MP Jim Eglinski Congratulates Local Constituent
April 15, 2016
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, congratulated Jadey Van der Vlis on receiving a post-secondary bursary and for being selected as the 2016 Ponoka Rodeo Queen.
The following is the statement he delivered:
“Mr. Speaker, last Saturday in Leslieville Community Centre in central Alberta, I had the privilege of attending the Rocky Mountain House Agricultural Society’s annual “Salute to Agriculture” banquet. This event celebrated the achievements of local farmers in the area.
During the event, post-secondary education bursaries were given out. Miss Jadey Van der Vlis from Alhambra, Alberta, in her first year of education at Red Deer College, was one of the recipients. Later on, I was speaking with Jadey about her wishes to become a teacher and her future. During the conversation, she excitedly mentioned that she had been selected as a finalist in the Miss Ponoka Rodeo Queen competition. I have just learned that she was selected.
Congratulations to Jadey for becoming the 2016 Ponoka Rodeo Queen and for winning a post-secondary education bursary. Well done, young lady!”