Friends of Cedarvale at Carolyn Bennett’s Canada Day Event

This year Friends of Cedarvale were invited to host a table at our Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett’s Canada Day celebration in Wells Hill park. On a somewhat blustery Wednesday 1st July, we set up our table. Below you can see Susan Aaron, Carolyn and Ivor Simmons at the table:

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Later, we persuaded the “official” mountie to pose with us. His name was given in one of the speeches and I asked him whether I should include it in the blog. “I’d rather you didn’t” was his response. I have respected his wish.

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Another visitor was local Liberal MPP and Ontario Health Minister, Dr Eric Hoskins. His official photographer took this picture with me in it this time; his assistant, Mike Ferguson, sent it to me later.

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Ward 22 councillor Josh Matlow was also present, with his wife and daughter, so all three levels of government were represented. There were speeches, a drumming group, many other tables and stalls, and free hot-dogs and drinks. We talked to a lot of people about the park and ravine, and gathered a few more names for our e-mail list, which now stands at 147 members.

Our next event will be a Healing Plants walk with Helen Mills on Sunday 20th September at 2 pm; further details will be announced later.

John Cummings

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