Part of my Platform
7. Support our Fairs, Festivals and Special Events and recognize the contributions of the organizers and volunteers who provide the opportunities to bring people together.
I was in Grade Five. This is an original poem. I’m not Robert Frost.
For those of you who are baseball fans, you can see that I've been a Yankee fan for a long, long time.
This is my first memory of Burford Fair. I was a good printer.
Victoria is the Capital city of British Columbia. This year I was fortunate enough to attend the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies annual Conference here in Victoria. Mutual insurance companies from across Canada belong to CAMIC. As a Director on the Board of Brant Mutual insurance Company I was one of this years delegates. We learn about best business practices and current insurance issues as well as networking with other members from across Canada. From the Conference Centre you can see the legislative buildings.
I’ll be home tomorrow. Victoria is a beautiful and historic city but there’s no place like home!
I would like to offer my condolences to the families of two good men who sadly passed away this week. I served on Council with both Art and Murray. They were both dedicated Councillors and both good men.
Spending a few days at the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies conference in Victoria BC
Part of my Platform
9. Recognize the respect our seniors deserve and work to ensure the principals of "An Age Friendly Community" are followed and promoted.
What is an age-friendly community?
In an age-friendly community, the policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to help seniors "age actively." In other words, the community is set up to help seniors live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved.
For example, in an age-friendly community:
sidewalks are well lit and kept in good shape;
buildings have automatic door openers and elevators; and
seniors take part in all sorts of community activities, such as visiting museums or libraries, taking courses or volunteering for charities or civic duties.
An age-friendly community:
recognizes that seniors have a wide range of skills and abilities;
understands and meets the age-related needs of seniors;
respects the decisions and lifestyle choices of seniors;
protects those seniors who are vulnerable;
recognizes that seniors have a lot to offer their community; and
recognizes how important it is to include seniors in all areas of community life.
Council meetings should NOT be like out of control Hockey games. Members of Council must be respectful to each other and respectful to all those present at the meeting. Passionate debate can be respectful. Rudeness and belligerence should not be tolerated.
WE NEED TO BE BETTER.
Part of my Platform
10. Ensure that our children and young adults can participate in activities that are educational and fun by promoting and offering programs in the Arts and Humanities along with Sports and Recreation.
We can use our Libraries and recreational facilities to provide opportunities for our children and young adults to enjoy participating in the Arts and Humanities. Volunteer coaches , teachers, mentors and helpers who can share their skills and talents can be recruited. Music, Theatre. Arts and Literature. Not everyone likes to play sports.
Which one is NOT in Ward Four? (it almost is)
Rooster is telling you to wake up and vote for Robert.
One of the most relaxing places in Ward Four.
Do you recognize this path. It’s in Ward Four! Who knows where?
I’ve played there as a child. I’ve taken my family there. I’ve walked my dog there. I’ve fished there. And I've met people there enjoying nature as I do.
Do you know where the path leads?……..You won’t know unless you take it.
Everyone should visit The Curiosity Stop! Its new and it’s in Scotland.
Stop in and visit with the friendly proprietors and check out the amazing work of over 25 local artisans whose work is neatly displayed and professionally presented. You will see vintage collectibles, jewelry, art, clothing, candles, a variety of hand crafted items and much more.
Its bright . It’s new. And it’s in Ward Four!