Busy time in constituency

The month of June has kicked off the summer break with lots of good news items.

The month of June has kicked off the summer break with lots of good news items.

It has been a pleasure to attend all the graduation ceremonies within the Lacombe-Ponoka constituency. This is a great milestone in the lives of young people as they close on segment of their journey to adulthood and begin on the next phase. Congratulations to all the grads.

Another milestone to mention is the official opening of the Nova Chemicals expansion at the Joffre site. June 7 saw the official launch of the expansion which will see approximately $1 billion invested into the site. This expansion will be a huge economic driver for the area and will be an immense asset for the province. The creation of new jobs both during the construction phase and at completion will benefit this area,.

And, speaking of more milestones, Seniors’ Week in Alberta saluted all the pioneer initiative and hard work that our seniors have made to help develop our province and area. Thank you to all seniors; it was your spirit that forged the strong province we have today.

And, even more milestones to celebrate this month include the 85th anniversary celebration of the Ponoka Legion on June 1. Many memories shared, photos look at and stories told on that special occasion. Congratulations to the Ponoka Legion.

Congratulations also to the Lakeside Social Workers Ladies Club on their 90th anniversary June 12. The community spirit is definitely alive and well as this group of community volunteers goes ahead into the next century!

So, the good news and celebrations continue all summer long. I look forward to seeing many of you at the various community events throughout the summer months. The break from the legislature sessions allows me the opportunity to meet with you in person.

If you have any concerns or wish to meet with me over the summer, please contact the constituency office at 403 782 7725 or email: Lacombe.ponoka@assembly.ab.ca. The office is located in Lacombe at #101 4892 46 Street and July/August Hours will be: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (closed for lunch). June hours continue at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch).

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