Riding Update – Winter Break
January 26, 2018
It was another busy break! After spending time with family over the holidays, I got back to work. I was able to travel throughout a large portion of the riding, meeting with students, community leaders, and everyone in between!
On the week of January 8, I attended a Town Council meeting in Warburg, hosted a public meeting with MP Blaine Calkins on rural crime near Gull Lake, stopped in at my Rocky Mountain House office, and met constituents in my Edson riding office. At the end of the week, I met with Yellowhead Mayor Gerald Soroka and the Evansburg Legion.
I spent the following Monday and Tuesday in Grande Cache. While there, I had meetings with Mayor Castle and Council, the President of Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, the CEO of Grande Cache Coal, and the Assistant Deputy Warden of Grande Cache Institute. I also stopped by the Tourism Centre.
That Tuesday evening, I drove back to Edson to attend their Town Council Meeting.
I spent Wednesday, January 17, in my office. The following day, I enjoyed Mary Bergeron Elementary School’s grand opening.
That Friday, I attended a tour of Jasper’s Jr/Sr. High School along with Quebec students from the Experience Canada Program. Following the student tour, I drove to Hinton to meet with the town’s Mountain Pine Beetle Advisory Committee.
On January 22, I flew to Victoria, B.C. to attend the Conservative Party Winter Retreat where we prepared for the upcoming spring session. We spent the week in meetings and conferences, bringing forward and discussing the wide range of issues that affect each of our ridings. I also attended a meet-and-greet with the Vancouver Island Electoral District Association (EDA) in Duncan.
At the end of the week, I will be flying back to the riding to meet with previous Drayton Valley Mayors.
I am excited for the upcoming session and getting back to Parliament Hill so I can represent you in Ottawa! The House will resume on January 29, and my next update will be next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.