December 8, 2016: Holiday Greetings; From our representatives.
December 8, 2016: Holiday Greetings;
From our representatives.
Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre;
To my amazing community,
As we round off this wonderful and busy year, I cannot help but relish in all that we have accomplished together. Ours is a strong, diverse and vibrant community where we live in peace among one another and embrace the differences that make us unique.
In multiple trying times across our community this year, we came together and supported one another. I have never stopped being amazed by the generosity of Ottawa. There are many difficult times that not only fail to divide us, but in fact, bring us closer together. We are truly a giving and welcoming community.
It is with that giving spirit in mind, that I wish you and yours a truly wonderful holiday. I hope you take the time to recharge with your loved ones. May the giving spirit also extend to your lending a hand at your local food bank or soup kitchen; a financial donation would go a long way as well in making sure everyone has a warm meal and bed to sleep on.
From my family to yours, may you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and all of the Season’s Greetings in your home.
Catherine McKenna, MP Ottawa Centre;
As we approach the holiday season and draw 2016 to a close, I want to take a moment to wish everyone in Ottawa Centre a joyous holiday season with family and friends.
I’m looking forward once again to participating in a number of charitable activities around town this holiday season to support individuals and families in our community. The Running on Empties Campaign runs at participating Beer Stores on December 17 and the Annual Christmas Hamper packing takes place at the Horticulture Building on December 21. I hope to see you there!
2017 will be an exciting year in Ottawa as we celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. On December 31st, Ottawa will welcome 2017 and kick off the year long festivities across the country. New Year’s Eve events for all ages will take place throughout Ottawa Centre, including at Parliament Hill, City Hall and Lansdowne Park. I encourage you to come and join the fun.