4th, I took some time off to visit friends I haven’t seen in quite a while.
On Saturday, March 9th, I met with constituents in Wildwood and had a very enjoyable supper with them.
On Monday, March 11, I spent the day in my riding office, getting caught up on my emails, phone calls and scheduling events for the rest of the week.
On Tuesday, I met with constituents in Edson and on Wednesday, I met and toured the new expansion at Acreage Pharms in Peers. That afternoon, I visited Parkland Composite High School in Edson where I met with grade 11 Social Studies students. It is always a pleasure to meet with students in the riding to get their perspective on what is happening federally and answer any questions they may have.
On Thursday, I spent the day in the riding office and on Friday afternoon, my wife, Nancy, and I, along with many community friends and neighbours, attended the afternoon prayer at the local mosque in Edson. I was pleased to see the community so united. That evening Nancy and I attended the 75th Annual Chamber Banquet and Awards event at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House.
On Saturday, I drove to Edmonton and on the way, stopped to see some constituents just west of Sylvan Lake. Then I continued to Edmonton for my flight back to Ottawa the next morning as the House will be reconvening on March 18th.
Look for my update next week on the happenings of Parliament.
P.S. I want to wish all my constituents a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Two Irish blessings that will certainly bring a smile to your face:
As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.
May your troubles be less, your blessings be more and nothing, but happiness come through your door.