We had another fantastic crowd for our October 14th breakfast social! Thank you to all who attended in making our 32nd consecutive monthly breakfast social a great time for everyone. A very special thanks to our guest speaker, CARP (otherwise known as the Canadian Association for Retired Persons) President Ron Singer who speak in great detail about the CARP organization, the local chapter and all the work they do in the community for seniors and/or those are retired or planning retirement. Anyone of any age can join CARP and Ron encourages everyone to do so and contribute to their activities. There were also updates given on several upcoming events including an October forum and social on combatting discrimination with special guest MP Mary Ng and local panelists and guests for upcoming breakfasts in November (engineer and environmental consultant Anne Tennier to discuss environmental sustainability) and December (London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos)!
We had a fantastic crowd once again for September 10th breakfast social! Thank you to all who attended in making our 31st consecutive monthly breakfast social a great time for everyone. A very special thanks to our guest speaker from Paris, former Etobicoke-West MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier Linda LeBourdais-Near who spoke passionately of the importance and sacrifices involved in public service as well as the experiences one faces after life as an elected official.
A fantastic crowd packed the Duke on Park for our August 5th breakfast social! Thank you to all who attended in making our 30th consecutive monthly breakfast social a great time for everyone. A very special thanks to our guest speaker, the Hon. Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge who spoke passionately of the progress being made in Ontario and the work still being done to make our province a better place for all of us. The details of the next community forum being hosted by a Commission Club (taking place August 16th) were also shared at this breakfast, along with our next Commission Clubs Day of Action on August 26th. Stayed tuned for details to be posted here at this website soon!
To all those that helped with the very successful Sip 'N' Sing Iced Coffee House... THANK YOU! Attendance was great... support was fantastic... and performers were phenomenal! This was the third Sip 'N' Sing Coffee House organized by one of our local Liberal Commission Clubs in the last year and the most successful yet! We had a packed house (including many who were attending their first Liberal event), raised a substantial amount for the Margaret Campbell Fund (which will help support electing more female Liberal candidates in Ontario) and enjoyed and showcased some amazing talent! We had impressive local performers that included highland dancing, barbershop quartet, solo singers, wind instruments, acoustic guitar, indigenous folk music, Broadway musical numbers, along with some great jazz from Kitchener's Tim Louis (who was also supporting our event as the LPC(O) Southwest Region President).
Another great crowd at our July 8th breakfast social! Thank you to all who attended and a very special thanks to our guest speaker, Jeff Burnham, who gave a very informative talk on the need for greater support for libraries in Indigenous communities and the importance of supporting this cause.
Another fantastic turnout and great conversation at our latest monthly breakfast social on June 3rd. Thank you to all who came out and a very special thank you to our special guest speaker, Cheryl Moore, Executive Director of Stedman Community Hospice. Everyone greatly valued hearing about Cheryl's experiences and the extremely valuable work being done at the Hospice. We appreciate all who were able to make it while the Springtime in Paris festival was going on, where many of our volunteers were busy with our Commissions booth at the same time.
Our Commission Clubs were well represented at the 3rd Annual Equity in Politics Conference that took place Laurier Brantford on May 24th. The all-day conference was organized by a Committee of students and teachers at Brantford College Institute (BCI). Inspiring talks were given to local students by leaders such as Six Nations Chief Ava Hill and Cambridge MPP and Minister of Natural Resources Kathryn McGarry. It was great to have the speakers also interact with the students in attendance and those at the booth.
Another fantastic turnout for great conversation at our latest monthly breakfast social on May 6th. Thank you to all who came out and a very special thank you to our special guest speaker, Charlie Kopczyk, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Why Not City Missions and Why Not City Youth Centres. Everyone greatly valued hearing about the life-changing work that Charlie, his wife (and co-founder) Sue and many volunteers do with these organizations to help at-risk youth and the homeless in Brantford-Brant.
With the help of Club members and supporters as well as those in our community, we donated 37 homemade and store bought blankets on behalf of the Brantford-Brant Women's Liberal Club to Nova Vita, a local women's shelter. We even had a blanket come all the way from the west coast! Thank you to all who donated and thank you to our Executive Vice-President Heather MacDonald-Moore who led the drive!