With November underway, I’m looking forward to what the rest of this month will bring, particularly in regard to our Manitoba government. On the 19th, I will join my fellow MLAs at the legislature for the Speech from the Throne to mark the beginning of a new legislative session. The new session will involve a lot of work as our government introduces, discusses, debates and votes on bills for the benefit of Manitobans in the Dawson Trail constituency and across the province.
On the local front, I’ve been given the chance to visit Landmark Elementary School and speak to the grades 5 and 6 classes about the provincial government, and how it works. I look forward to answering interesting questions from some very curious students, and I hope that I’ll be able to help ignite some interest and curiosity about politics in some of these kids.
In the upcoming weeks, I plan on hosting a couple of my regular Coffee With Bob events. One of them will be held in Anola, for some of the new constituents who have joined Dawson Trail through the recent boundary changes for electoral districts. I will also host one at the Villa Youville personal care home in Ste. Anne again, along with a very talented guitarist and fiddler as well as dainties. Chatting with constituents in these settings is enjoyable and informative, so I’m looking forward to both of these gatherings.
In just a few weeks, it will be December – which means Christmas and the New Year are well on their way. That seems like a ridiculous thought, because it feels like the year only just began. Where has the time gone? Regardless, it will soon be time for Christmas events in Dawson Trail. Many will be held in our constituency during the festive season, but one I’m especially looking forward to is the Lorette Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. I’ve participated in this in previous years, and it’s always a great time.
Right now, however, I would like to encourage everyone in Dawson Trail and across our province to attend any of the Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11. I plan to attend one of the many ceremonies in our constituency to honour the brave Canadian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedom.