Generosity abounds in our community
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This article was published 11/01/2021 (869 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The St. James-Assiniboia area is filled with individuals, organizations and businesses who, despite their own financial hardships, are generously giving back to our community.
The Grace Hospital Foundation has received donations of food, refreshments, sweet treats, gifts, flowers and cards of thanks for the dedicated work of our frontline health care workers. I would like to thank all the contributors, who have made a difference in the lives of so many in our community.
Our most challenged business sector has been the hospitality industry. To their credit, many restaurants, hotels, and food providers have risen to help our community. I have maintained a regular rapport with Jon Einarson, the executive director of the Grace Hospital Foundation and it is so humbling to hear of so many businesses helping others when they themselves are challenged.
I would like to recognize just some of those in the hospitality industry who have been so supportive of frontline workers at the Grace Hospital — Little Goat Restaurant, Silver Heights Restaurant, D’Jays Restaurant, Pad Thai Restaurant, Cottage Bakery and Café, The Westhaven Retirement Community, Mr. Perogie, Olympia Diner, Chicken Chef and Red Bull.
I would be remiss if I did not include the generosity of McDonald’s, The Keg Steak House, Willy Dogs, Tim Hortons and Bill Gould of WETT Sales who have all been supportive when called upon. I realize that there are many others who have made contributions and I thank them, also.
When Scott Fielding and I contributed a coffee donation, our front-line health-care workers were appreciative as they have been to all who have helped.
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The Government of Manitoba continues to roll out its vaccination program at the super site at RBC Convention Centre. Currently, the eligibility criteria for vaccination appointments includes these health care workers:
• Those working in critical care;
• Those working in long-term care ;
• Those in acute care facilities;
• Those assigned to a COVID immunization clinic or testing site.
Manitoba will soon launch an online dashboard to provide information about the program. More information about the vaccine campaign in our province is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine
The vaccine immunization program continues to progress with many initiatives evolving. On Jan. 11, Manitoba launched a 28-day personal care home immunization campaign to immunize all eligible PCH residents.
For further information please feel free to contact my constituency office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 204-615-6044.
Assiniboia constituency report
Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.