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Like many other events in our community, Canada Day celebrations have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months have been difficult for everyone.
Thankfully, people from all walks of life have stepped up to the challenge in a true spirit of Canadian resilience and innovation to help us through the first wave.
Health-care workers, grocery store clerks, first responders and many others have demonstrated through their service what it means to love thy neighbour. Churches, gurdwaras, synagogues, care homes, schools, and hundreds of small businesses in Kildonan-St. Paul have, despite being forced to drastically change their daily routines, risen to the occasion in service to our community. This commitment to support our most vulnerable represents the very best of Canada and inspires so many newcomers from around the world to settle in our community.
This Canada Day is very special to me, as it is my first as your member of Parliament. I am honoured to represent you in the House of Commons during this unprecedented time in world history. I have spoken to parents, students, essential workers and hundreds of other constituents facing significant challenges to their emotional well-being and severe economic hardship as a result of the pandemic. I am working hard to deliver results for them and advocate for all residents.
Canada Day is also an opportunity to remember the sacrifice of Canada’s veterans and the heroes who gave their lives on the battlefield in service to our country. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces who continue to serve around the world deserve our heartfelt gratitude for their dedication and duty to Canada.
Although parades, fireworks, and Legion barbecues are on hold until next year, I am pleased to host a socially-distanced drive-thru meet-and-greet for local families at my constituency office from 10 a.m. to noon on Wed., July 1. There will be free Canada Day treats and goodies for the kids.
We are located at Unit B-27 Red River Blvd. W. in Winnipeg.
The strength and resolve of our community members in the face of an unprecedented global health crisis inspires me to work hard everyday on behalf of Kildonan-St. Paul seniors, families and youth, including our recent grads who have not been able to celebrate their achievement in a typical fashion. I wish them every success and happiness as they start the next chapters of their lives.
God bless Canada.
Kildonan-St. Paul constituency report
Raquel Dancho is the Conservative MP for Kildonan-St. Paul.