This will be a Christmas like no other

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This article was published 11/12/2020 (660 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

2020 has been a challenging year for all residents of Transcona and none more so than for our vulnerable seniors. On behalf of all residents of Transcona, I send my sincerest condolences to those who have a lost loved ones to COVID-19. 
Christmas this year will look a lot different in more ways than one. Families will have empty chairs at the dinner table that were meant for loved ones but COVID-19 restrictions will most likely limit gatherings. 
I want to take this chance to encourage residents to stay connected with their family and friends virtually through their computers, tablets and smartphones.
Mental health and wellness is a vital component of getting through this pandemic together. Ensuring your own personal wellness and mental health is vital and also checking in on our loved ones to let them know that they are not alone goes a long way in providing support and encouragement.
As we turn the page on 2020 there is thankfully a light at the end of the tunnel. Health Canada has approved the first vaccines in the fight against COVID-19. But we must continue to do our part by limiting our contacts, only gathering with our immediate households, washing our hands, wearing face masks and practising social distancing.  
Many residents reach out to my office looking for ways to give back to the community. The Transcona Council for Seniors is still looking for volunteer drivers to help seniors get to their medical appointments. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, you will be required to submit a criminal background check and your driver’s abstract to Colleen Tackaberry via email to tcs@mymts.net.
As you gather with your immediate household for Christmas, Hanukkah, and to ring in the New Year during this holiday season, I wish you a healthy and safe New Year, from my family to yours. 
As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you will find my articles informative. 
I currently have a Facebook page, Instagram account, and website (www.shawnnason.ca) to regularly inform our community on items of importance.  Should you want to discuss this or other items of concern —please contact my office by calling 204-986-8087 or emailing me at snason@winnipeg.ca

2020 has been a challenging year for all residents of Transcona and none more so than for our vulnerable seniors. On behalf of all residents of Transcona, I send my sincerest condolences to those who have a lost loved ones to COVID-19. 

Christmas this year will look a lot different in more ways than one. Families will have empty chairs at the dinner table that were meant for loved ones but COVID-19 restrictions will most likely limit gatherings. 

I want to take this chance to encourage residents to stay connected with their family and friends virtually through their computers, tablets and smartphones.

Mental health and wellness is a vital component of getting through this pandemic together. Ensuring your own personal wellness and mental health is vital and also checking in on our loved ones to let them know that they are not alone goes a long way in providing support and encouragement.

As we turn the page on 2020 there is thankfully a light at the end of the tunnel. Health Canada has approved the first vaccines in the fight against COVID-19. But we must continue to do our part by limiting our contacts, only gathering with our immediate households, washing our hands, wearing face masks and practising social distancing.  

Many residents reach out to my office looking for ways to give back to the community. The Transcona Council for Seniors is still looking for volunteer drivers to help seniors get to their medical appointments. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, you will be required to submit a criminal background check and your driver’s abstract to Colleen Tackaberry via email to tcs@mymts.net.

As you gather with your immediate household for Christmas, Hanukkah, and to ring in the New Year during this holiday season, I wish you a healthy and safe New Year, from my family to yours. 

As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you will find my articles informative. 

I currently have a Facebook page, Instagram account, and website (www.shawnnason.ca) to regularly inform our community on items of importance.  Should you want to discuss this or other items of concern —please contact my office by calling 204-986-8087 or emailing me at snason@winnipeg.ca

Shawn Nason

Shawn Nason
Transcona ward report

Shawn Nason is the city councillor for Transcona ward.

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