Fox steps into larger community roles

This month I would like to take time to step back from politics and pay tribute to the great work community groups do for our society.

This month I would like to take time to step back from politics and pay tribute to the great work community groups do for our society.

I had the pleasure of attending an event for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ponoka. This mentoring association helps children become everything they can be. This group continues with the help of countless volunteers from the community.

Also this month, I was confirmed as an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion. The legion not only serves as a meeting place for those who have served Canadians by protecting and promoting our democracy, but these people continue to serve and give back to their communities through the awarding of scholarships and being an active part of building our communities.

While talking about the good and constructive works of others, I would be remiss not to mention the Rotary Clubs. Not only do they look to end humanity’s struggle with polio but they also work right here in our communities with projects like the recent “Stuff A Bus” campaign.

These are only three examples of the many community groups that work to enrich society right here in central Alberta. It is humbling to see the work and the effort that community members and volunteers go to, to make a difference in someone’s life.

Good things have continued in this community throughout the summer. I was pleased to attend the Bionic Golf Tournament in support of human organ and tissue transplants. Welcome to the students and chaperones from Lacombe’s twin city of Rikubetsu, Japan. I look forward to attending the opening of the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival which highlights Alberta Culture Days, and to the Grand Opening of the new Lacombe Parent Link Centre on Oct. 3.

These are all examples of the good things happening in and around the Lacombe-Ponoka Constituency. I am proud to serve you as your MLA. Keep up the great work. I salute the volunteers and hardworking community members that keep this constituency so vibrant.

If you wish to contact me to talk about issues concerning you, please contact the constituency office, Monday through Friday at #101 4892 46 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4, or phone 403-782-7725. Email: Lacombe.Ponoka@assembly.ab.ca.

 

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