Posted on Apr 5, 2017

Erin's Corner: March 2017

Erin’s Corner: March 2017 

March has been a great month for events in our region.

Late in February I was delighted to present a cheque to the Lakeside Curling club, for improvements and on March 5th  The Stony Plain Women's Institute held a Founder Day Tea at the Multicultural Centre ,which unfortunately I could not attend, but will mark my calendar for next year. Thank you so much for submitting a picture, and I look forward to next year. 

On the 5th of March I attended the Alberta Rural Education Symposium, featuring keynote speaker Todd Hirsch, ATB Financials Chief Economist. On march 8th ‘Her Work” art opening was on display at the Multicultural Centre,   The Multicultural Heritage Centre has been preserving and promoting the history of Stony Plain for over 40 years. The Centre boasts a living museum which reflects local history, Western Canadian pioneer life and an art gallery promoting local artists as well as artists from all over Alberta and Canada. 

On March 10th I was honoured to present a cheque to YWCA Camp YoWoChas in Fallis on Lake Wabamun. Well-deserved funding for long needed infrastructure improvements. Camp YoWoChas has been a fixture in our community since 1953. Offering a wide variety of outdoor experiences, the year-round facility is a popular destination for many groups in addition to the programming offered by the YWCA. 

In the afternoon I headed off for the Drayton Valley Rural Information Forum to make an announcement on funding on behalf of MLA Bilious. March 16th I was invited to attend and speak at the Duffield REA AGM and discuss future capacity markets and the next week EQUS AGM asked me to speak on the future of coal transitions. 

March 17 and 18th Gossamer Treasures Gallery in Wabamun hosted the Solo exhibition ‘Utopia-in search of perfection’ featuring the artistry of Reg Faulkner.   In conjunction with this exhibition Gossamer Treasures launched the book opening of ‘Turning Back the Clock of Deception”, first novel of Susanna Fisher of Wabamun. 

March 18th also brought me to the “Serve and Protect Community Ball” This year there were three “Unsung Hero” awards given to honour those that serve our communities, Vanessa Schonekess (Paramedic) RCMP Officer CST. Patricia Chornoby, (Police) Stony Plain Fire Chief, Trevor Mistal (Fire). A wonderful evening, and a reminder of how much our Emergency Services personnel do for our communities 24 hours a day. I would like to extend my congratulations to all the recipients. 

It has also been very busy during the week as we are now back in session. You can find all of my member’s statements and other speaking moments on my website. 

Starting in March, every 2nd Saturday, our office will be open from 10am to 2pm with the exception of April 8th to accommodate constituents that cannot come and chat during the week. Please book your appointment by contacting our office during the week.   

Come see me at the Tri Municipal Expo at the Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. I will be there on April 7th 8th and 9th.

Good weather is just around the corner!   Have a great April!

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