One new candidate in race for Seine River Ward 1
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This article was published 14/10/2014 (3090 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Incumbent Seine River School Division Ward 1 trustees Wendy Bloomfield, Gary Nelson and Greg Reid are running for re-election, with newcomer Neil Reavely throwing his hat in the ring. Voters will be choosing three of out the four candidates when they mark their ballots on Oct. 22.
Gary Nelson has represented La Salle on the Seine River School Board for more than 20 years. This month voters will elect three trustees to represent La Salle and St. Norbert. As the only La Salle resident on the ballot, Nelson asks for your support to maintain a strong voice for our community.
Greg Reid has been a trustee in the Seine River School Division since 2002.
He said he’s very much looking forward to being re-elected and working for the next four years with communities and staff to ensure the best possible opportunities and education for
students in the division.
He has worked in the health care sector for more than 23 years, and is now in a senior leadership role with Southern Health-Santé Sud, which he feels has prepared him with beneficialexperience as a trustee.
He believes great things have been accomplished in the division and looks forward to building on that foundation. He said he’ll be available and responsive to concerns and questions and to advocate on parents’ behalf regarding issues important to them and their children. Continued emphasis on inclusion, mental health and emotional support for students and families, and fiscal accountability and decision-making are important issues, he said.
Wendy Bloomfield said a strong public education is the foundation of a progressive and caring society. She believes we must strive to help all children learn to be innovative and
compassionate citizens of the future.
She said serving as a trustee for the past 31 years has been both a privilege and an incredible
experience. If re-elected, she said she would continue to use the knowledge and experience she has gained to listen to residents, understand the issues, and strive to make fair decisions that focus on the educational needs of all children.
Neil Reavely has lived in St. Norbert for almost 40 years, and received all his public schooling within the Seine River School Division.
He’s spent the last 16 years working as an educational assistant for the division.
He said he’s had the pleasure of working with many students and sharing their successes. Seven years ago, Reavely and his wife became foster parents to a student.
Reavely has coached volleyball, football and basketball teams. He’s participated in the annual Clean Sweep project, where Grade 9 students take part in the community by planting trees or cleaning up trash. He also helps with what he said seems to be an annual sandbagging ordeal.
No photo of Reavely was available by deadline.