This week, I had the opportunity to participate in an All Candidates Meeting hosted by PRATAC in Almonte and a meeting for English Public School Board Trustees in Ward 1 hosted by Pakenham Public School Council and Bridging Generations. Both meetings were an opportunity to share my vision for Public Education and to answer questions from community members. Thanks to both organizing groups for providing space for the community to come together and engage in municipal politics.
I also participated in the 2018 Hunger Awareness Program at the Hunger Stop/Lanark County Food Bank. By participating in this Program, I was able to witness the great work the Food Bank does in action. As Thanksgiving approaches, why not consider donating to your local foodbank? Don’t forget infants and pets if you are thinking about purchasing items – an important piece of information I learned from being involved in the Hunger Awareness Program.
Saturday, I was able to witness history in the making as Carleton Place hosted its first ever Pride event. It was wonderful to see so many families and students in attendance. September 30th, 2018 marks Orange Shirt Day and a time to reflect on the history of Residential schools. Schools in the UCDSB will be wearing Orange on October 1, 2018.
I look forward to another great week!