On behalf of the Federal Liberal Association of Parry Sound-Muskoka, I’d like to send our greetings, take a brief look back at the year that was, and invite you to participate in planning for the year ahead.
2017 saw numerous federal policies introduced that will positively impact Parry Sound-Muskoka, including: a reduced tax rate for small businesses, the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement, the lifting of 30+ long-term drinking water advisories on reserves, the first-ever
In November we held our annual general meeting and proudly introduce our new and returning executive. They are (left to right) Dave Hudson, Laurie Fountain (Secretary), John Stopper, Nancy Osborne, John Duck (President), Tamsen Tillson, Arthur Jefford (Policy), Cameron Prymak, Andy Moore, and Ahsanul Hafiz. Karen Dinner, Robert Ryckman and John Stoppard are not pictured here.
Our association’s next meeting will be in January (details to follow in the new year). We encourage you to attend and help plan and prepare for events in 2018.
We would also like to pay tribute to Greg Black, who passed away on December 22, 2017. Greg was a longtime activist for the party, most recently as campaign-runner for the 2015 federal election campaign of Trisha Cowie. We are grateful for Greg’s important contribution to the party and send our condolences to his family.
As the year comes to a close we invite Liberal supporters to make a financial contribution to the asssociation. Annual political donations of up to $400.00 can potentially earn you a 75% income tax credit. You can make a one-time donation or join the Victory Fund to donate monthly at www.liberal.ca/victoryfund or by contacting Dave Hudson at email@example.com or 705-645-6851. Our budgets operate out of separate accounts, so please be sure to specify how you would like your donation allocated between the Parry Sound-Muskoka Liberal Riding Association and the Federal Liberal Offices in Ottawa.
The next federal election, in October 2019, is fast-approaching. Preparations are underway, and we’d love your assistance. If you are not currently a member, please register at www.liberal.ca (it’s free!) To join or re-confirm your commitment to volunteer with us, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you all the best for a happy and healthy 2018.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Greg Black, on December 22 2017.
Greg was a longtime Liberal activist, most recently running Trisha Cowie’s 2015 election campaign, a campaign in which Trisha rose from newcomer to near-winner, coming within 1,500 votes of taking the seat here in Parry Sound-Muskoka.
Greg’s obituary page and further details can be found HERE.
A celebration of life is taking place on Friday December 29 at 2pm at the Bracebridge Sportsplex, at 110 Clearbrook Trail, Bracebridge. Google Map. All are welcome.
Our sincere condolences go out to Greg’s family and many friends, a good number of whom volunteer here in the riding. Those who may want to send Beth and the family a note can direct it to Beth Black, 1029 Tough Lane, Bracebridge ON, P1L 1W8.
Thank you for everything, Greg. Rest in peace. We’ll miss you.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas. May we all be fortunate enough to enjoy good food, loyal friends and lively conversation. All the best for 2018!
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