Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Erin's Corner: December 2017

December was packed full of significant time in session at the Legislature and Christmas celebrations.

I was thrilled so many community members stopped by the Constituency Office for a Christmas Open House on December 7th. It was great to connect and have conversation with you.

At this time of year, my favourite thing is Community. We find so many powerful examples of the love around us that happens whether through small acts of kindness between strangers, habitual acts of service with neighbours, or large collective acts of generosity such as those that enable the Kinsmen and Kinettes Clubs, the Parkland Food Bank, and other organizations to support those who need it most. Community as exemplified by the legacy Annual Christmas Dinner now carried on by Stony Plain United Church means people don’t have to be alone. I challenge anyone to find a region in Alberta where community carries as much meaning as it does in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County. The Tri-Region is a gold-standard for collaboration. Community makes life better.

Change is on the horizon for our community. For those affected by the coal transition in particular, know that I support you. I have advocated for unprecedented programs which are now available to support you through this transition.

On December 21st, the Meridian Foundation unveiled their beautiful new mural by artist James McKay and community members.

My family and I are looking forward to Family Fest at the Heritage Pavillion from 6 pm to 9 pm on New Year’s Eve in Stony Plain.

We are located at 5004-50th Avenue in Stony Plain. Should you have any questions or need assistance with an issue, please contact me by phone at (780)963-1444 or email at stony.plain@assembly.ab.ca. You can also find me on the Web, Facebook and Twitter.