On Saturday, July 19 I have organized a free family BBQ at Phyllis Rawlinson Park from 1pm to 4pm. Please come and enjoy!
The fundraiser with George Smitherman was a great success. I was very pleased to have Minister Helena Jaczek, Minister Reza Moridi and new MPP Chris Ballard join us. I was also thankful to Liberal candidate Jane Philpott for her support.
George had some very nice things to say about me and I can’t thank him enough for his kinds words.
On April 3, I was officially “Green Lit” by the Liberal Party of Canada.
This means that the Liberal Party reviewed my resume and application to run and approved me as a candidate. To win, I still need to convince existing members and sign up more members than any other candidate in the riding and win the nomination vote, the date of which has not yet been set.
If you live in Aurora or Richmond Hill between Wellington and Elgin Mills (or if you are between Elgin Mills and Major Mackenzie, then east of Shirley Drive) please join the Liberal Party as soon as possible. I cannot win without your support and every vote counts!
Please join us for a free skate on Family Day, Monday, February 17 at the Bond Lake Arena, 70 Old Colony Road in Oak Ridges, Richmond Hill from 2pm to 4pm. This event will be fun for the whole family with hot chocolate and coffee.
Thank you to everybody who came to my campaign launch on Oct 20. I really appreciated your support and the event wouldn’t have been a success without each and every one of you there. You can see some of the pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151650116296920.1073741831.29080711919&type=1&l=b33edb7b32
Going forward, we still have a lot of work to do. The only way to win the nomination is to sign up the most members, as fast as possible, so that we can win the vote at the nomination meeting no matter when it is called. If you, your friends or family live in the riding and have not yet joined the Liberal Party, please go to https://action.liberal.ca/EN/membership and sign up.
I’m going to be canvassing whenever possible to sign up new members. If you are available on any of the following days, please contact Enid Mills (Enid.Mills@rogers.com) and let her know:
- Sunday, November 3 – 1pm to dusk (I know, sort of last minute)
- Saturday, November 9 – 1pm to 3pm
- Sunday, November 10 – 1pm to dusk
- Sunday, November 17 – 1pm to dusk
- Saturday, November 30 – 1pm to dusk
- Sunday, December 1 – 1pm to dusk
Also, I will be making my 50th blood donation from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, December 12 at Hillcrest Mall. Canadian Blood Services is organizing a small “Milestone Celebration” and I’ve committed to find eight other people to join Heather and me to give the gift of life. If you would like to participate, please let me know what time you are able to come as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your very generous support. With a team like this, I know we’re going to win!