Posted on Jul 1, 2016

July Newsletter

Howdy! Once again it’s time to dust off our western wear and celebrate a timeless city tradition: the Calgary Stampede. With the Stampede Grounds, parade route, and many breakfasts and BBQs located in Calgary-Buffalo, I look forward to immersing myself in activities alongside my colleagues, constituents, and neighbors. Starting with the parade on July 8th, I will be attending Stampede activities throughout the days of July 8th-17th. If you are hosting an event for Stampede week, I would love to stop by to chat – please contact myself or my staff at 403-244-7737 or to keep us up to date with happenings in the community.


I invite all Calgary-Buffalo residents to join my caucus colleagues and Premier Rachel Notley at the Premier’s Annual Stampede Breakfast from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11th at McDougall Centre (455 6th Street SW). The free event will feature live music, dancing, Stampede Royalty, Chuckwagon Drivers and plenty of pancakes to go around.


On July 15th I will be handing out coffee at the annual Kerby Centre Stampede Breakfast from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at 1133 7th Ave SW. Kerby Centre’s vision of a happy and healthy senior population is supported by the Alberta Government’s mission to promote the well-being and quality of life of Alberta seniors. The breakfast is open to people of all-ages, and I encourage you to stop by to connect with the volunteers, residents, and members who make up and support this thriving hub for older adults.


As we come together to celebrate our western heritage and share in the sights of the Stampede, we must not forget our duty to our fellow Albertans. As I write this in late-May, the wildfires in Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo remain extreme. With residents of Fort McMurray beginning to return home on June 1st, we know that the hard work of rebuilding is still ahead of us. I want to thank the many constituents who have reached out to our office to find out how they can help their neighbors in Northern Alberta. All of Alberta stands with Fort McMurray.