Riding Update – Week of March 13, 2017
Parliament was down this week, allowing me to spend time in the riding. I had the opportunity to attend a number of community events and meetings, as well as speak to local students.
Last weekend, I spoke at the Flag Raising Ceremony of the Franco-Albertan flag at École Mountain View in Hinton. This was a great opportunity to celebrate the richness and diversity of a vibrant and growing Albertan Francophonie. Also last weekend, I attended the Jasper Pride Festival, as well as a St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser in Niton Junction.
On Monday, I had the opportunity to speak to a Grade 6 class at St. Anthony School in Drayton Valley. That evening, I attended the Mayerthorpe Town Council Meeting.
On Tuesday, I was back in Jasper to attend the Jasper National Park Annual Public Forum, where the implementation of the Jasper National Park Management Plan was discussed, including the proposed route of the Icefields Trail.
On Saturday, I will be speaking at the Rimbey Fish & Game Banquet. This event will be raising money to go towards educational programs and conservation efforts to ensure that local fish and wildlife continue to thrive well into the future.
I will be heading back to Ottawa on Sunday. My next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it will sit next week.