The busy season falls upon us


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This article was published 27/09/2021 (610 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Well, it’s official, fall has begun. The leaves have started to change colours, the weather has started to cool down, and we’re fully into the swing of back-to-school season.

Between the sadness of saying goodbye to summer, and the excitement of going back to school, it is a very bittersweet time of the year for many Manitobans.

An important part of the back-to-school season is the preparation and acquiring of school supplies for the upcoming year. I am happy that, thanks to Telus Kits for Kids, we were able to donate a number of backpacks, fully stocked with supplies, to the schools in our community. Every year Telus makes it possible for us to give back to the students in our community, and this year was no exception.

September also brings along Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie Week. The funds raised through the sale of smile cookies will be donated to the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation and the St. Amant Foundation, to help support children and adults with disabilities. Smile Cookie Week is such a wonderful way for people to get a delicious treat while giving back to their community.
I would like to take the opportunity now to highlight a local family making efforts to educate individuals about puppy breeding.

Giselle and Grant grew up with dogs in their lives, and shortly after getting married, decided to have a St. Bernard join their family. After training her to be a Canadian champion, they decided to have puppies, which is where their journey with breeding began.

Though they have retired from breeding, they still consider themselves to be preservation breeders and continue to educate people on the importance of researching breeds and breeders when looking at bringing a puppy into your home.

Preservation breeders are people who study their dogs with the object of bettering their chosen breed; they have few litters, breeding for improvement, rather than excessive amounts of puppies to sell.

Giselle and Grant have been members of the Assiniboine Kennel Club and host an annual event every April at the St. Norbert Community Centre where Canadian and American St. Bernard breeders and owners meet.  

Giselle encourages anyone interested in buying a puppy to visit the breeders’ homes and see the dog in its natural environment.  Giselle said it is the best way to learn about the breed and ensure that the dog and family are a fit, as the dog will be a part of the family for many years.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and contact my constituency office by emailing or calling 204-794-8079.

Janice Morley-Lecomte

Janice Morley-Lecomte
Seine River constituency report

Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.

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